ACW BRINGS THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY TO THE MARKETPLACE

Major equipment upgrade provides increased production capacity while providing military and commercial textile webbing customers with product consistency and quality.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. January (2012) – ACW, www.ACW1.com , a manufacturer of high performance plastic and metal fasteners, hook and loop, as well as elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products, has purchased a continuous dye-range finishing system.  The continuous dye-range finishing system is used to treat webbing products.

This new technology provides ACW’s customers with the most consistently, high quality products available in the marketplace today.  Additionally, this equipment is a major upgrade that will increase capabilities in production capacity specifically for the company’s military and commercial textile webbing customers. This all electronic, computer controlled system, virtually eliminates pigment excess with its precise and consistent aqueous padding application of dye and pigment finishes to webbing material.

“We are very pleased to be able to make a major equipment upgrade that will benefit our customers with consistently, high quality products. Our mission is to always improve our products and services in every possible way to better serve our customers in this highly competitive marketplace.  This equipment upgrade enables ACW to exceed our customer’s expectations.” explained, ACW President, Mark Krauss.

ABOUT ACW  -  Since 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise performance standards in the industry.  They manufacturer and distribute a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners, hook and loop, as well as the most current designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products.


ACW RECEIVES UL/ULC APPROVAL ON 20 NEW PRODUCTS

The company’s “Fireloc” line of heat resistant plastic buckles, slides and hook products exceed  corporate goals with an unprecedented number of product certifications.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. September (2011) – ACW, www.ACW1.com , a manufacturer of high performance plastic and metal fasteners, as well as elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products, has announced the certification of 20 new “Fireloc” products by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).  Primarily designed for high-heat applications, the “Fireloc” line of products has been tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States and Canada. The rigorous testing, certification and follow-up audit process conducted by UL for each product ensures a standard of excellence and safety for industry use.

“We are very pleased to bring 20 more UL approved products to the marketplace. The expansion of the “Fireloc “ line of heat-resistant products is a direct result of how our highly skilled and knowledgeable staff along with the efficiency of our manufacturing facility allow us to meet the demands of our customers.” explained, Mark Krauss, president of ACW.
These highly-engineered products are made from the highest quality materials available. Additionally, ACW manufacturers a line of webbing products using specialty yarns, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and PBI® that complement the “Fireloc “product line giving customers a “total solution“ product selection.

ABOUT ACW  -   Since 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise performance standards in the industry.  They manufacturer and distribute a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners, as well as the most current designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products.


ACW EXPANDS CUSTOM MOLDING OPERATION WITH TURN-KEY SERVICES

From concept to completion, ACW can now provide custom molding services with value-added services to a wide range of markets.

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July (2011) – ACW (American Cord and Webbing), a full-service, custom design manufacturer of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products announced the expansion of their custom molding business that includes complete turn-key services that range from concept through completion.

ACW’s efficient manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art molding machines provides customers with superior performance components at a highly competitive pricing advantage.

The company has invested in highly skilled personnel so that value-added services such as in-house design and engineering capabilities are an integrated part of the total solution custom molding services they offer customers. With state-of-the-art solid works design software they provide customers with precision components, engineering and molding capabilities.

As a mid-size custom molder, ACW puts an emphasis on value-added services. With pre-production samples, the company can now take a product from concept to production, onto custom packaging and assembly. Post molding ultrasonic welding and a full range of certified quality testing all round out their turn-key approach positioning ACW on the fast track as one of the industries’ leading mid-size custom molding businesses.

ACW has experienced a significant percentage of growth in many markets. Markets such as aerospace, medical, high-end flash photography, waste treatment, and electronics are among the leading business segments they currently serve.

The ACW team works closely with customers to meet market challenges with a problem-solving approach that complements their long-standing reputation for product quality. More than ever, they are able to seek the most innovative, cost-effective solutions for their customers.

Mark Krauss, ACW president, stated, “Our main focus is to work closely with our customers and provide them with precision components. Our total solution approach gives our customers both a pricing and product advantage. We’re an engineered-product driven company and we’ll continue to build on our reputation for innovative, high quality products and superior customer service.”

