Dal-Bac knows Automotive – Lamination and Thermal Fusing Solutions

Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company, Inc. has a long, successful history of supplying composite materials for the automotive and trucking industries. Our automotive products are manufactured with lamination and thermal fusing solutions. We are accustomed to exceeding the exacting standards of the automotive industry.

Dal-Bac Automotive composites are used in a broad range of applications including:

  • Protective covers for cars, trucks, and recreational equipment
  • Heated and cooled seating systems
  • Headliner fabrics
  • Floor protection
  • Upholstery
  • Soft interior surfaces

Our solutions are designed to improve comfort, appearance, durability, safety, and value. For example, we partnered with one of our customers to create a new kind of thermal/acoustical composite that delivers superior performance for temperature and sound control. We utilized
thermal fusing to create an insulation that used as much empty space within itself for improved insulating performance and lower weight. Our engineers then went beyond the product specification to develop an innovative production technique to significantly reduce the material requirements of the final product and significantly lower the production costs. Learn more about this innovative approach in our case study.

Automotive composites are used in a wide variety of applications but all of them have requirements for durability, comfort, and appearance. Dal-Bac creates customized solutions to meet specific needs including:

  • Stain resistance
  • Water resistance
  • Insulation capabilities
  • Breathability
  • “Hand” – product tactile profile

Our favorite thing is working with our customers to develop improved solutions for their specific needs. Our team of engineers is dedicated to finding new solutions and improving the performance of existing composite solutions.  We constantly evaluate materials and processes in search of ways to increase output and lower costs.

Our Texas location makes Dal-Bac a great partner for the growing automotive manufacturing operations in the Southwest and Mexico. We love solving challenges for our automotive customers that create superior performance and cost efficiency. If you need a new solution for automotive composite materials or better performance for an existing product we can help you with both.

Dal-Bac Manufacturing Proudly owned and operated in USA

Dal-Bac Manufacturing is a USA based provider of critical soft goods conversion services including flame lamination, thermal fusing, PSA Coatings, and additional services including die cutting slitting, and narrow screen web printing. All of our products are 100% manufactured in the USA.

In this uncertain time, having a reliable domestic source for conversion products reduces the risk of production and delivery delays inherent with COVID 19 challenged international supply chains. All of our production takes place in our Forney, Texas plant located just east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our central location gives us easy access to our network of suppliers and the ability to service customers across the United States.

We have a large network of raw material and component suppliers with both domestic and international relationships. We do recognize that many companies are seeking to add “Made in America” to their products, which requires all components of the product to originate in the United States. Our domestic supplier network insures that we can access the domestically produced materials you need to meet the “Made in the USA” requirements.

With the uncertainty and time delays of international commerce caused by the global pandemic, many companies are looking for domestic solutions for their material needs.  If you are looking to re-shore or find a new source for your materials our technical team is standing by to assist you. We can help you meet your current needs as well as work with you to develop more efficient and innovative options.  We understand that time, costs, and maintaining quality are all critical elements and are dedicated to developing processes that increase yields and lower costs for our customers.

If you are experiencing challenges meeting your needs for laminated flexible textile products, Dal-Bac can help with production in the United States and can supply 100% USA produced materials to create your products.

Call us at 469-689-0964 and let’s talk about how we can help you.

Excellence in Lamination Services

For over 40 years Dal-Bac Manufacturing has specialized in laminating flexible materials into component parts, production stock, and final products for a wide array of customer applications. We convert foam, fabrics, papers, plastics, films and more via Thermal Fusing and Flame Lamination.

Our North Texas location allows us to easily service customers throughout North America while providing exceptional access to suppliers in North America, Central America, and other countries. We have been building our supplier network ever since we opened and are able to source proven materials and create new options with our trusted partners with exceptional quality.

Dal-Bac is an ISO certified company, which means we are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations. We work closely with our customers to develop solutions that result in lower costs and higher yields for their products. Our keys to exceeding expectations include:

  • Our Engineering team who generates superior performance by working with customers to create new solutions for their applications, design and optimize production processes, and source new material options.
  • Our Quality Assurance team who ensures quality standards are met throughout the production process and who play key role in our commitment to improve our systems and processes to lower costs and increase yields.
  • Our Customer Service team who quickly responds to all customer requests, concerns and questions.

