As one of the most established industries worldwide, the textile market is continuously developing to create new composite materials for the production of an increasing variety of products.

Products ranging from high wear resistant materials for outdoor use, through to more comfortable and colourful materials used for clothing and furniture. Furthermore, companies are faced with increasing raw material costs, energy costs and intense competition, which in turn place greater demands upon production technology.

Rhodes presses and automation systems offer the necessary flexibility and efficiency to produce an increasing variety of products. The Company’s latest development includes structurally engineered Longfibre thermoplastics. This involves and innovative process for producing off-axis thermoplastic laminates at a rate suitable for mass market production.

The Company offers creative solutions for low, medium and high volume production. Rhodes machinery continuously strives to produce extremely accurate and complex components while aiming to minimise cycle times and unit cost. Together with automated material handling systems which transfer material through the various stages of production; Rhodes machinery offers customers full control of their manufacturing operations.