Stressed? Interactive textiles monitor humans and structures for potential damage

By: Bruce N. Wright During the evening rush-hour traffic, the eight-lane 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis suddenly collapsed on August 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The bridge was a continuous truss design, and an overstressed gusset plate at a critical joint was later determined as the weak point […]

OTEX Greatly Expands Products Recognized by UL to Meet NFPA Standards

Bernardsville, NJ (July 9, 2018) – OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc., an AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 registered company, is pleased to announce that it has, once again, raised-the-bar on product quality. OTEX has greatly expanded their portfolio of narrow-woven, high-performance textiles qualified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing to rigorous National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. […]

OTEX Achieves Longtime Goal for Fall-Protection Industry – Webbing Replacement for Steel Cables

June 2018, Bernardsville, New Jersey. OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® announces the launch of its revolutionary SENTRY LIFELINE™ webbing (patent-pending) as a substitute for steel cables for use in SRL (self-retracting lifeline) fall-protection systems and other applications. Steel cables have long been the industry standard for what is called “Leading Edge” SRLs. The term leading edge […]

Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc is a proud member and industry partner with AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America), headquartered in MA and also a collaborator with PAFDC (Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center). It was an honor to attend the ceremony last week at Drexel and be part of an ecosystem that supports innovation, collaboration and […]

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc – Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc., a business specializing in High Performance Advanced Narrow Fabrics, is proud to announce national re-certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WPEO-New York, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WPEO-New York is a meticulous process […]

Nomex® and OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc. – A Winning Combination!

OTEX products utilize Nomex® in multiple engineered narrow fabrics such as webbing, tapes, ropes and binding. OTEX products comprised of Nomex® and Nomex®/Kevlar® blends are a critical component in protective apparel. Today, more than 3 million firefighters around the world are protected by turnout gear, station wear and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) made of Nomex® due […]

Visit Us at the Shot Show Supplier Showcase

Visit OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc at the Shot Show Supplier Showcase. Meet the Otex team at Booth S1427 Let us introduce ourselves and our capabilities. OTEX engineers and manufactures high-performance, innovative narrow fabric textiles that are used in numerous critical situations. WHEN:- Monday, January 16th, 20179:00 am-5:00 pm WHERE:- Palazzo Ballroom, 5th floor Venetian […]


Bernardsville NJ and Watsontown PA: Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics® has changed its name to OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics®. “I am proud of our family weaving legacy that spans an astonishing 14 generations. But where once our family designed and manufactured decorative ribbons that brought joy to people’s lives; today we innovate and weave advanced fibers into […]