Temasek Nets is a website dedicated to safety nets and various applications of construction safety nettings, ropes and sunshade products.
The name “Temasek” means “sea town” in old Javanese (Indonesia) and refers to Singapore’s old name as a settlement. It is written as “淡马锡” in Chinese (pronounced “Dan ma xi” in Mandarin). We used the work “Temasek” for our website to reflects our Singaporean roots.
Temasek-nets.com is founded by a couple based in Singapore. Ken is born and bred in Singapore and has background in internet marketing. Charlotte is born in China and studied in Singapore since 18 years of age. Temasek-nets.com is a website that targets international customers that need construction safety nets, ropes (jute ropes) and sunshades. These products are widely produced in Charlotte’s hometown back in Hui Min Xian (Hui Min Country), Bin Zhou City, Shandong Province in China.
Our mission is to bring the best manufacturers to the world market through Temasek-nets.com platform.
About Shandong Province, China
Shandong is a coastal province of the People’s Republic of China, and is part of the East China region. It played a major role in Chinese history from the beginning of Chinese civilization and is the pivotal cultural and religious site for Taoism, Chinese Buddhism, and Confucianism. It is also where Mount Tai (Mountain Tai) resides. Mount Tai is the most revered mountain of Taoism and one of the world’s sites with the longest history of continuous religious worship. The Buddhist temples in the mountains to the south of the provincial capital of Jinan were once among the foremost Buddhist sites in China. The city of Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius, and was later established as the center of Confucianism.
Shandong – Birth Place of Confucius
Confucius ( 551 – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The teachings of Confucius still has influence the Chinese society even until today.
Deeply rooted in Chinese traditions and beliefs, Confucius’s teaching champions and advocates family bonding, ancestor worship, respect of elders by children and loyalty to country. He recommends that the family is the basic unit of society (as opposed to individualism). He espoused the golden principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.
Shandong is one of the most populous (95,793,065 inhabitants at the 2010 Census) and most affluent provinces in the People’s Republic of China with a GDP of CNY¥5.942 trillion in 2014, or USD$967 billion,making it China’s third wealthiest province.
Shandong ranks first among the provinces in the production of a variety of products, including cotton and wheat as well as precious metals such as gold and diamonds. biggest sapphire deposits in the world. extensive petroleum deposits.
The richest part of the province is the Shandong Peninsula, where the city of Qingdao is home tp well-known brand names: Tsingtao Beer, Haier and Hisense
About Qindao City (nearest port to Li Jia Zhuang)
Qingdao ( Chinese: “青岛” and also spelled Tsingtao) is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China as well as one of the largest and richest cities in Shandong province. As of 2014 Qingdao had a population of 9 046 200 with an urban population of 6 188 100. Lying across the Shandong Peninsula and looking out to the Yellow Sea, it borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Qīng (青) in Chinese means “cyan” or “greenish-blue”, while dǎo (岛) means “island”.
Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. The world’s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest brewery in China.
In 2016, Qingdao ranks 79th in the Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority, the other Chinese cities on the list being Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Dalian. In 2007, Qingdao was named as among China’s top ten cities by the Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at the 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum. In 2009, Qingdao was named China’s most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness.
About Li Jia Zhuang (李家庄)
Situated in Hui Min Xian County, Li Jia Zhuang is a town that specializes in construction safety nets, jute rope (and other jute products), cotton ropes and leather whips. During the Asian Games, Beijing 1990, most of the safety nets used for the events were made in Li Jia Zhuang. Li Jia Zhuang has a reputation in China for being the “Home of Safety Nets (Ropes) – “中国绳网之乡”
The nearest port from Li Jia Zhuang is in Qingdao, approximately 350km away.
Raw Material Used
Jute is a soft and long vegetable fibre that can be spun into strong and coarse threads, Jute is produced primarily from plants in the Genus Corchorus. “Jute” is the name of the plant or fiber that is used to make gunny cloth, Hessian and burlap.
The word ‘jute’ is probably derived from the word jhuta or jota, an Oriya word.
Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and is secondly only to cotton is the amount produced for natural fibers. Jute fibers are made of the plant materials lignin and cellulose. The industrial term for jute fiber is raw jute, the fibers are greyish white to brown in colour, usually one to four metres (three to thirteen feet) long, Jute is also commonly know as the golden fiber due to its colour and high value.
With production levels similar to that of cotton, Jute is a vegetable fibre that is very cheap to product. Like all natural fibres, Jute is biodegradable and environmental friendly.
The Jute plant grows in tropical countries such as India and Bangladesh and is commonly found. 90% of the world’s jute is harvested in Blangladesh and the rest from Inda. Cheaper than cotton, Jute is used to make various products such as jute bags, jute sacks to expensive carpets. Jute is made from the bark of the Jute plant. Jute plants are fairly easy to grow and unlike cotton, there is little need for pesticides and fertilizers.
Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE)
Construction safety nets (and sun shade nettings) are commonly made of Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE).
Widely used in a large variety of applications such as packaging and labelling, textiles (ropes), plastic parts and even polymer bank notes, polypropylene is also used in construction safety nets and ropes. Polypropylene has a relatively slippery “low energy surface” that means that many common glues will not form adequate joints. Joining of polypropylene is often done using welding processes.
In many ways similar to polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) is the plastic with the lowest density. Polypropylene is know to be flexible and tough, especially when co-polymerized with ethylene. This enables polypropylene to be used as an engineering plastic. Polypropylene is also fairly economical.
The melting point of polypropylene occurs at a range, so a melting point is determined by finding the highest temperature of a differential scanning calorimetry chart. Perfectly isotactic PP has a melting point of 171 °C (340 °F). Commercial isotactic PP has a melting point that ranges from 160 to 166 °C (320 to 331 °F), depending on atactic material and crystallinity. Syndiotactic PP with a crystallinity of 30% has a melting point of 130 °C (266 °F). Below 0 °C, PP becomes brittle.:247
The thermal expansion of polypropylene is very large, but somewhat less than that of polyethylene.
There are three general types of polypropylene: homopolymer, random copolymer, and block copolymer. The comonomer is typically used with ethylene. Ethylene-propylene rubber or EPDM added to polypropylene homopolymer increases its low temperature impact strength. Randomly polymerized ethylene monomer added to polypropylene homopolymer decreases the polymer crystallinity, lowers the melting point and makes the polymer more transparent.
First synthesized by the German chemist, Hans Von Pechmann, Polyethylene was discovered by accident in 1898 while Hans was investigating diazomethane. When his colleagues Eugen Bamberger and Friedrich Tschirner looked into the white waxy material he created, they found that it contained long -CH2- chains and terms it polymethylene.
Polyethylene (abbreviated PE) or polyethene is the most common plastic used. The annual global product of polyethylene is around 80 million tonnes. Primarily used in plastic packaging (plastic bags), plastic films and plastic containers.
Mechanical properties Polyethylene
Rigid, hard and low strength, Polyethylene has high ductility and impact strength with low friction. It feels waxy when touched.
Polyethylene almost does not absorbs water but it can become brittle when exposed to sunlight, carbon black is usually used as a UV stabilizer.
Jute is used mainly in Jute ropes in Li Jia Zhuang.
Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE) are widely used in construction safety nets such as barrier netting, bird netting, cargo nets, construction nets, debris netting, driving net, food netting, luggage net, nylon netting, Polypropylene netting, pool nets, pool safety covers, pool safety fence, protective netting.