Category Archive: Bally Ribbon News

Join us at the BIOMEDevice Show 2013

Come Join Us
at Booth 336!

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!

Join us at the IFAI Expo 2013


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

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
October 23rd – 25th, 2013

Come join Bally Ribbon Mills at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show. Our booth number is 5612 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.

Bally Ribbon Mills 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.


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:

Shuttle • Needle • Jacquard • Specialty Broad and Braiding

Small custom lots • Large production lots • Spectrophotometer color matching

Flame treat • Abrasion resistance • Stiffness • Water proof


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.


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.

ISO9001 and AS9100 successful audits

Congratulations to all the employees’ at Bally Ribbon Mills for another successful certification to ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009. TÜV SÜD America Inc. sent two auditors to Bally, where they spent a few days reviewing our quality policy at all levels. The two auditors where happy with what they found and once again confirmed that the scope of our quality system includes the design and manufacture of engineered woven narrow fabrics, specialty broadcloth, and woven structures for aerospace products.

Join us at the IFAI Expo / JEC Americas 2012 in Boston, Ma

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), Bally, PA will be participating in the IFAI EXPO 2012, to be held at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA November 7 to November 9, 2012. Our booth numbers are 1354 and 1455. This year, EXPO 2012 will be held in conjunction with the JEC Americas Conference at which BRM will also exhibit. Bert Harries, Ted Fetterman, Louis C. Franconi and Bill Hornig will demonstrate Bally Ribbon Mills’ extensive product line of engineered, woven, narrow fabrics, specialty broadcloth and woven structures for Medical, Industrial, Safety, Aerospace and Commercial applications.

Bally Ribbon Mills will display medical samples including woven tubular vascular stents, bifurcate grafts, tapered weaves and arteries that are used to repair damaged blood vessels, and polyester webbing and carbon fiber structures for orthopedic and prosthetic applications. Samples of our Advanced Products includes circular (polar) weaves, woven 2-D and 3-D near net shapes, fabrics used for parachute, air frame, and aerospace applications. The air frame components are made from lightweight carbon fibers. Carbon fiber structures are stronger and lighter than the metal used in traditional air frame construction.

Bally Ribbon Mills will also display industrial products that include non-compacting bridge bearing support fabric, conductive and anti-static fabrics, fabrics used to construct greaseless (self-lubricating) bearings, controlled porosity fabrics used in bag, air, and liquid filtration applications, and safety harnesses and laynards. Bally Ribbon Mills’ extensive line of Nylon, Polyester, Nomex®, Kevlar®, UHMWPE and Vectran®, Mil-Spec Webbing will also be on exhibition.

Bally Ribbon Mills exhibitors, Fetterman, Franconi, and Hornig will be available to discuss product development and your application problems. Bally’s textile products offer unique performance characteristics that maximize the engineered properties of man-made fibers. A few of these properties include fiber orientation, high tenacity, controlled elongation, flame, abrasion and chemical resistance.

Bally Ribbon Mills and its technical staff have developed an international reputation as specialists in the development and production of quality narrow fabrics, webbing, tapes and specialty woven fabrics. The company has been manufacturing woven materials at their facility located northwest of Philadelphia, in Bally, Pennsylvania, since 1923. Bally Ribbon Mill’s services include product design and development, prototype manufacture, weaving, braiding, dying, finishing, strap cutting, specialty sewing and parts fabrication.

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  • Common Specifications: (Mil-Spec, PIA, & UL)
  • Fabrication Methods: (Braiding, Jacquard Loom, Shuttle Loom, etc.)
  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

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