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A Case Study in Industrial Aesthetics

December 15, 2017

The merging of “pretty” and “industrial” are a rare occurrence. There is a mindset that if something is to be “tough” or commercial or industrialized the aesthetics don’t matter. Function over fashion. That is a theory as passe as pin curls. Attention to detail is an indicator of quality in design and performance. It breeds…


Unitrex XS Max Wear

November 17, 2016

Unitrex XS Max Wear is Uniline’s high tech cousin, which is a parallel cored rope of Honeywell’s Spectra, wrapped with a Neoprene tape and over braided with a tough jacket of high tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics.…



Untangling the Mysteries of the Coiled Cord

September 14, 2016

Coiled cords made their debut in America way back in the 1930’s at the birth of the trucking and telecommunications industries.  In the 7 decades since retractile cords have appeared in nearly every field. All one has to do is spend a day in front of the television to witness the variety of applications from…


Autac – Quality Retractile Cords

April 25, 2016

Autac Inc has been leading the charge in the retractile cord industry since 1947, first as a distributor and then expanding into manufacturing in 1977. CEO Marie-Louise Burkle ruminates on what she calls the “perpetual re-evolution” of her families company. “When my Dad started out of his garage the sole focus was tractor trailer cords.…