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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 education. OTEX is a trail blazer in the narrow advanced technical textile sector. Our alliance and collaboration with AFFOA and the PAFDC further exemplifies our commitment to innovation and growth in the functional fabric sector.

Link to the full article down below:

https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/November/Fabric-Discovery-Center-at-Drexel/

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 including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. 

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. 

To learn more about OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc., our products and capabilities, please review our web site in depth. Learn about fibers in our INNOVATION tab - https://www.osnf.com/fibers-explained or e-textiles https://www.osnf.com/smart-fabric-and-e-textiles in our PRODUCTS tab.

Nomex® Flame Resistant Fiber Turns 50 Years Old and OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics is Celebrating Right Along with Dupont, its Inventor!

​Every day at OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc. our looms are weaving Nomex and Kevlar fibers into protective narrow fabrics for dozens of different uses in Fire Fighting, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and so many more environments requiring protective gear.

DuPont invented Nomex 50 years ago and DuPont™ Protection Solutions has announced that it is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of DuPont™ Nomex®, an inherently heat- and flame-resistant fiber. Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark this major milestone.

"During the past 50 years, Nomex® has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the earth's core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges that were once considered impossible," said John Richard, DuPont™ Nomex® global business director. 

Here at OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, we are marking this landmark anniversary as well! We are innovating new ways to weave Nomex® and Nomex®/Kevlar® for the most demanding industries. Nomex® brand fiber is used across a diverse range of applications, but it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel.

Nomex® is also used in apparel worn by military pilots and combat vehicle crew; auto racing drivers, pit crew members and track officials; and industrial workers at risk from flash fire and electric arc hazards.

The OTEX Fabric Innovation Lab works with Nomex® Kevlar® and other advanced aramids to innovate and develop new products for our clients.

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 to its unique combination of flame protection, durability and mobility.

At OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics Inc., we are proud to protect those who protect us!

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 Hotel Meeting Rooms, Las Vegas.

Download our poster here.