Rubberflex and DeSales in Latex Rubber Thread Partnership [Knitting International]

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Rubberflex Sdn. Bhd. of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and DeSales Trading Company of Burlington, North Carolina, USA have begun a partnership in the distribution of 100% latex rubber thread in the US.

Amy Wong, international sales coordinator at Rubberflex, said:

“DeSales offers an excellent channel for our products to reach the elastic narrow fabric, braided rope and related market segments in the Eastern half of the United States. Even some of our container load customers use DeSales as a back-up to maintain a consistent inventory.”

DeSales carries a wide range of gauges and end counts, and the company says that specialty gauges and end counts are stocked on request. “Customers can source from DeSales in pallet load quantities, therefore offering the convenience of prompt deliveries in less than container load orders,” it said.

Rubberflex, founded in 1986, is currently the world’s largest producer of 100% natural latex rubber thread.

DeSales Trading Company, established in 1969, has been a distributor of stock-lot yarns and over time has added first quality yarns to its product mix.

Michael Murray, vice-president at DeSales, said:

“The addition of 100% latex rubber thread from Rubberflex is a natural progression in our line of products we offer to market segments we already service.”

He added:

“The product mix Rubberflex offers—20 gauge to 100 gauge rubber, silicone & talcum finishes in black & white—presents an opportunity for our customers to source their yarns and rubber thread needs from one central location in the heart of the textile business in the United States—Burlington, North Carolina.”

Source: Knitting International, Issue 4 2017

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