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 […]

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 […]

Custom Webbing Straps At OTEX – Our Options

custom webbing straps

No matter how simple or complex, any project can be done with the right materials. OTEX offers custom webbing straps that are designed for any occasion and come in a variety of different features to suit your needs. Whether it’s industrial rigging, cargo tie-downs, car safety harnesses, or something else entirely – OTEX has you […]

Why Your Rigging Business Should Upgrade To UHMWPE Webbing

uhmwpe webbing

There is a multitude of webbing materials used in every different industry. However, the rigging industry requires some of the most robust webbing and the best material. UHMWPE webbing might be the right call for your business due to its versatile use and high resistance to cold. Below, we will discuss everything you need to […]

What Is Webbing And Its Uses In Various Industries

what is webbing

Webbing refers to fabric of varying width and strength woven from different materials. It’s made by using looms to weave yarn into strips. Unlike rope, webbing has many applications way beyond solutions for harnessing. Its high versatility makes it a vital component in several industrial applications, which we shall explore in the next section. Flat […]

The Different Types Of Webbing Explained

different types of webbing

As a designer, the one thing you should always be thinking about is your materials. What fabric is best for your design? What even is webbing? Choosing the right webbings can be vital, but how do you choose the right types of webbing for your project? Whether you’re trying to design specialized attire or creating protective gear […]

10 Benefits Behind Using OTEX’s Firefighter Webbing For Your Equipment

firefighter webbing

Firefighters are some of the most important members of any community. They work hard every day to keep your homes and your families safe. But they wouldn’t be able to do this without proper gear. If one piece on a fireman’s gear isn’t made of the right materials, it could lead to severe injury or […]