Woven or non-woven textile separators for parts protection are ergonomic packaging solutions used mainly in the automotive industry.
They provide excellent protection for painted or scratch-sensitive components of any size: from small to long or bulky components, e.g., headlights, leather-wrapped steering wheels, doors, mirrors, windshields or other safety glass components, front or rear bars, handles, dashboard components, appearance parts, small metal parts.
Internal textile separators are designed for the specific needs of individual logistic projects.
They can be produced for plastic boxes, folding pallet boxes or custom-built metal racks. Designed to keep the parts separated, they prevent contact and absorb vibrations during transport.
Textile compartments provide enhanced protection for stored or transported parts, especially oversized or irregular-shaped ones that do not fit easily in compartments with rigid regular shapes.
Many parts have irregular shapes that allow nesting inside a larger container, thus significantly improving space efficiency.
The materials used in the production of separators are high-quality, very resistant, and may receive special treatments, e.g., water resistance, fireproofing, anti-scratch, antibacterial, antistatic or dissipative (ESD).
Textile pallet dividers with horizontal access
Long or flat parts are best transported using logistic packaging with horizontal access. This setup allows horizontal nesting, with good protection against mechanical shocks during transport, handling or production — possibly the most ergonomic solution for a wide array of parts.
We have developed dividers compatible with a range of containers:
- Flatpac with open front (still foldable) – can be placed in containers KTP 114888, KTP 114777, 114999, and Ecopacks. These systems are foldable.
- Magnum Optimum with a collar for storing the textile separator when folded
- A foldable metal rack that folds together with the separator
- Rigid metal rack
- Trolleys with sliding components
The separators may come with vertical or horizontal reinforcements, plastic plate reinforcements or technical foam. If an item has very sensitive areas, that particular area of the partition can have cuts or receive thermoformed plates to keep everything perfectly safe.
The containers can be equipped with anti-dust tarpaulins, which allow clear visibility.
Separators inside a container can be easily removed and replaced whenever they wear off, or the container needs repurposing for a different task.
Heavy metal racks can be pulled or pushed using tow trucks to make a complete solution.
Textile pallet dividers with vertical access
Textile dividers with vertical access can be set up in several stories. When emptied, upper levels slide to one side to grant access to the ones below. This divider system allows nesting pieces.
Sliding systems vary depending on the content weight. They can use bars and eyelets or hooks; heavy weights rely on metal support profiles for each.
Small design solutions make a tremendous difference in ergonomics. Smooth and silent sliding of the pouches and folding empty containers with textile dividers inside are features that make work easy and enjoyable.
Textile pockets can be fitted with foam for better protection. Various design solutions improve textile dividers, not allowing content to touch each other or any hard component of the container.
These systems can be installed in Flatpac plastic pallets (KTP 114888, KTP 114777, KTP System 2000, Ecopacks) or injected folding pallets (Magnum Optimum, Klappa), metal SLI containers or various metal racks.
Textile box dividers
Textile separators for boxes are custom-made to fit various containers – box, box pallet, metal rack) but also respect the particular features and constraints of the products and the ergonomic requirements involved in the product’s logistic chain.
They are common in the automotive industry but also in electronics or the production of sensitive precision objects, e.g., glass or fragile components for medical devices.
Advantages of textile separators:
- Allow boxes to be folded when empty
- Allow nesting of the parts inside the box
- Easy to use by operators (ergonomic)
Woven materials are cut using CNC Laser, which also seals the edges to prevent threads from coming off. Sewing is done both manually and automatically by machines.
Textile materials we use:
- Tyvek 1082D
- Tyvek 2473L
- Vapour Fabric (allows humidity to escape but protects against rain)
- TNT Spunbond (PPNT)
- Royal Fabric
- ESD Fabric
Foam types we use:
- Antistatic EPE
- Antistatic PU foam
- ESD Foam
- Eva foam
- Laminated foam
Vapour Fabric materials help eliminate moisture but prevent condensation or humidity inside the packaging.
Evolon, Tyvek, Astonika, Microfiber, and PVC are recommended for scratch-sensitive surfaces.
Pellucid is transparent and allows visibility.
The ergonomic positioning of parts in containers must take into account the following:
- Sensitive surfaces of the part
- Movement requirements that dictate whether a horizontal or vertical supply is preferable
Textile materials can be padded on alveolar plastic to produce a rigid anti-scratch divider, stable against shocks. This type of structure ensures stability in all directions. No slipping or deformation will likely affect the products stored or transported inside.
Adapted interiors prevent the damage of the parts by collision or friction, as they will not come in contact with other parts stored in the container, thus making it easier for operators to handle them safely and quickly.
Non-woven fabric internal dunnage is easy to handle and also makes it easy to check large parts (car bars, doors, steering wheels, mirrors) by opening the separators from the top or lateral side.
Fabrics have an excellent foldability ratio, making them efficient when not in use.
Non-woven textile packaging, tarpaulin, PVC, and polyamide is mainly used in the automotive industry. They reduce transportation costs by increasing the quantity of transported products by up to 30%.
Non-woven Spunbond separators can be designed to fold together with the outer packaging.
Their removal is not necessary, thus significantly improving operations on return trips.