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ACW Announces Acquisition Of Mageba Dye Range

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc (ACW) is excited to announce the acquisition of a state of the art Mageba continuous dye range.  This electronic range is specially designed for acid dying, which allows for fast color changes, high performance and exceptional results.  ACW now has the ability to offer our customers custom dye services and color reproduction on small and large dye lot runs.

77C6C362-686A-45C1-B1F6-509113B20D57This multi-faceted range is specialized for the continuous acid dying of light woven tapes used in military clothing as well as heavy duty woven military webbing used in belts and military gear.

ACW now provides MIL-SPEC Webbing dyed to match the federal standard colors set by Natick Soldiers Systems.  Our Natick approved plastic hardware line is also matched to the federal standard colors and in stock.

Performance at its best.  We provide all your military needs in one click.  Please check us out online at www.acw1.com.

ACW – FireLoc Heat Stabilized Plastic Fasteners And Buckles

Monday, October 24th, 2016

This is a release from ACW regarding their new FireLoc Heat Stabilized Plastic Fasteners and Buckles.

ACW is the industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of Heat Resistant Plastic Hardware.

Introducing FireLoc® heat stabilized plastic fasteners and buckles.

In response to the need for plastic hardware capable of meeting UL/ULC and NFPA standards for heat resistant hardware, we at ACW have engineered a plastic hardware line specifically designed to withstand high-heat applications. These heat stabilized products have been tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories for use in the United States and Canada.

Our FireLoc® heat stabilized plastic fasteners and buckles meet UL/ULC Certified Standards of Safety.

• NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire
Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2013 Edition
• NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue
Incidents, 2013 Edition
• NFPA 1977, Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland
Fire Fighting, 2016 Edition
• NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Industrial
Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2012 Edition
• NFPA 1975, Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements,
2014 Edition
• NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical
Operations, 2013 Edition
• CAN/CGSB 155.20, Standard on Workwear for Protection Against
Hydrocarbon Flash Fire, 2000 Edition
• CAN/CGSB 155.22, Standard on Fireline Workwear for Forest
Firefighters, 2014 Edition

ACW, Inc. is located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in a state-of-the-art weaving and molding manufacturing facility. For more information on our FireLoc® heat stabilized plastic fasteners and buckles, please contact us at 401-762-5500 or visit www.acw1.com.

ACW MSR Side Release Buckle

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc. (ACW Co., Inc.) is a leading designer and manufacturer of certified Berry-compliant plastic hardware that meets and exceeds the specifications necessary for military applications. We stock a wide range of products to fit all of our customers’ needs, and all of our buckles are molded in our RI manufacturing facility.

Our MSR Buckles are all military-approved in all widths and are the industry’s standard for both performance and appearance among molded fasteners. Our product line includes MSR Side Release, MSR Male Buckle with Hole, MSR Field Attachment, MSR Double Adjust, MSR Camo, MSR Male Loop, and MSR Buckle with Slot. All buckles also have the ACW IRR Scattershield surface finish and are available in standard materials (Acetal, Nylon, FireLoc), as well as custom options. The buckles can be ordered in a variety of color options (Black, White, Coyote #498, Tan #499, Foliage Green #504, Camo pattern and custom colors).

In the marketplace today, there is a need for certified & approved, Berry-compliant products that maintain the highest strength and quality. ACW is able to provide those products all the while exceeding market expectations. Our knowledgeable customer care representatives are able to provide further product specifications upon request.

ACW is located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in a state-of-the-art weaving and molding manufacturing facility. You are also able to reach us at www.acw1.com.

ACW Introduces Continuous Dye-Range Finishing System

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The new Continuous Dye-Range Finishing System recently acquired by ACW is used to treat their numerous webbing products. It will virtually eliminate pigment excess due to its precise and consistent aqueous padding application of dye and pigment finishes to webbing material.

ACW President, Mark Krauss told us, “We are very pleased to be able to make a major equipment upgrade that will benefit our customers with consistently, high quality products. Our mission is to always improve our products and services in every possible way to better serve our customers in this highly competitive marketplace. This equipment upgrade enables ACW to exceed our customer’s expectations.”


ACW Expands with New Facility and Additional Hires

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Established in 1917, ACW (American Cord and Webbing) is a custom design manufacturer of plastic and metal fasteners as well as elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products. In addition to expanding their custom design and manufacturing facilities to bring all of these efforts under one roof, they have also added two key team members, Wendy Horowitz and Stephan Yardan who will support their custom design product development effort.

Mark Krauss, ACW president, commented, “Providing customers with product solutions that help them meet industry challenges means formulating a highly skilled team that understand business trends, can anticipate customer’s needs and deliver innovative products. Wendy and Steve complement our custom design, problem-solving approach in the best possible way.”

ACW had this to say about Ms Horowitz and Mr Yardan:

Wendy Horowitz is an expert on specialty fibers for narrow fabric applications. A textile engineer and business development specialist, she has helped ACW enter highly technical, performance driven markets. Her clear understanding of customers’ needs, along with her creativity, has led to the developments of several new product lines. Wendy is also Chairperson of the Safety & Technical Products Division of IFAI.

ACW has had a long standing relationship with industrial designer Steve Yardan. Steve’s design and business understanding has helped ACW co-develop fresh concepts into product realities. As a result, this strategic alliance allows ACW to service customers with in-house, rapid product development followed by production for numerous markets including categories for military use.


ACW Introduces “FIRELOC” Heat Resistant Hardware

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

ACW has introduced “Fireloc” a line of heat resistant plastic buckles, slides, and hook products. Primarily designed for high-heat applications, the Fireloc two inch side release has been tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories for use in the United States and Canada.

For those of you unfamiliar with ACW, they manufacturer plastic and metal fasteners, hook and loop, as well as elastic and non-elastic narrow textile webbing and cord products. They also manufacturer a line of webbing products using specialty yarns, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, PBI®, and Dyneema® that complement the Fireloc product line offering their customers a “total solution“ product selection.

“Our mission at ACW is to continually develop new products that meet the demands of the marketplace. We are proud to provide our customers with a heat-resistant, hardware product line that has met the stringent safety standards of Underwriters Laboratories for use in the US and Canada.” explained, Mark Krauss, president of ACW.