Success Stories of FR-Flex


The Challenge

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.

The Action

Fulflex R&D developed a new proprietary (patent pending) compound to deliver the unique properties required for this application.

The Solution

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.

Learn more about our ORT for Swimwear, Odor Modification, The Perfect Stretch and Valve For Respirator success stories.