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Materials to ensure health and safety of front-line workers

July 20, 2020   Don Horne


Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces it continues to focus on producing its line of narrow woven structural tapes and elastics, as well as safety webbing, to protect front-line workers responding to the current global health crisis.

BRM’s narrow woven structural tapes and elastics are used by manufacturers of facemasks, face shields, gowns, other personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical patient soft goods, as well as patient slings, wheelchair harnesses, braces, and respiratory equipment. BRM manufactures medical items in a certified clean room to ensure cleanliness and quality while maintaining the rigorous ISO 13485:2016 certification for the design and manufacture of medical devices.

Additionally, BRM’s safety webbing and tapes meet the demands of applications requiring high temperature, fully engineered safety solutions. Made from Nylon, Nomex, Kevlar, Vectran, PBI, Nextel, and other specialty fibers, BRM’s safety webbing is ideal for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military, and PPE. It can be used for shoulder straps, harness webbing, and chin straps, as well as helmet suspension, binding tapes, lap belts, and shock absorbing webbing. The webbing offers conductivity, dimensional stability and strength, and can help to reduce weight and size. It also meets United States (NFPA) requirements for firefighters’ protective clothing and equipment.

BRM works directly with companies and organizations like NASA, Tier 1 Defense suppliers, and the Department of Defense (Army, Air Force), to develop advanced textiles used in PPE, chemically resistant webbing, and safety harnesses. BRM is in accordance with safety standards, specifications and certifications, including ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485, ISO14000, NFPA, ASTM, ANSI, *UL, and CSA.

www.ballyribbon.com


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