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 narrow fabrics that save lives.” said company owner and CEO Denise Offray.”With a nod to our past, we kept our family initial “O”.”TEX” represents our textile heritage. Our new name represents the advanced manufacturer we have become. We serve the Aerospace, First Responder, Medical, Military, Tactical, and Transportation industries with advanced narrow textiles.”
In 2002, Claude V. Offray, Jr. sold the assets of his ribbon business along with its brand. He retained sole ownership of Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics and after her 40-year successful tenure working with and for her father put his daughter, Denise Offray, in charge in 2008. Denise Offray has been the sole owner and CEO since 2012. She remains proud of her company’s 30 year legacy in service to the Fire and Safety industry. She is focused on continuous growth for the enterprise through strategic planning, the addition of leading textile experts to her Innovation Team, and aggressive expansion into new markets.
The advanced fabric industry has acknowledged the results of her work. OTEX is an inaugural member of AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America ). A consortium housed at MIT that is funded with $75 million by the Department of Defense and $240 million from private enterprise. AFFOA brings together universities, government, and private enterprises ranging from fabric manufacturers, to software and nanotechnology developers to develop the next generation of technical textiles.
“It is my objective to prepare OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® to thrive for the next 14 generations. Our name change is a timely and fitting acknowledgment of our efforts to address markets that require advanced narrow fabrics manufactured to the highest standards and toughest industry specifications” said Offray.
OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® is an advanced manufacturer of high-performance narrow fabrics offering a full portfolio of products woven to the highest standards, as well as comprehensive custom product development services. OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® weaves a variety of advanced fibers including but not limited to, Aromatic Polyamids (Aramids), Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (Dyneema®, Spectra®), as well as unique elastics that include the OTEX branded Sentry FR® collection.
Sentry FR® is a registered trademark of OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics<sup”>®