Nonwoven fabrics primarily to the construction industry

In 1983, IGC introduced a breathable synthetic fabric to act as a weed barrier material. Our Geoscape product was one of the first landscape fabrics in the horticulutural industry. In the initial marketing it became very clear, customers wanted a varity of product sizes. This led to the purchase of an 81-inch slitting and rewinding machine, which was put into service in May of 1983. As the Geoscape Landscape line grew, more capacity was needed and thus a second machine was put into production in June of 1984. This particular machine could print as well as slit and rewind fabric.... (more)


If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.


This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.


To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)