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Arc Flash Protection Textiles

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 …

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Textiles For The Military

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 …

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Narrow Fabrics For Fall Protection Systems

Working from heights is a necessary requirement for many jobs and many industries.  As such, mitigating the risks associated with these tasks is a priority …

Analyzing Specialty Fabrics

Performance Fiber Selection Explained

There is no perfect fiber.   Unfortunately, no single performance fiber can do it all – they all have their strengths and weaknesses.  On the other …

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Specialty Narrow Fabrics for Aerospace and Space Travel

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, …

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Specialty Narrow Textiles For The 21st Century Firefighter

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 …

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Synthetic Webbing Slings For Crane Rigging

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 …

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Safety Webbing: Choosing The Right Webbing For Your Product

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 …

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Kevlar® vs Nomex®: Aramid Comparison

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 …

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Product Highlight: Technora® Webbing

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 …

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