Steel Heddle® Offers Wide-Width Frame

Belgium-based GTP Global Textile Partner’s Steel Heddle® subsidiary now offers a
5,475-millimeter-wide heddle frame that requires no center support. GTP reports it is the longest
frame ever produced without center support, and is suitable for weaving machines operating at high
speeds, especially those used to produce technical fabrics.

The frame is a modified version of Steel Heddle’s HybridPower 158 aluminum frame with carbon
strips to provide stability for high-speed operation.

May/June 2010