Otex Specialty Narrow Fabrics, a major manufacturer of high-performance textile products used by the military and first responders, came to us with a challenge. They needed a flame-resistant, no-melt, no-drip elastic thread that could be used in their goggle straps, suspenders, waistbands, and other elastic products.
Fulflex R&D developed a new proprietary (patent pending) compound to deliver the unique properties required for this application.
We developed FR-FLEX by FULFLEX® (patent pending) – a truly flame-resistant, rubber thread. When ignited, this material will self extinguish, and will not melt or drip, so the first responder’s clothing will not become an additional source of injury.