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A Case Study in Industrial Aesthetics

A Case Study in Industrial Aesthetics

| December 15, 2017

The merging of “pretty” and “industrial” are a rare occurrence. There is a mindset that if something is to be “tough” or commercial or industrialized the aesthetics don’t matter. Function over fashion. That is a theory as passe as pin curls. Attention to detail is an indicator of quality in design and performance. It breeds […]

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Unitrex XS Max Wear

Unitrex XS Max Wear

| November 17, 2016

Unitrex XS Max Wear is Uniline’s high tech cousin, which is a parallel cored rope of Honeywell’s Spectra, wrapped with a Neoprene tape and over braided with a tough jacket of high tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics. […]

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Untangling the Mysteries of the Coiled Cord

Untangling the Mysteries of the Coiled Cord

| September 14, 2016

Coiled cords made their debut in America way back in the 1930’s at the birth of the trucking and telecommunications industries.  In the 7 decades since retractile cords have appeared in nearly every field. All one has to do is spend a day in front of the television to witness the variety of applications from […]

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Autac – Quality Retractile Cords

Autac – Quality Retractile Cords

| April 25, 2016

Autac Inc has been leading the charge in the retractile cord industry since 1947, first as a distributor and then expanding into manufacturing in 1977. CEO Marie-Louise Burkle ruminates on what she calls the “perpetual re-evolution” of her families company. “When my Dad started out of his garage the sole focus was tractor trailer cords. […]

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