Berry Compliant Textiles – Made in the USA

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It is no great secret that the latter part of the 20th century saw much of the American manufacturing sector dramatically shrink due to what is commonly referred to as “offshoring” – the relocation of domestic production to overseas factories and/or corporations. This trend was – initially, at least – driven by the significantly lower […]

US Patents Awarded for OTEX Sentry Lifeline® Leading-edge Fall Protection Webbing

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January 2024, Bernardsville, New Jersey.  OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® has been awarded US patents for both variations (standard and arc-flash resistant) of its revolutionary SENTRY LIFELINE® leading-edge webbing for Self-Retracting Lifeline Devices (SRLs / SRDs) and Lanyards. Intended to replace – and provide relief from – the heavier steel cable lifelines utilized in traditional leading […]

Using Narrow Fabrics for Fall Protection Systems

Fall Protection using Narrow Fabrics

Highlighting OTEX’s recent awarding of a second patent for revolutionary Leading-edge webbing (for Fall Protection Devices), the below is a reposting of a blog from last year. Narrow Fabrics for Fall Protection Working from heights is a necessary requirement for many jobs and many industries.  As such, mitigating the risks associated with these tasks is […]

Spotlight: Exact RPA: 2023 Software Investment of the year

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See the original article at Ambitious companies all over the world are choosing Exact RPA to complete their business software experiences. Companies are subscribing to Exact’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution as a technology enabler to support their ambitious growth goals in the coming years. One such company is OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, a […]

Spotlight: “Aerospace textiles: To the moon and back … and beyond”

Composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015

See the original article by Kelly Hartog at Explorers may not yet have achieved Buzz Lightyear’s ability to go “to infinity and beyond,” but with innovative aerospace technology we’ve already headed to the moon and low Earth orbit (LEO) and have sights set on Mars. The future of life beyond Earth continues to be […]

Arc Flash Protection Textiles

Line workers fix electrical pole during sunset

The History of Electrical Safety Standards The need for electrical safety began in 1882 when Thomas Edison created the first commercial electrical power system that produced direct current electricity (DC) and later provided electricity for all of New York City. This system generated 100 kilowatts of electricity, lighting 50 incandescent lamps, but had the ability […]

Textiles For The Military

military textiles on a soldier

On average, defense accounts for roughly half of the federal government’s discretionary spending.  Clearly, this is an enormous portion of the budget, but to put this into perspective, last year the government spent 1.8% on agriculture, and 3.5% on energy and water.  While it is difficult to put an exact percentage on how much of […]

Performance Fiber Selection Explained

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There is no perfect fiber.   Unfortunately, no single performance fiber can do it all – they all have their strengths and weaknesses.  On the other hand, I suppose this is fortunate for me; if there were one perfect textile fiber, my job in Research and Development would be pointless. Therefore, when selecting which material(s) to […]

Specialty Narrow Fabrics for Aerospace and Space Travel

Aerospace Specialty Fabric

From the first flying pterosaurs, who 160 million years ago evolved hollow, low-density skeletons, to the Wright brothers, with their canvas and balsa wood aircraft, to the latest engineering marvels from NASA®, SpaceX®, Blue Origin®, and others, advancements in flight have always hinged on the struggle of performance versus weight.  It is no wonder, therefore, […]

Specialty Narrow Textiles For The 21st Century Firefighter

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Needing to be prepared for any number of challenging and dangerous scenarios in their work, and often having to carry protective equipment and clothing to address those situations, it is obvious why so many lightweight and highly performing textile solutions are standard component choices. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which consists of fire resistant (FR) clothing, […]