Specialty Narrow Textiles For The 21st Century Firefighter

firefighter turnout gear material

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, […]

Synthetic Webbing Slings For Crane Rigging

synthetic webbing slings in action

Cranes, hoists, and other types of load-bearing lifting machines utilize an array of different rigging to safely and effectively secure, raise, and deposit an endless variety of objects and cargo.  Where enormous weights are being transported, there are – as one might imagine – very specific, tried-and-true, items for each job. Types of Crane/Lift Rigging […]

Safety Webbing: Choosing The Right Webbing For Your Product

safety webbing being tested in a lab

When most people hear the term “webbing” they likely first think of spiders, or perhaps the skin between a duck’s toes.  What they may not realize is that this category of textile surrounds us in our everyday lives and is among the most broadly applied and useful of all fabric components.  Webbings are so prevalent […]

Kevlar® vs Nomex®: Aramid Comparison

nomex vs kevlar on a test dummy

Kevlar® vs Nomex® Of all the high-performance fibers used to manufacture specialty fabrics, the name Kevlar® is likely the most recognized by textile insiders and laypersons as well.   Developed by Stephanie Kwolek at DuPont® in 1965, Kevlar is an extremely strong, heat-resistant synthetic fiber, first used commercially in the early 1970s as a replacement for […]

Product Highlight: Technora® Webbing

spools of technora webbing fibers

When it comes to specialized webbings, whose high performance is critical to safety, longevity, and the durability of a final-product application, yarns constructed from para-aramid fibers are among the most common and most popular.  Of the brands and variations available, there are three names that dominate the market.  While Kevlar® – produced exclusively by DuPont® […]

High-performance Comparison: Vectran Vs Kevlar

kevlar vs vectran

If you’re looking for a high-performance fiber for your next project, you’ve probably come across Kevlar and Vectran as potential options. But which one is the best choice for your needs vs the many other performance fibers? Both materials have unique properties that make them ideal for various applications. However, there are important distinctions to […]

Flame Resistant Vs. Flame Retardant Webbing, Tapes, & Elastics

flame resistant vs flame retardant with orange and blue flames

In the world of specialized artificial materials for fire resisting personal protective equipment (PPE), there are materials that offer flame resistance and materials that are flame retardant. The difference between the two is about more than just vocabulary, and it’s important to know what distinguishes each. With this knowledge, you can effectively procure the materials […]

Textile Flood Protection-Floodproofing With Deployable Flood Walls

town without deployable flood walls

There are several types of floods, and the damage each can do to your home or business can be quite different. Understanding the different types of floods and which could impact you is crucial to understanding what to do to floodproof while ensuring that your family or employees remain safe. There are five different types […]

The Core Differences Between UHMWPE & Kevlar

uhmwpe vs kevlar

When it comes to manufacturing with specialty narrow fabrics, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for tape, elastic, or heavy-duty webbing, it’s important to pick the right material for the job. UHMWPE and Kevlar are two of the industry’s most commonly-used fibers; though they are not interchangeable. Below you’ll find a […]

Berry Compliant Webbing | Why Is It Important?

berry compliant webbing

Did you know that Berry compliant webbing has been crucial in curtailing the COVID-19 pandemic? The New Jersey governor’s office even lauded it as a “life-sustaining product.” Our webbing is in the manufacture of many forms of medical PPE, essential for hospital staff and others. So what exactly is Berry compliant webbing, why is it important, and […]