28 Dec James Dewhurst featured in Manufacturing Today Europe

6. Our looms hard at work

James Dewhurst is so pleased to be featured in the December issue of Manufacturing Today Europe! Here’s a little snippet for you to check out:

“Innovative weaving business James Dewhurst has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of flexible reinforcement materials.

Having quickly earned a reputation as an innovator in adapting looms and processes for the production of fabrics in the first few years after opening for business in 1933, Lancashire based James Dewhurst Ltd had more than 140 looms in operation by the start of the World War II. With technical textiles entering the market in the 1950s, the company faced new challenges as the plastic and rubber industry began looking for open mesh scrims made from high tenacity yarns. In response to this, James Dewhurst spent the last three years of his working life finding a solution to this challenge; a level of patience and commitment that was rewarded with the launch of a new class of technical textile, scrims, which was patented as ‘Jamette’ scrim fabric. ‘Jamette’ became the forerunner of James Dewhurst’s high performance woven and laid scrims, now known as Dewlock and Dewtex.”

Read the full press release here!