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Join Us At The IFAI Expo 2015


Receive free admission for the
IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo
Advanced Textiles Expo

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
October 6th – 9th, 2015.

Come join Bally Ribbon Mills at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Expo. Our booth number is A640 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.

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.

Textile Technology in The News

01/12/06 – Discussions of cost and benefits of various fibers, filaments, weaves, dyes and finishes to solve customer problems happen regularly at Bally.

With regard to Vectran®, forty persons from Bally Ribbon Mills Engineering, Research and Development, Quality and Sales Departments attended Seminars on Vectran® engineering specifications and solutions. Vectran woven by Bally Ribbon Mills offers some solutions and new opportunities in narrow fabrics for certain design requirements.

Vectran® is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from Vectra® liquid crystal polymer (LCP). Vectran is the only commercially available melt spun LCP fiber in the world. Vectran fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound Vectran fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. These unique properties characterize Vectran:

  • High strength
  • Excellent creep resistance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Excellent flex/fold characteristics
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
  • High dielectric strength
  • Outstanding cut resistance
  • Excellent property retention at high/low temperatures
  • Outstanding vibration damping characteristics
  • High impact resistance

Vectran tends to outperform Kevlar® and other Aramids in:

  • Wire rope creep
  • Break strength
  • Dry and wet abrasion comparisons under load
  • Tenacity retention when exposed to bleach
  • Yarn on yarn abrasion dry and especially when wet
  • Flex fatigue from repeated bending or creasing
  • Bend tolerance
  • Impact and cut resistance
  • Vibration dampening
  • Kevlar® and other Aramids tend to outperform Vectran when there is simultaneous mechanical and thermal loading

* Overall performance dependent on environmental conditions and application.

We encourage you to visit the Vectran website, www.vectranfiber.com, and talk to Bally Ribbon Mills further.

For your information, the Kevlar website is www.dupont.com/kevlar. Bally Ribbon also handles Kevlar applications.

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  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

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