ARS-LAB, more and more completeARSUTORIA School’s internal shoe factory keeps on growing and providing more and more opportunities to the students who use it. ALC’s Kyotex bonding system and BRUSTIA’s heel nailing machine have been added to the line.
ARSUTORIA School is the only fashion school in Milan that has a complete structure of sample rooms with all the machines used in factories to make both shoes and bags.
“You can’t learn shoemaking without getting your hands dirty!” That is the opinion of Matteo Pasca, director of the school, who, in 2015, decided to give life to a project that has further enhanced the global recognition that the school has gained since 1947.
Since last February, the sample room has been enriched by two state-of-the-art machines: the PTP 3001 S heel nailing machine by Brustia and Kyotex - ALC’s permanent cold bonding system, which is solvent-free and does not use liquid glues. The addition of these two new machines aims at showing both the students and the professionals who periodically visit the school the best technologies available for shoemaking. “Our sample rooms must be a stimulus to innovation, not a museum - the director continues. As a matter of fact, professionals often ask our teachers for advice, and we have the duty not only to be informed but to have, as far as possible, direct experience in the use of new technologies”.
BRUSTIA’s heel nailing machine is a pneumatic machine with movable column for man, lady and boot working that includes sequential nailing and semiautomatic 7 nails feeding. A machine able to meet the requests of the market, which increasingly wants heels with exaggerated shapes and heights, and therefore the use of more compact, rigid and resistant materials. As a consequence the nailing process too must be quicker, more powerful and precise, characteristics that are guaranteed by the PTP 3001 S.
The KYOTEX system , instead, is a revolutionary and eco-friendly bonding system based on the coupling of the sole with an innovative and high performing self-adhesive tape. Kyotex adhesives (tested, solid, solvent-free, resistant to high temperatures and breathable, suitable for the majority of the materials used for footwear) have many advantages: unchanging quality of the bonding, absence of lumps and bumps in the coating; not in-line bonding possibilities; stocking of pre-glued, ready-to-use insoles; reduction of the operator’s manual work: protection of the health and welfare of the final user, whose foot does not come in contact with solvents, but with a hypoallergenic and breathable surface.