Our range of services, supplier network, and commitment to exceed customer expectations has resulted in Dal-Bac becoming a trusted partner across a variety of industries including:

  • Advertising and Promotional products
  • Automotive
  • Clothing
  • Medical
  • Packaging
  • Sporting Goods
  • Upholstery

We have the expertise, manufacturing processes, customer service, supplier network, engineering skill and commitment to customer success to improve or create solutions for our customers. Please consider a conversation with us to find out how we could help you with exceptional conversion solutions.

Ruben Duran
Account Manager

Happy Holidays From Dal-Bac and Dallas Bias

Happy Holidays

2020 has been a challlenging year for everyone and we are even more thankful than usual for our teammates, suppliers and customers. We are proud that we have been able to continue to exceed our customers expectations this year and are looking forward to a much brighter 2021 for all of us. Thank you for your support and partnership and best wishes to you and your loved ones for this Holiday Season and the New Year!I 

Happy Holidays from all of us at
Dallas Bias and Dal-bac Manufacturing.

Happy Holidays and 2020 Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays from Dallas Bias
and Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company!

Our staff and families are wishing you and your family the happiest of Holiday Seasons. We also want to take the opportunity, at this special time of year, to thank you for working and partnering with us.

Here’s a quick reminder about our holiday schedule:

Thursday November 26, 2020 CLOSED
Friday November 27, 2020 CLOSED

Our office and plant will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
Manufacturing operations will be shut down from December 25 through January 1.

Monday, 28th of December – Thursday, 31st our office we will be OPEN.
Friday, January 1st our office and plant will be CLOSED. 

We will return to normal hours on January 4, 2021.

We will still be receiving your purchase orders via email at:
orders@dalbac.com and orders@dallasbias.com

Please feel free to contact us at 972-564-6200 and 214-824-2036.

We appreciate your business. Happy Holidays from all of us at
Dallas Bias and Dal-bac Manufacturing.

The Dal-Bac Story

Since 1973, Dal-Bac Manufacturing Co., Inc. has been supporting their customers with a variety of converting capabilities serving many industries.In the beginning our primary operation was solvent and pressure sensitive coatings for the apparel industry. 

Franz Duy, owner and President and Max Kipness, owner of Dallas Bias Manufacturing, purchased the company in 1978. Our vast experience in the apparel trade industry allowed us to expand our capabilities into flat bed fusing, flame laminating, narrow web weaving and printing as well as die cutting. 

Our journey has given us experience in many different markets including orthopedic, advertising specialty, automotive, building trades, apparel, and appliques.

Our desire today is the same as it has been for the past 42 years; we value all of our customers and potential customers and work with each one to find how we fit. Once we establish a fit, we work diligently to create a cost effective, high quality product. We have a strong staff devoted to the engineering and service necessary to establish and maintain long term partnerships.

Dal-Bac Manufacturing was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification in the spring of 2013. On June 23, 2016, we were awarded certification to the most recently revised ISO 9001:2015 revision. These achievements demonstrate Dal-Bac’s ongoing commitment to world class quality performance in providing products to our customers.

Over the years we have grown from 4 employees to over sixty and from 12,000 ft2 to 120,000 ft2 of manufacturing and warehouse space. In 2020 we merged with Dallas Bias to enhance our capabilities and better serve our customers.

Let’s start a conversation about how we can help you!

Ruben Duran
Account Manager

The History of Dallas Bias

The Dallas Bias story began with Max Kipness, the son of European immigrants, being born and raised in New York City during the depression. Max was forced to go out into the world and earn his way at around age 14. HIs career began in a bias binding factory. He spent most of his time from that point to his early 30’s learning his trade.

In the early 50’s Max decided he wanted to move his family to Dallas and open his own shop. In 1958 his vision became a reality with the incorporation of Dallas Bias Fabrics. The company has been providing all types of trim services to the thriving needle industry of Dallas ever since.

Max’s three sons and his grandson eventually joined him in the business. Today the company is owned and operated by the second and third generation of the Kipness family.

For more than 62 Years Dallas Bias Fabrics has been synonymous with great quality, excellent lead-times, and great prices.

Servicing the Apparel, Uniform/ Military, Medical, Automotive/ Boat Covers Industries our customers continue to favor us with their orders.

