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Bally Ribbon Receives ISO 13485 Medical Certification

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Bally Ribbon Mills is proud to announce its certification to ISO 13485. For over 50 years, Bally Ribbon Mills has been supplying the highest quality medical products to its customers. Now we can certify those products to this rigorous international standard that governs the design and manufacture of medical devices and ensures that Bally Ribbon Mills:

  • manufactures products in a controlled work environment to ensure product safety
  • focuses on risk management activities and design control activities during product development
  • follows specific requirements for inspection and traceability for implantable devices
  • follows specific requirements for verification of the effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions

Our facility includes advanced weaving systems, yarn preparation, and inspection areas for the production of fabric to the most stringent requirements. Environmental sampling, data collection, storage, and alarms ensure complete environmental monitoring and redundancies.

Quality efforts also include an emphasis on continuous improvement and defect prevention. Tools include but are not limited to Management and Feasibility Reviews, AS9102 First Articles, FMEA’s, Control Plans, IQ-OQ-PQ’s, Process/Product Validation and Lean/Six Sigma best practices.

Visit our Medical page for more information and to download our ISO 13485 certification for your records.

The Path to Mars Goes Through Bally, PA

“From this day on, the path to Mars goes through Bally, Pennsylvania,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said during a tour and press conference at Bally Ribbon Mills. Mr. Bolden was at the company to see a new technology being developed for future space mission and also show his support for small businesses that are part of NASA’s programs for space exploration and research.

brm_and_nasa_visit01Bally Ribbon Mills has been picked to supply a critical component of the heat shield on the Orion Crew Capsule. The specially designed 3-D woven thermal protection system (TPS) will help protect the crew and capsule from the extreme temperatures during atmospheric re-entry. If future missions to the Moon, an asteroid, or Mars are to be successful, newer stronger materials must be used. Bally Ribbon Mills has developed a material that can survive the thermal protection needed while also providing key mechanical strength to the interface between the crew module and service module.

While at Bally Ribbon Mills, Mr. Bolden was given a tour of the factory and saw firsthand how the woven TPS is manufactured. The technology being developed would not have been possible but for the help and partnership of NASA.

Read more across the internet…

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JEC Europe Composites Show and Conference 2015

Visit Us at
Hall 7.3 – Booth C62!

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Bally Ribbon Mills is proud to announce our attendance once again to the JEC Composites Conference. JEC is the largest composites industry organization in Europe and in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals from 100 different countries.

Engineers will be available to discuss your specific applications and design challenges. On display will be various composite parts including:

  • 3D Woven Joints
  • 3D Advanced Composite Structures
  • Polar / Spiral Woven Structures
  • Specialty Braids
  • High Performance Carbon Tapes and Webbing

Bally Ribbon Mills has earned a reputation for fulfilling the aerospace industry’s most demanding requirements across a wide range of applications. Bally’s products set the industry’s standards and exceed it expectations.

For more information or to set up a meeting contact Leon Bryn, leonbryn@ballyribbon.com

Bally Ribbon Mills presents at IFAI Expo 2014

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Medical Weaving Presentation

Bally Ribbon Mills’ employee Louis Franconi recently gave a presentation about our medical device weaving capabilities at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2014. Mr. Franconi described the advantages of various weaving methods in the production of fabrics for medical devices. He also spoke about a new weaving technique Bally Ribbon Mills has been researching for the past decade. It is called Quad Axial Isotropic Weaving. We add another dimension to the normally 2 dimensional structure of woven goods.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more. Visit us at our medical page.

Join us at the IFAI Expo 2014

Receive a 50% DISCOUNT for the
IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo &
Advanced Textiles Expo

Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
October 14th – 16th, 2014


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Come join Bally Ribbon Mills at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Expo. Our booth number is A2225 located within the Advanced Textiles section of the conference center. A discount pass is available for download, courtesy of Bally Ribbon Mills and the Industrial Fabrics Association International.

Medical Textile Education Opportunity

Bally’s Louis Franconi will be giving an educational presentation on Medical Devices, Fibers, 3D Structures, and Quad Axial Isotropic Woven Narrow Fabric Medical Devices on Tuesday, October 14th at 9:30. This is a great opportunity to learn about new developments and innovations of woven products that support the medical device industry.
We hope to see you there!

About Bally Ribbon Mills

BRM is a leader in the design, development, and production of engineered narrow woven webbing, tape, and specialty fabric. For 90 years we have supplied the world with the highest quality webbing backed by unparalleled customer service and engineering support. Be confident that Bally Ribbon Mills will supply you with the best fabric for your products.