Established in 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise industry performance standards. Their custom design and manufacturing services include a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products. The company is recognized throughout the apparel, sporting goods, industrial fabric, travel ware, safety and medical industries. As a full-line supplier, ACW maintains a large inventory of all products for rapid response time orders.


ACW RESPONDS TO GROWING MARKET DEMANDS WITH THE EXPANSION OF A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY AND THE ADDITION OF NEW PERSONNEL

Years of dedication to exceptional product quality result in a facility expansion that broadens highly competitive, custom design and manufacturing services lead by a team of experienced industry professionals.

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March (2011) – ACW (American Cord and Webbing), a full-service, custom design manufacturer of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products announced the expansion of their custom design and manufacturing facilities. The company has also added two key team members who will support ACW’s custom design product development effort.

Over the past year, ACW has experienced a significant percentage of growth in many of the markets they serve. As a result, they have undertaken the task of meeting customer demands by streamlining operations and expanding their facilities. Now, the additional space allows them to incorporate all aspects of their custom design and manufacturing services to function under one roof. This efficiency allows ACW to be competitive in all phases of product development. The ACW team works closely with customers to meet market challenges with a problem-solving approach that complements their long-standing reputation for product quality. More than ever, they are able to seek the most innovative, cost-effective solutions for their customers.

New to the ACW team are Stephan Yardan and Wendy Horowitz. The company made a decision to not only expand their “physical plant”, but to also expand their Research and Development team with two highly experienced industry professionals.

Mark Krauss, ACW president, commented, “Providing customers with product solutions that help them meet industry challenges means formulating a highly skilled team that understand business trends, can anticipate customer’s needs and deliver innovative products. Wendy and Steve complement our custom design, problem-solving approach in the best possible way.”

Wendy Horowitz is an expert on specialty fibers for narrow fabric applications. A textile engineer and business development specialist, she has helped ACW enter highly technical, performance driven markets. Her clear understanding of customers’ needs, along with her creativity, has led to the developments of several new product lines. Wendy is also Chairperson of the Safety & Technical Products Division of IFAI.

ACW has had a long standing relationship with industrial designer Steve Yardan. Steve’s design and business understanding has helped ACW co-develop fresh concepts into product realities. As a result, this strategic alliance allows ACW to service customers with in-house, rapid product development followed by production for numerous markets including categories for military use.

Established in 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise industry performance standards. Their custom design and manufacturing services include a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners as well as the most advanced designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products. The company is recognized throughout the apparel, sporting goods, industrial fabric, travel ware, safety and medical industries. As a full-line supplier, ACW maintains a large inventory of all products for rapid response time orders.


ACW INTRODUCES “FIRELOC” A COMPLETE LINE OF HEAT RESISTANT HARDWARE

Thermal-Resistant Nylon Plastic Hardware with UL/ULC Approval

WOONSOCKET, R.I. November (2010) – ACW, www.ACW1.com , a manufacturer of high performance plastic and metal fasteners, hook and loop, as well as elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products, has introduced “Fireloc” a line of heat resistant plastic buckles, slides, and hook products. Primarily designed for high-heat applications, the Fireloc two inch side release has been tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories for use in the United States and Canada.

“Our mission at ACW is to continually develop new products that meet the demands of the marketplace. We are proud to provide our customers with a heat-resistant, hardware product line that has met the stringent safety standards of Underwriters Laboratories for use in the US and Canada.” explained, Mark Krauss, president of ACW.

These highly-engineered products are made from the highest quality materials available. Furthermore, ACW manufacturers a line of webbing products using specialty yarns, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and PBI® that complement the Fireloc product line offering their customers a “total solution“ product selection.

ABOUT ACW - Since 1917, ACW has been developing products that raise performance standards in the industry. They manufacturer and distribute a complete line of highly engineered plastic and metal fasteners, hook and loop, as well as the most current designs in elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products.