- Unpainted clothes hangers made of soft-touch PP compound
- Single-stage manufacturing process with no further processing
- Multitude of surface designs are possible
The German company Cortec has been manufacturing shop equipment for the fashion industry since 1961. In the area of clothes hangers, alongside wood and metal hangars, plastic hangers have undergone an upgrade in recent years. To ensure that slick garments adhere better, the company has developed the Soft Touch line. This line is available in three versions: painted, coated and unpainted made of a soft-touch PP compound from LyondellBasell.
Single-stage manufacturing process with no further processing
Plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen was able to convince Cortec that the single-stage manufacturing process with no further processing or post-processing was not only more cost-effective and eco-friendly, but that the material itself had a high aesthetic quality that would fully satisfy the company’s requirements. When used for clothes hangers, the anti-slip effect of the material ensures that the garment stays in the right place. Furthermore, the recycling process is simplified since the entire hanger is made of just one material.
Multitude of surface designs are possible
And combined with an appropriate injection mould, a multitude of surface designs are possible, such as leather grain with a seam in single-component production. The material also has very good colorability and good working properties, making it suitable for use in a variety of applications. In addition, The attenuated sound quality of the material ensures that when a clothes hanger falls, it makes a pleasant, low-pitch sound rather than a clanging noise, as is the case with polystyrene, for instance.
Softell compounds are available in various stiffnesses (80 MPa to 4,500 MPa tensile modulus (ISO 178)) and are already in use in a number of other industries, such as household goods, the furniture industry, agricultural-machinery technology, commercial vehicles and the automotive industry (Opel, Audi and VW, among others).