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Author Topic: Help me identify nylon vs polyester  (Read 6684 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2016, 03:22 AM »

So the simple answer is that the ripstop has reinforcing grids.... Sounds like a mis communication about the materials...

Keep us posted, sound like an interesting proposition you are working on (and get a purple one for me!)
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2016, 08:48 AM »

Thanks for the extra info it helps with advice. It makes no difference what the fabric base is nylon or poly. The price is less about the base fiber and more with the quality of the weaving and finishes. The best example from kite making is the more advanced sport kites often use an expensive lightweight poly. one of the factors you need to study is, http://textilelearner.blogspot.com/2013/08/study-on-air-permeability-and-porosity.html. you actually need to be able set a parameter for performance to get the product you need.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2016, 09:52 AM »

I couldn't get the link to show anything from the blog,

but I always appreciate your inputs to the forum.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2016, 10:13 AM »

Thanks for the extra info it helps with advice. It makes no difference what the fabric base is nylon or poly. The price is less about the base fiber and more with the quality of the weaving and finishes. The best example from kite making is the more advanced sport kites often use an expensive lightweight poly. one of the factors you need to study is,
I couldn't get the link to show anything from the blog,

but I always appreciate your inputs to the forum.  Smiley
. you actually need to be able set a parameter for performance to get the product you need.



try this link, there was a stray . that upset the Internet.  Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2016, 11:04 AM »

Thanks for the extra info it helps with advice. It makes no difference what the fabric base is nylon or poly. The price is less about the base fiber and more with the quality of the weaving and finishes. The best example from kite making is the more advanced sport kites often use an expensive lightweight poly. one of the factors you need to study is, http://textilelearner.blogspot.com/2013/08/study-on-air-permeability-and-porosity.html. you actually need to be able set a parameter for performance to get the product you need.




Thanks, yes the weaving of the smoother material (the high density nylon) is much tighter. Again its not for kites but I really appreciate everyones input.

So can we conclude that this is indeed nylon yet?:


ps: Just made a donation to the site's paypal...thanks all for your advice.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2016, 12:14 PM »

Hey Matt, I'm happy to provide you with samples of the three different brands of RIPSTOP NYLON (guaranteed, it's ripstop, and it's nylon!) that I sell. http://www.flymarketkites.com/34-oz-ripstop-nylon/  Texlon, Mirai, and Chikara, all the same weight but all with very different feels because of their coatings. And if you want a sample of ripstop polyester, talk to Jon or Marieanne at Kites & Fun Things. (Click the SkyShark/Skyburner link on the right).
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2016, 12:30 PM »

Hey Matt, I'm happy to provide you with samples of the three different brands of RIPSTOP NYLON (guaranteed, it's ripstop, and it's nylon!) that I sell. http://www.flymarketkites.com/34-oz-ripstop-nylon/  Texlon, Mirai, and Chikara, all the same weight but all with very different feels because of their coatings. And if you want a sample of ripstop polyester, talk to Jon or Marieanne at Kites & Fun Things. (Click the SkyShark/Skyburner link on the right).


Appreciate the offer, but Im stuck with using fabrics that my manufacture can get. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2016, 02:42 PM »

Someone may have to correct the link again but here is this
http://www.tensiontech.com/tools_guides/burning_characteristics.html
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 08:34 AM »

Hey Matt: any luck yet? just saw a new version of this style of "furniture" that has a heavier ripstop material on the bottom and lighter on top (Casfel AirLux)
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