Jean-Claude Borgne of France-based ETS Borgne has patented the Multiple, a split-tube folder for
industrial sewing machines. The folder is suitable for machines that perform lockstitch and
chainstitch for split-tube folders and for flat-bed sewing machines.Due to speed and accuracy of
adjustment, the folder allows for the use of fabric strips otherwise too wide or narrow, according
to the company.The stainless-steel device replaces more than 70 specific conventional split-tube
folders and can produce six different folding patterns having widths from .5 inch to 1 inch. The
machine consists of two adjustable stops at the entrance, a movable retractable jaw at the exit and
an adjustable counter-guide.