Industrial Contract Sewing

Great Lakes Filters’ industrial sewing capabilities provide us with a quality-oriented and cost-efficient background to manufacture products to our customers’ specifications. Along with our industrial sewing services, we can also provide product development and engineering skills to work with woven and non-woven fabrics, vinyl, foam, laminates, leather, and more. Our contract industrial sewing services can help you grow your ideas into a prototype, and we can support anything from small runs to mass production runs.

Because of their unusually high wet strength, light weight, good chemical resistance and low cost, nonwovens are outstanding for many filtering applications. We not only specialize in nonwovens for coolant filtration and offer a complete range of densities and micron ranges, but we are also able to cut and sew filter pouches, socks, tubes, and bags out of woven and nonwoven filter fabric.

An experience engineer can help you choose the optimal material, and our inhouse converting plants will ensure a quick turnaround and affordable pricing.

  • Fabric and Material Slitting and Re-rolling (+/- 2mm)
  • Fabric and Material – Cut to Length Capability (+/- 2mm)
  • Die Cutting Capability (+/- 1mm-2mm)
    • Samco ODC Die Vac System 60” x 20 ft. P-Feed
    • Roll Feed Systems – Non-fusing/Synthetics
    • Post Head Systems – Sheet Stock and Roll Feed
  • Rotating “Clicker” Heads – Sheet Stock
  • Multi-Ply Cutting Tables/Knife Cutters – Custom Products
  • Laser Cutting Capability through Sub-contractor
  • Heat Cutting Capability – Heated Dies
  • Custom “Tailored” Sewing with “Overcast”, Single and Double Needle Capability (+/- 1mm-2mm Seam Control)
  • Programmable Sewing Systems (=/- .5mm-1mm)
  • Di-Electric Sealing Equipment
  • Eyelet, Grommet and Snaps Setting Equipment
  • Engineering Capability – Design and Build “Jigs”, Fixtures, Assembly Folders and Sewing/Assembly Aids
  • Engineering Capability – to Design and Develop “Cut and Sew” Patterns for Multi-products
  • “On-line” Network Computer Work Center Systems
  • Association with The Acme Group:  Industrial Fabric Development and Supply
  • Application of Adhesives and Coatings on Fabrics
  • Creative “Product and System” Development
  • Multi-step “Value Added” Supplier: Raw Material, Pre-Production, Subcontractor and Finished Products
  • Three Shift Capacity – All Technologies
Features Buckles
Cord Locks
Grommets
Hook & Loop
Snaps
Ties
Twist-Locks
Elastic Straps
Webbing Straps
Zippers
Secondary Capabilities Computerized Cutting
Computerized Patterning
Embossing
Embroidery
Heat Sealing
Production Volume Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Large Production Run
  • Kevlar
  • Laminations
  • Meshes
  • Neoprene
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Vinyl Coated and laminated Polyester
  • Spunbond Fabrics
  • Pointbond Fabrics
  • Meltblown Fabrics
  • Ply Fabrics
  • Cotton & Synthetic Canvas
  • SMS Absorbents
  • Lofted Media
  • Spacer Fabric
  • Needle-Punched Felts and Other Fabrics
  • Woven Fabric Die Cutting
  • Kints
  • Polyester
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Continuous Filaments
  • Industrial Filter Press Paper
  • Chromatography, Electrophoresis, and Blotting Paper
  • Food and Lab Grade Paper
  • Foams
  • Foils
  • Vinyl
  • Laminates
  • Batting
  • Flexible Composites
  • Filter Media
  • Light Gauge Metal Screen
  • Scrims
  • Plastic Sheet Stock
  • Engineered Mesh
  • Light Chipboard
  • Films

Filter Nonwoven/Woven Cut and Sew Manufacturing

Because of their unusually high wet strength, light weight, good chemical resistance and low cost, nonwovens are outstanding for many filtering applications. We not only specialize in nonwovens for coolant filtration and offer a complete range of densities and micron ranges, but we are also able to cut and sew filter pouches, socks, tubes, and bags out of woven and nonwoven filter fabric.

Filter Bags and Press Cloths

We cut and sew industrial fabrics for filter bags that go in housings, vacuum leaf filters, rotary drum covers, and plate and frame filters. All cloth elements are expertly tailored to assure proper fit and conform to OEM specifications.

An experience engineer can help you choose the optimal material, and our inhouse converting plants will ensure a quick turnaround and affordable pricing.

Available ring styles for filter bags

  • Carbon or Stainless Steel Ring
  • Polyester, Polypropylene, or Nylon Rings and Flanges
  • Drawstrings
  • Unfinished (no ring)
  • Buna-N or Viton Flanges
  • Morrow Tops

Dust Collector Bags and Tubes

Great Lakes Filters offers a complete line of replacement dust bags and tubes for every industry in cotton and synthetic fabrics, as well as wool, Orlon, Dacron, Polypropylene, and Teflon felts.

For unknown or unusual conditions for dust collection, Great Lakes Filters are qualified to select a fabric or felt that will maximize service life, efficiency, and economies in your operation’s process. We assure our customers that performance and efficiency will remain constant from one installation to next.

Find out more about our dust collector bag configurations on out dust bag page.

Custom Project Cut and Sew Manufacturing

  • Flex socks (Sifting socks and connectors)
  • Non-Skid Absorbent Mats
  • Process Filtration
  • Bag House Filter Pleated Elements
  • Centrifuge Liners & Bags
  • Centrifugal, Vibro-/Turbo Sifter products
  • Coolant Filter Belts
  • Dust Filter Bags
  • Filter Press Cloths
  • Fluid Bed Dryer Bags
  • Horizontal Disc Filter Cloths
  • Leaf Filter Covers
  • Nutsche Filter Dryer Bags
  • PHARMA GMP Bags
  • Plansifter Products
  • Purifier Products
  • Rotary Disc Filter Covers
  • Rotary Drum Filter Belts
  • Rotary Pan Filter Segments
  • Vacuum Dryer Belts
  • Vacuum Belt Filter
  • Belt Press Filter
  • Filter Press
  • Horizontal Disc Filter
  • Leaf Filter
  • Tube Press and Multi Element Candle Filter
  • Bag Filter
  • Cyclone Screening

Great Lakes carries large stocks of cotton and synthetic fabrics in all standard weights and constructions in all standard weights and constructions are maintained in our warehouse for prompt delivery.

  • We have over 65 years of industrial sewing, handling both small and large jobs in a myriad of industries.
  • We helped develop many of the currently used engineering practices in industrial and food grade non-woven and woven fabric for air and liquid filtration.
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automotive Industry
  • Bakeries
  • Car Washers
  • Caterers
  • Department Stores
  • Furniture Industry
  • Hardware Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Interior Furnishing
  • Lumber Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Metalworking
  • Nursing Homes
  • Painting
  • Plastics
  • Plumbing
  • Printing
  • Refinishing
  • Restaurants
  • Ship Industry
  • Steelmaking
  • Supermarkets
  • Welding
  • Woodworking
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