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In-line skate wheels

In-line skate wheels are made from a durable polyurethane material.  This type of wheel has been tested to roll on hard ground for many miles without wearing out.


'C' Frames

'C' Frames – are technologically advanced which has enabled cases to become lighter by framing the case on three sides.  These cases are as strong as traditionally framed cases due to these advancements.  This enables a high specification case to still be lightweight.


600 Denier Polyester

600 Denier Polyester – Denier is the technical term for measuring weight of fibre per 9,000 metres, essentially, the higher the denier the rougher and stronger and fabric.  600 Denier Polyester is an ideal luggage material balancing good looks, weight and strength with a high resistance to abrasion and tearing.  In suitcases this generally has a polyurethane or PVC backing for water resistance and added strength.


420 Denier Crinkle Nylon

420 Denier Crinkle Nylon - an incredibly strong fabric with water and tear resistance.  It is easily manipulated , making it ideal for folding bags.  It is also available in many exciting and fashionable colours.


Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a very lightweight plastic based material of which one application is the manufacture of hard suitcases.  It is used because of its durability and high impact resistance and gives a glossy sheen to the luggage.  Polycarbonate is the ultimate hard suitcase material.


ABS

ABS is a common thermoplastic used to make light, rigid moulded products.  ABS for luggage is moulded at lower temperatures giving it a high impact resistance and strength and a matt look.  ABS is also used to make handles and other fittings.


TSA

TSA is an acronym for Transport Security Administration (for US airport security).  The TSA screens every passenger's baggage before it is placed on an airplane. While their technology allows electronically screening of bags, there are times when the TSA need to physically inspect a piece of luggage. TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal "master" keys so that the locks may not have to be cut.   These locks must be used when travelling to the USA.