In 2019 Dallas Bias Fabrics merged with Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company a young and vibrant company whose services complement Dallas Bias’s capabilities. We are now known as Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company a proud American Company that excels in customer satisfaction, lead-times, and great prices.

Since 1978 Dal-Bac has been favored by companies in the Medical, Automotive, Military, Apparel, Sports equipment, and Advertising Specialties industries. With the addition of Dallas Bias we combine lamination processes with conversion expertise, to serve your needs for flame lamination, thermally fused lamination, specialty coated flexible materials, slitting, trimming, one color fast screen printing, reflective striping, Military Name-tapes, Bias Binding, Waistbands, Spaghetti Straps, Cording/Piping, Folded Bindings, and more….

Here are some examples of the products we proudly manufacture in the USA:

And so much more.

Let’s start a conversation,

Ruben Duran
Account Manager


DAL-BAC MANUFACTURING is an ISO 9001 certified Company with a Quality System that continuously measures performance by directly communicating with our customers.

We elicit feedback on the key customer service metrics of on-time delivery, quality of products and competitive pricing.

With respect to delivery, our goal is to have all products leave our docks by the promised ship date. With the current pandemic, this is quite a challenge, but our Customer Service team works with our customers to meet their delivery expectations and avoid causing costly downtime to their operations. Since the onset of the pandemic, no customer has reported downtime due to late shipments from Dal-Bac. We ship on time and in the quantities required by the customer.

Naturally, we also strive to meet customer expectations of product quality. When an issue of quality arises, we promptly initiate an investigation into the possible root cause and engage all contributing parties to determine an effective corrective action. Once determined, we move to put these corrective actions in place as expeditiously as possible. We pride ourselves on our quality assurance programs. Our customer feedback reflects satisfaction with our measures to maintain quality and with how promptly we react to any given situation.

Lastly, we work to ensure that our customers receive the best possible pricing we can offer. Our markets, like so many others, are always demanding better products at lower prices. Dal-Bac works with our customers – whether it is raw material sourcing, product redesign or taking advantage of economies of scale – to help them meet their budgetary expectations on pricing, and/or provide value added alternatives to exceed customer requirements.

At Dal-Bac, Customer Satisfaction is our focus, and our customers who provide vendor performance reports, consistently reflect this commitment.

If you are looking for a laminator of flexible materials as well as material conversion and custom cutting/slitting with a company that is committed to the superiority of your products, give us a call at 469-689-0964 or email me at rduran@dalbac.com

Still Open for Business

Dal-Bac and Dallas Bias are currently still operating and we will inform you immediately if that changes. We are currently only able to produce products that have been deemed essential by our state and local authorities. If you have a product that is considered essential, and we are not producing it, please provide us with documentation for the product and we will do our best to accommodate your need with our limited workforce. 

Like most businesses we have taken steps to safeguard our employees as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak including having any team member that can work from home do so. For our production and logistics teams, we have implemented a social distancing program inside our facilities along with an increase in cleaning and sanitizing of all workspaces. All team members are being monitored for health and we are prepared to take additional steps as necessary.

Our goal continues to be to provide you with the exceptional products and service that you expect. We are closely monitoring the situation and meeting all the regulatory guidelines from federal, state and local authorities.

We know that we all share a wish for the COVID-19 situation to be safely behind us. Until then, we will do our best to continue to exceed your expectations. We wish you and your families only the best as we all work our way through this together.

Dallas Bias Merges with Dal-Bac

We are excited to announce that effective January 1, 2020 Dal-Bac Manufacturing and Dallas Bias Converting Solutions have merged. Going forward the company will operate as Dal-Bac Manufacturing with Dallas Bias Converting Solutions as a primary product line.

Dallas Bias has been in business since 1958 and focuses on converting solutions for a range of industries including:

  • Custom cutting, binding, folding and specialty services for the apparel industry.
  • Customized nametapes for all types of uniforms.
  • Bindings for a wide variety of medical products
  • Custom protective covers for boats, cars and recreational equipment.
  • High visibility reflective trim options for safety apparel

The combined company will provide a comprehensive suite of integrated services including our existing flame lamination, coatings, thermal fusing, die cutting, printing, and slitting conversion capabilities. The addition of Dallas Bias will expand our supplier network and add to our talented production and customer service teams. Plus, the Dallas Bias warehouse in Central America will extend our international reach.