Services

Bally Ribbon Mills offers a full range of services to cover every aspect of your product requirements including; design, prototyping, and full-scale production. Some examples include:

Weaving
Shuttle • Needle • Jacquard • Specialty Broad and Braiding

Dyeing
Small custom lots • Large production lots • Spectrophotometer color matching

Finishing

Flame treat • Abrasion resistance • Stiffness • Water proof

Capabilities

Bally Ribbon Mills’ weaving and processing capabilities are second to none. With all the fibers available to us, your product can be engineered specifically for your application.



Quality

Bally Ribbon Mills is committed to producing products that meet all performance requirements and the highest in quality standards.

Bally Ribbon Mills’ Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and
AS 9100:2009. We also maintain compliance to additional industry specific standards such as TS 16949 and ISO 13485 in support of our customers.

Quality efforts include an emphasis on continuous improvement and defect prevention. Tools include but are not limited to Management and Feasibility Reviews, AS9102 First Articles, FMEA’s, Control Plans, IQ-OQ-PQ’s, Process/Product Validation, and Lean/Six Sigma.

Visit us at TechTextil 2014 in Atlanta, Ga

Come to booth 1726
to see BRM’s technical weaving capabilties

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Bally Ribbon Mills is going to be at the TechTextil North America Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014. Come to booth 1726 to see examples of products designed specifically to address a wide array of technical engineering challenges. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling.

Bally Ribbon Mills engineers will be available to discuss your specific applications and development issues. BRM’s services include Prototype Development to Full Scale Manufacture.

We Look forward to seeing you there!

Visit JEC Composites Atlanta 2014 Trade Show

Visit Us
at Booth 4924 Hall A!

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Bally Ribbon Mills is happy to announce our attendance at the JEC Composites Conference. Held in Atlanta for the first time in the spring of 2014, JEC Americas is the only event that offers a full spectrum of the global composites value chain, upstream and downstream.

Bally Ribbon Mills engineers will be available to discuss your specific applications and design challenges. On display will be various composite parts including:

  • 3D Woven Joints
  • 3D Advanced Composite Structures
  • Polar / Spiral Woven Structures
  • Specialty Braids
  • High Performance Carbon Tapes and Webbing

Bally Ribbon Mills has earned a reputation for fulfilling the aerospace industry’s most demanding requirements across a wide range of applications. Bally’s products set the industry’s standards and exceed it expectations.

Bally Ribbon Goes to the Olympics

Bally Ribbon Mills is proud to support our athletes in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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These bags are American made all the way down to the webbing. How do we know?
BRM made the webbing.

Go Team USA!

Visit Bally Ribbon Mills at the BIOMEDevice Boston 2014

Come to booth 854
to see BRM’s medical weaving capabilties!

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Bally Ribbon Mills is going to be at the BIOMEDevice Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Ma on March 26-27, 2014. Come to booth 854 to see examples of products designed specifically to address a wide array of medical engineering challenges. Featured will be:

  • Seamless Woven & Braided Tubular Stents & Bifurcates
  • 3 Dimensional Constructs and Near Net Shapes
  • Prosthetic Tape & Webbing
  • Filtration and Controlled Porosity Materials
  • Dental Prosthesis
  • Smart Fabrics
  • and many other textile based materials designed for the medical device industry

Engineers will be available to discuss your specific applications and development issues.

Bally Ribbon Mills features a 3,000 sq. ft. ISO 14644, Class 8 Medical Clean Room, access to Medical Grade Fibers such as Polyester, Nylon, UHMWPE, PEEK, PTFE & ePTFE, Absorbable Fibers, etc.

BRM’s services include Prototype Development to Full Scale Manufacture all offered on a confidential and NDA basis. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at the BIOMEDevice Show 2013

Come Join Us
at Booth 336!

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Bally Ribbon Mills is going to be at the BIOMEDevice Show at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Ca from December 3-5, 2013. Come to booth 336 to see examples of products designed specifically to address a wide array of medical engineering challenges. Featured will be:

  • Seamless Woven & Braided Tubular Stents & Bifurcates
  • 3 Dimensional Constructs and Near Net Shapes
  • Prosthetic Tape & Webbing
  • Filtration and Controlled Porosity Materials
  • Dental Prosthesis
  • Smart Fabrics
  • and many other textile based materials designed for the medical device industry

Engineers will be available to discuss your specific applications and development issues.

Bally Ribbon Mills features a 3,000 sq. ft. ISO 14644, Class 8 Medical Clean Room, access to Medical Grade Fibers such as Polyester, Nylon, UHMWPE, PEEK, PTFE & ePTFE, Absorbable Fibers, etc.

BRM’s services include Prototype Development to Full Scale Manufacture all offered on a confidential and NDA basis. We look forward to seeing you there!

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