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. All OTEX products recognized under the Component Recognition Program of UL were found to meet or exceed the latest versions of the following key NFPA standards:

NFPA 1951:2013 – Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents

NFPA 1971:2018 – Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting

NFPA 1975:2014 – Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements

NFPA 1977:2016 – Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting

NFPA 1983:2017 – Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services

NFPA 2112:2018 – Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures From Fire

An industry-leading 109 OTEX “mission-critical” products, including webbings, straps, tapes, elastics and bindings of various widths, thicknesses, and tensile strengths, now proudly carry the prestigious UL Recognized Component Mark:

According to Denise A. Offray, President and CEO of OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc., “OTEX has been a leading and trusted supplier to the fire and safety industry for over 4 decades. We are proud to continue that heritage by offering an extensive product line engineered to perform to the very latest NFPA requirements and strict UL testing. Our customers expect and deserve the best, and that’s what we provide.”

Christopher Keller, Director of Quality Control & Assurance, adds that “We take product quality extremely seriously, as do our customers. UL’s objective, third-party testing to NFPA standards is a recognized level of quality assurance in the fire and safety industry. Relatively few narrow-woven, highperformance textiles earn the right to carry the UL Recognized Component Program Mark.”

Headquartered in Bernardsville, NJ, with manufacturing in Watsontown, PA, OTEX is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative narrow-fabric product solutions for numerous industries and applications, such as Aerospace, First Response, Industrial Safety, Medical, Military, Outdoor/Marine and Transportation, and is an inaugural member of AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America). For more information, e-mail: [email protected]


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