Category Archives: Custom Bags

Why PVC?

You’ll notice quite a few of the proflight products are made from a PVC material. Let us guide you through why this is!

Firstly, this isn’t just any PVC. We work with a high grade of PVC which is flame retardant. The PVC we usually work with is 680gsm – gsm been short for grams per square metre. The 680gsm means this is a very heavy and dense fabric which at times can be tricky to work with but produces fantastic solutions.

The PVC lends itself well to industrial applications due to its finish. The shiny finish often associated with PVC is perfect for keeping the bags clean with most scuffs and marks simply wiping away with a damp cloth.

This material also gives us the capability to personalise our products to any design a customer requires. Usually we print a company logo onto the fabric which is applied by heat press to the PVC.

The PVC available to us is also perfect for creating our range of structured bags. Its robust nature provides the perfect fabric to sit over a structured bag shape. If you’d like to know more or see any samples please give the Proflight team a call.

A selection of our PVC products are pictured below:

Headphone Case for Flare Audio

Flare are quite new onto the headphone scene but don’t let that fool you! The team at Flare Audio have in the past been dubbed the re-inventors of the loudspeaker and have since turned their attention to creating a new breed of high quality headphones.

Proflight were selected to manufacture these tiny covers for the innovative new headphones. With an impressive price tag of £175.00 (and that’s for the basic specification) the cover is an essential part of the product in ensuing these headphones stay in pristine condition.

Admittedly this was an unusual one for Proflight, we generally work with much larger bags and heavier grade materials. However, we are really pleased with the results and are in a phase of prototyping for Flare’s larger headphones (stay tuned). The minimalist design is perfect, complete with zip pull for ease and our favourite a small Velcro tab which when placed around the wires prevents them becoming tangled.

Proflight wish the Flare Audio team the best of luck with their new venture and if previous products are anything to go by we’ll all be saving up for these headphones. They provide “distortion free, pressure-balanced IEM in-ear earphones” – we weren’t entirely sure what that means but the pair we had for testing the cases certainly produced amazing sound. Personally, I know they put my headphones to shame, it was like listening to different digitally enhance music!

Check out Flare Audio’s website and Kickstarter pages for more information.

What a Show! ESS 2014

Around 4000 guests flocked to the NEC again this year for the Emergency Services Show. Proflight were pleased to be involved again this year and were thrilled with the response our new bigger better stand received.

The show event held over 2 days saw a huge range of state of the art and potentially lifesaving equipment. Proflight is pleased to report that we had a great show. Appreciating the efforts of other exhibitors and enjoying the chance to discover a few potential new opportunities.

Our sister company Banner Box also at our Staveley base assisted with the show by creating the striking print which mounted on our fabric tension system stand. We were able to enjoy the additional room and benefits of a more wow factor stand than in previous years. We took the opportunity to take a diverse range of our bespoke bags to the show and were pleased with the response.

Proflight  also decided to host a show competition to win a rather extravagant bottle of champagne, simply guess how many mugs are in our Proflight bag. This proved more challenging than expected but I can confirm we had 1 clear winner on each day. These were Emma Spratt and Keith Howlett – Congratulations and enjoy your yummy prize. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts and are pleased to say a Proflight mug is on its way to some of the runner-up entrants.

The Proflight team would like to take the opportunity to send thanks to the many exhibitors and guests which make the show a success.  We particularly enjoyed discussing some new avenues for Proflight and are hopeful we will be there again next year.

Show Competition Proflight

The big day is approaching fast and our appearance at the Emergency Services Show is just hours away from starting as we’ll be up early tomorrow getting prepared and taking our stand, equipment and of course range of bags to the show-ground of the NEC Birmingham.

We are excited to be hosting our own competition! This year we have decided to go for a little bit of an unusual “guess the” competition. The correct or nearest guess will receive a lovely bottle of bubbly, we like there to be more than 1 winner though! So some of the nearest guesses will receive a surprise Proflight mug after the event. Here are a few pictures to give some of you a head-start counting!  Hope to see you at the Emergency Services Show Wednesday! Good Luck and Happy Counting…


Hot Can

What do you do if you have got a lot of hungry Firefighters in the middle of a long incident?

When Hot Can, the manufacturers of an innovative self-heating food system came to us looking for a way to carry their products we immediately got thinking. Hot Can looks like an over size food tin and needs to be taken into the site of incidents in all kinds of conditions.

The solution was simple but effective, using a highly durable waterproof material we designed a series of holdalls to carry 6 or 12 cans complete with disposable cutlery and wipes. The material can be cleaned and disinfected to remove any food residues after the event and then the bags are re-filled ready for the next use.

Case Study / Glass transport Bag

These extra large bags (3.2mtrs x 2.8mtrs x 100mm) were designed to carry toughened glass sheets, weighing between 30 to 60 kilos each. Strategically placed handles ensured the glass could be carried by two to three people, and in accordance with Healthy & Safety guidelines.

The solid, reinforced base prevented damage to the sheets and was designed to keep any broken glass inside, should an accident happen.

Case Study / Vending machine cash bag

These tough, strong bags can be designed to fit any size of vending machine, even those with very limited space inside. The bags carry a much larger load of coins than the heavy metal boxes vendors were using previously.

This means machines don’t have to be emptied so frequently, which helps cut labour costs.

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