Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Woven Webbing Materials For Aerospace Applications

BALLY, Pa. — March 7, 2018 — Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a designer, developer and manufacturer of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, has announced a line of woven webbing for aerospace and aviation applications. The specialized narrow fabrics, 2-D and 3-D thermoset and thermoplastic fabrics, and innovative E-WEBBINGS® narrow woven fabrics are ideal for meeting specific strength requirements for structural components. The materials are widely used in such critical applications as parachutes; cargo restraint systems; seating and interior applications; crew safety system components; flight suits; air slides, seatbelts, and flotation devices. BRM woven webbing can be found in the International Space Station, and was used as a structural member on the landing system for NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

Using its decades of weaving expertise, BRM designs, engineers, and manufactures materials that maximize the end products’ performance characteristics and properties — including durability, resistance to abrasion, chemicals, heat and weather. Compared to steel and aluminum materials, a strong and lightweight webbing reduces material costs, lowers fuel use, and increases safety. Custom engineered designs and special manufacturing processes can be modified to meet end user needs.

BRM’s core product offerings include narrow woven fabrics, tapes, and webbing 12 inches wide or less, used for parachutes and a host of other commercial, aviation, and military and defense applications. BRM provides advanced designs using enhanced weaving technologies and materials woven from high-performance fibers like Kevlar®, Technora®, Vectran®, Zylon®, and UHMWPE.

Also available are lightweight, cost-effective, advanced woven 2-D and 3-D thermoset and thermoplastic polymer composite structures. Using a multi-dimensional continuous weaving method, Bally produces textiles that can be fabricated into net-shape structures. These advanced weaving capabilities offer customers new solutions that reduce weight and cost. The technology weaves complex shapes automatically, eliminating many costly, time-consuming, and labor-intensive processes.

BRM’s latest and most innovative fabrics include 2-D and 3-D Thermoplastic Composite Materials (TPCM™) and the new engineered E-Webbings. TPCM is designed to be utilized as a localized reinforcement in varied molding/forming processes and provides superior specific strength, impact resistance, increased flexure and interlaminar shear resistance.  BRM’s E-Webbings product line was developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) technology sector, which is specially designed for use in integral products for commercial, personal, and military aircraft. Made from a wide variety of fibers and conductive elements, E-Webbings provide structural and conductive components that allow for the integration of sensors and other technology into the webbing.

Posted March 7, 2018

Source: Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM)