Thanks for replying. It does and it doesn't answer my question, in truth, if that makes sense. It's still a form of glue, of some sort, from the sounds of things. Wouldn't that eventually break down after repeated wash cycles? Can this be dried in a dryer? If so, wouldn't that again cause the glue/adhesive strips/whatever to break down over time?
Thanks for your feedback. Again, these are all great questions.
Bemis® adhesive is a thermoplastic film. It requires high heat to activate it, high pressure to make it penetrate the fabric, and time under heat and pressure to make sure the adhesive reaches the proper temperature and melt flow. A combination of chemical and mechanical bonding will result in a strong, durable and elastic bonded garment. When the adhesive is properly selected and bonded, the bonded parts are extremely durable. Bonded garments withstand many wash and dry cycles without delamination.
You may dry the garments in a dryer, if you choose to. However, we recommend washing in cold, and hang dry. Our in-house engineered fast-dry fabric and the low profile seam structure work hand in hand in reducing the drying time drastically, which makes them perfect for travel.