Tubes are hollow laces without filling, creating the impression of flat knit. They are generally lighter and more flexible than laces with filling, and they also exhibit higher flexibility and less water absorption.
Tubes with Filling
These are composite laces, composed of filling and braid. Filler can be of various materials with different absorbability, durability, strength, flexibility and other properties which fundamentally affect the resulting properties of a lace. Surface of these laces can be further chemically modified and treated when using certain materials.
Flat laces are manufactured with different technology than round laces. This technology is called weaving and results in woven braid with high length strength and low elongation. Woven laces are made in a form of composite, which is a compound of 2 materials, one is in the warp and the other in the weft, or as a single lace whole made of one type of yarn. Flat laces are popular for their high strength and interesting look, which we achieve using wide range of already developed designs or new designs according to the customer’s wishes. We combine both colours and materials. These laces can also undergo the process of waxing or hydro treatment.
This type of laces is made with different technology than woven laces, tubes or tubes with fillings which are interlaced. Laces produced by knitting machines are characterized by a high “fluffiness”, the volume to weight ratio being the highest of all types of laces. They are very pleasant to the touch and despite their bulkiness they are flexible and according to used material also suitably solid. The most important feature is their price, which is considerably lower than with other types of laces, because of the low material consumption on 1m of laces. We produce these knitted laces both hollow and filled.
We produce laces from infinite length lines by cutting them to desired length and then we tip them with desired ending material. There are plenty of options and combinations, but we traditionally focus on these ways of tipping:
The diameter of the tip is usually determined by the diameter of a lace. Usually, the tip diameter is 5-10% lower than the lace’s own diameter.
Cotton, Polyamide, Polyester, Polypropylene, Flax
In our external dye house we perform dyeing of cotton, polyamide, linen and polyester laces. Thanks to high-pressure dyeing technology, we achieve excellent results and our colour shades reach maximum clarity. Our colour palette of is unlimited, we develop dyeing recipe directly at customer’s request, which can deliver desired colour either in the form of a sample shipment, RGB graphic definition or CMYK colour composition, RAL code, and so on. By default, however, we dye according to our material sampler.
We produce laces by cutting infinite knitted fabrics of various designs to desired length, which is normally between 40 cm and 240 cm, and we also make laces for hockey skates of 310 cm and 270 cm. The laces are then tipped with celluloid or aluminium and adjusted to bundles or pairs, possibly placed in boxes or blisters. Various adjustments are made on laces, such as waxing, hydro treatment, and so on.
Tool for choosing the appropriate lace according to the number of holes in a shoe
Laces of our production are mainly used by our customers for:
We offer laces in many different adjustments, from individual twisted pairs to industrial adjustments for hundreds and thousands of pairs in a box:
Materials used for the manufacture of laces vary, depending on the type of laces in production. Typical fibres used for laces today include cotton, textured polyester, nylon, and polypropylene. The rigid plastic tip of the shoe that is pushed through the hole in a shoe is made of clear plastic. Acetone is used in the process of securing plastic tip to knitted lace. Laces are also tipped with metal.
Quality control is an important step in the production of high quality Odetka laces. If some defect is found on a lace during the control, large node is created on the lace so that the defect is noticeable. Then the lace with a node must be removed. All laces that are produced are checked in the factory. Some laces are dirty and removed as flawed. Checking occurs when laces are being dried before the pairing process. Maintaining the machine is a prerequisite for successful business. Older knitting machines have been used for several decades and are still effective and precise because they are thoroughly cleaned and oiled every week.