How TruTex Fibers Are Made

TruTex Footing is made by starting with the best quality raw fabric, filaments and fibers made from virgin grade plastics, which are sourced from the off-cut fabric materials of European textile companies. 

European regulations require companies to reuse the off-cut material from the textile manufacturing process. This has led to some pretty innovative thinking about how to put perfectly good virgin material trimmed from the finished textile products to good use. Reducing waste material in the manufacturing process, helping the environment and providing the raw materials for an awesome product for us equestrians!

So, how are the fibers made? The process is complex but we can summarize how we make this incredible product into a few steps.

The first step is to remove any materials that we don’t want in the finished product; this is done by a series of machines that work to leave us with only the materials that we do want remaining, mainly Polypropylene.

Next, the fibers are carefully cut to the desired lengths such that they blend into the sand to provide the root system for the stability and cushion that our product is known for.

Once we have our fibers selected, cut to length and blended, we pack them into bales using a large press and then wrap them in a woven polymer packaging. 

 

TruTex is made 100% from unused pre-consumer material; never from recycled or reclaimed material such as recycled carpets because of health and safety risks as well as quality control concerns that come with reused materials. Suppliers of our raw material have very strict quality and safety standards for their own products so we only receive the very best materials for our TruTex fibers.

Finally we band them with steel wire …. we don’t want any pesky little fibers escaping after we worked so hard to get them!

The bales are then loaded on pallets and shipped in large containers to our Indiana warehouse in preparation for their final journey to their new homes.

TruTex bales in shipping container

TruTex Footing is made by starting with the best quality raw fabric, filaments and fibers made from virgin grade plastics, which are sourced from the off-cut fabric materials of European textile companies. 

European regulations require companies to reuse the off-cut material from the textile manufacturing process. This has led to some pretty innovative thinking about how to put perfectly good virgin material trimmed from the finished textile products to good use. Reducing waste material in the manufacturing process, helping the environment and providing the raw materials for an awesome product for us equestrians!

TruTex is made 100% from unused pre-consumer material; never from recycled or reclaimed material such as recycled carpets because of health and safety risks as well as quality control concerns that come with reused materials. Suppliers of our raw material have very strict quality and safety standards for their own products so we only receive the very best materials for our TruTex fibers.

 

So, how are the fibers made? The process is complex but we can summarize how we make this incredible product into a few steps.

The first step is to remove any materials that we don’t want in the finished product; this is done by a series of machines that work to leave us with only the materials that we do want remaining, mainly Polypropylene.

Next, the fibers are carefully cut to the desired lengths such that they blend into the sand to provide the root system for the stability and cushion that our product is known for.

 

Once we have our fibers selected, cut to length and blended, we pack them into bales using a large press and then wrap them in a woven polymer packaging. 

Finally we band them with steel wire …. we don’t want any pesky little fibers escaping after we worked so hard to get them!

The bales are then loaded on pallets and shipped in large containers to our Indiana warehouse in preparation for their final journey to their new homes.

TruTex bales in shipping container