Sewfree® Ecosystem

Sewfree bonding is revolutionizing the design and construction of garments and softgoods. It’s an integrated system of high-performance products, process, machinery, and services. Our ecosystem allows us to partner with you and guide you from inspiration to execution. 

The Future of Design

Sewfree bonding is changing the face of manufacturing across a broad spectrum of industries, transforming what we make and how we make it. It’s improving factory efficiencies. It’s letting designers and developers rethink how they even approach their craft. With benefits not available from a needle and thread or old-fashioned adhesives, it establishes a whole different set of rules and a world of capabilities.  For creations that are lighter. Sleeker. More durable. And a whole lot more attractive. It’s the natural next step in the evolution of apparel, soft goods and much, much more. 

Better Products Better Planet

Our Environmental Health and Sustainability Program integrates the principles of environmental consciousness and sustainability into all functional areas of Bemis.

Internally, we have developed initiatives to manage our energy use in the most efficient way possible and to reduce the environmental impact of our building operation, material consumption and disposal. We invest in the protection and enhancement of our surrounding community. And we prioritize the life-balance, health and well-being of our employees, as it is intimately linked to the success of our company and the products we make for yours.

Wherever possible, we certify Sewfree adhesive films through bluesignTM and Oeko-Tex. At every step we work to eliminate harmful substances from the manufacturing process, reduce our carbon footprint, and minimize waste. We’re part of an elite group of certified raw material and component suppliers committed to following the most stringent, environmentally-friendly standards without compromising functionality or quality. As part of our ongoing social responsibility, we require permanent screening in both our supply chain and our manufactured products.

Not only do we want to help make products better, we want to help make the planet better too.

The Lab

If you’re considering a Sewfree application for a project, we’ll run it through a range of tests to make sure it performs exactly as you need for your garment or softgood. We can test its compatibility with your fabrics. See how it performs with adhesives. Let’s find out how viable the design is before moving forward.

Our process is pretty straightforward. You submit your fabric sample along with an official technical request. We’ll troubleshoot, report on the findings and make any appropriate recommendations for your project.

The Bridge From Process to Execution

Our application services team is here to help give you a deep understanding of adhesive applications and simplify the process of integrating Sewfree into your designs. We research, develop and teach assembly techniques and create documents that break down specific procedures. We can make product, process, machine and material recommendations for both the design and construction phase and we even create construction samples to help bring your ideas to life. Our team is available for on-site training and tech pack reviews and will even help troubleshoot at your factory.

We now have over 4,000 square feet of testing facilities in Hong Kong with state-of-the-art bonding machinery. Our space is your space, and we make it available to customers for teaching, training and inspirational open houses.

The Right Machines

We know that the key component in any successful project is a smooth and cost-effective manufacturing process. While many factories are becoming experts at bonding, there are many more that are just starting to realize the amazing benefits of bonded construction. That’s why we help advise the factories on proper machinery and consult on technical details.

We have close relationships with many machine manufacturers. Once we collectively identify what applications are needed and the best options for machinery, we can connect the suppliers and the factories. Machines can range from a heat press or tacking iron to ultrasonic bonding and laser cutting. There are even testing machines and presses used in other industries that can be used in bonded construction. 

Bonding is Better

LIGHTWEIGHT

Sewfree bonds are up to 6% lighter than traditional sewn seams. They can reduce overall seam weight up to 30% when dry. And Sewfree will absorb 50- 60% less of its original weight when wet.

DURABLE

Rigorous lab and field testing have proven Sewfree bonds are as strong or stronger than sewn seams. When tested on a tensile machine, the fabric gives before Sewfree does.

STRETCHABLE

Sewfree bonds are up to 40% less restrictive than sewn seams and offer excellent stretch and recovery. That means more freedom of movement, more comfort and fewer distractions.

WATERPROOF

Hydrostatic testing shows Sewfree improves water resistance. Because it’s bonded there are no stitch holes for water to seep into. It keeps your customers drier. And happier.

BREATHABLE

Breathability is maintained when bonding fabric with Flowfree™.

Knowledge is Power

Sewfree is a big story. It’s a game-changing ecosystem 
for apparel and softgoods. To fully embrace cut and bond construction, it’s imperative that everyone on your team has an understanding and comfort level with its properties and possibilities. And is fully capable to relay that story to the end consumer.

In the spring and fall we showcase ways to use Sewfree in established stitching applications. At our trade shows, we meet with existing and new customers and offer design reviews, answer questions, and help overcome any obstacles. We host design labs for hands-on product interaction. We’ve created countless how-to videos, technical bulletins and a slew of consumer-centric marketing materials. We even take our show on the road and visit key customers to review new lines and explore blue-sky thinking.

Think of it as an ecosystem within the ecosystem. Everything you need to be fully supported every step of the way.