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Innovative, Quality products, Made in America since 1923

Bally Ribbon Mills has a long tradition of combining quality and innovation into its products. Originally a silk weaving company started in 1923, the company embraced man-made fibers as they became available. In fact, the United States military recognized Bally Ribbon Mills’ commitment to quality and technical know-how, and partnered with Bally Ribbon Mills to develop the narrow woven Mil-Spec items. These include applications in aerospace like parachutes and are still in use today.

The early man-made yarns quickly replaced silk altogether in industrial and commercial products. Fiber research continued and the next big milestone for Bally Ribbon Mills occurred when DuPont chose Bally to help in the development of their aramid fibers, known today as Kevlar® and Nomex®. Bally has worked with these high performance fibers since their inception and has been instrumental in incorporating them into high performance products in the aerospace, safety, and industrial markets.

Continuing with its tradition of innovation, Bally Ribbon Mills has invested heavily over the years in new and advanced machinery and equipment in order to keep pushing the boundaries of what narrow fabrics can achieve. Out of this commitment to innovation sprung the Advanced Products Group. This group of highly talented product designers, machinists, technicians, electrical, mechanical, and textile engineers provides unrivaled experience to solve customer design challenges. The products in this market serve advanced technologies utilizing composite material science.

While the Advanced Products Group is improving the best machines in the world, yet another group at Bally is busy improving the human body. Bally Ribbon Mills has also invested in learning how to weave in a certified ISO 14644 Class 8 clean room for the specific purpose of providing the best narrow woven fabric to the medical industry for uses such as implantable devices and orthopedic/prosthetic applications.

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