US Patents Awarded for OTEX Sentry Lifeline® Leading-edge Fall Protection Webbing

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January 2024, Bernardsville, New Jersey.  OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics® has been awarded US patents for both variations (standard and arc-flash resistant) of its revolutionary SENTRY LIFELINE® leading-edge webbing for Self-Retracting Lifeline Devices (SRLs / SRDs) and Lanyards.

Intended to replace – and provide relief from – the heavier steel cable lifelines utilized in traditional leading – edge SRL’s; OTEX engineers were the first to design and patent a lightweight webbing able to survive the punishing ANSI Z359.14-2014 standard drop tests as the lifeline component and then later, passed the updated and stricter 2021 standard.

Having protected lives as the critical component in SRLs / SRDs for more than 5 years, in numerous fall-protection systems, and by many of our customers, Sentry Lifeline® is the undisputed, and market-tested leader in leading-edge webbing.

Despite the advantages, steel cables also have their drawbacks; weight, limited flexibility, and rust (as well as the related need for lubrication/maintenance).  Previously, these were necessary sacrifices that many had chosen in exchange for top performance in the safety category.  Finally – with OTEX’s Sentry Lifeline® – there is an alternative that offers the security of steel, without any of the negative attributes.  Lightweight, flexible, and unaffected by moisture, OTEX’s patented webbing innovation is the original textile lifeline to offer the durability of steel with greater convenience and comfort.

Made in America, Sentry Lifeline® webbing has already proven to be a game-changer in the fall protection industry.  If you would like to learn more about this, or other, innovative performance narrow textiles by OTEX, please contact us anytime.

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics®

Headquarters: 4 Essex Avenue, #403, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel: (908) 879-3636

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