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Higher Specification Flame Retardant Fabrics

Posted July 8, 2013

Working with one of our fabric suppliers, Lancastle have sourced new versions of coated nylon fabrics which perform significantly better in EN533 flame tests. As a result our customers can enjoy additional reassurance when using products made from these fabrics in more hazardous situations.

Flex transfer printing equipment installed

Posted April 19, 2013

Lancastle have recently bought a large format plotter allowing application of vinyl flex prints to our products. Given a vector file of a logo or image, the plotter cuts an outline in one colour vinyl which is then fixed to the material using a heat press. The end result gives a quality look for the product and is a good alternative to screen printing.

New Diving Helmet Liner designed

Posted January 22, 2013

Lancastle has redesigned a Diving Helmet Liner to provide additional comfort. The liner features a number of removable foam pads which are combined in stages to give the desired level of cushioning. The liner is held in place using nickel plated poppers.

Sublimation printed sportswear redesigned for comfort

Posted September 2, 2012

Working for Kingdom of Sport, Lancastle has designed a revised shape range of rugby and football kits in polyester stretch fabric suitable for sublimation printing. The shirts feature more material in the shoulders, slimmer waists and longer backs for a more athletic fit. The shorts are cut higher on the thighs making it more comfortable to run. All sportswear now has overlocked seams with 3 needle coverstitch re-enforcement for extra strength.

Increasing industry applications for foreign material exclusion covers & tarpaulins

Posted May 29, 2012

Designed initially for use in the nuclear power industry, our foreign material exclusion covers & tarpaulins are being used more widely in other industrial environments. We have gained a good reputation for our hard-wearing, standardised product range using anti-static material and short delivery lead times for bespoke printed orders.

New skull and crossbones Fun Patch

Posted January 15, 2012

We’ve added to our range of Fun Patches….. These new skull and crossbones black fabric Fun Patches have all the same design features as the original fun patches plus a vinyl transfer in assorted colours and finishes, including glow in the dark, neon and sparkles. The patches are made from soft breathable material that keeps its shape even after washing and is comfortable and fun to wear. The patch attaches inside of the glasses frame and is shaped to follow the contours of the face, ensuring proper occlusion. Colour options: Sparkle - blue, red, orange, silver, pink. Neon - pink, green, yellow, orange. Glow in the dark white.

New cutting equipment installed

Posted November 21, 2011

New cutting table installed …… reducing labour time and material waste. It is always our aim to invest in new machinery to enable us to efficiently manufacture quality sewn products, here, in the UK.

Lancastle invests in sublimation print equipment to improve the clarity and quality of printed items

Posted July 5, 2011

Newly installed sublimation print presses are a good addition to our existing printing capabilities, allowing bespoke, bold, colour printing to polyester, resulting in a wash safe, non peel marking. We have recently used this new machinery to produce numbered competitor tabards for the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials which will be used by dog handlers arriving from 23 nations.

Lancastle is pleased to have been working with Kay Pictures Ltd for the last 6 months, having achiev

Posted April 14, 2011

Designed by an experienced orthoptist, The Kay Fun Patch is a children’s eye patch, providing a stylish and successful occlusion treatment for amblyopia (commonly referred to as “lazy eye”). With lots of fabric patterns to choose from and made from washable, soft, cushioned, breathable fabric, The Kay Fun Patch is comfortable and cost effective.

Having successfully streamlined the manufacturing process to produce quality assured, consistent patches, Lancastle is currently working on new designs. For more information, go to kayfunpatch.com.

Lancastle is refurbished and re-organised, resulting in enhanced work flow and improved working con

Posted March 18, 2011

Lancastle is in the process of a general refurbishment and re-organisation programme, which has already improved our work flow and enhanced working conditions for our team of staff. Our production facilty has been re-floored, re-wired and we have been able to improve our stock holding facilities.

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