Phone: (401) 728-2018
Fax: (401) 722-0470
Weaving is the premium method of elastic
construction. It results in a finished webbing which does not narrow when
stretched, and does not "run" when snagged. With woven webbing it is possible
to create a much denser material, and/or a more complex interlocking of
threads. Woven web can vary from lightweight insert type to mammoth heavy duty
webbing. For hand, absorbency, and overall quality, cotton is the preferred
fiber. Polyester is harsher and shinier, but less costly. See our
Which Elastic Do You Need? section to compare
woven elastic to braided and knitted.
Gabardine is a popular elastic utilized primarily in the apparel and
footwear industries, as well as for many general purpose applications. We stock
it in black and white, as well as in a wide range of colors. If your
application requires a custom color, our capabilities include dyeing on the
premises. Stripes are also available on a custom basis. A full range of widths
from 1/4" to 8" are stocked, with packaging available in 36 to 144 yard spools,
or, flat. Also available is an "extra kick" version made with a heavier rubber.
A limited number of widths are also obtainable in polyester.
Lightweight (Insert Type) elastic comes in cotton
and polyester. The cotton ranges in size from 3/8" to 2-1/2" and the polyester
is available from 1/2" to 6" in width. The cotton is carried in black, white,
and a limited range of colors, while the polyester is available in black and
white only. Special orders for quantities of color polyester can be
Purpose polyester woven elastics are useful in a variety of
applications where the appearance and quality of a woven is desirable and the
extra cost of a cotton is not justified. We stock a variety of styles that
differ in weight and surface appearance. All are stocked in black with some in
white. Quantity orders in color can be made to order.
Miscellaneous Webbing In addition to the items
mentioned, we carry an ever changing line of special and "fancy" elastics. Send
us a sample or a description of the item you need for your unique application
and the chances are we will have it stocked, or, will be able to manufacture it
for you on a custom basis.
Braiding produces an elastic which is generally
heavier than knitted and will not "run". Unlike its woven counterpart, it does
narrow when stretched, and is not as durable in its construction, however, it
is available at a lower cost. See our Which Elastic Do
You Need? section to compare braided elastic to woven and
elastic braids are made primarily from cotton, rayon, or polyester, and are
available in sizes ranging from 3/16" to 1" in width. Jute is available for
special orders. Wider braid for belts, etc. (both elastic and non-elastic), is
custom produced in widths up to 3" and greater. Black, White, and an assortment
of colors are availabler.
The yarn used
for braiding will be determined by the requirements of the materials end use,
as well as the issue of cost. Polyester is the least expensive. Rayon produces
a glossier finish and is can be dyed.. Cotton braids are softer, more
absorbent, and are often preferred in premium applications such as swimwear.
Cotton also can be dyed.
Knitting produces an elastic which is generally
lightweight and inexpensive. It usually cannot be made as densely or as tightly
as a woven web, but similar to the woven web, it will not narrow when
Our knit is made using polyester yarn and is available in
widths ranging from 1/4" on up to 12", with black and white stocked, and
various colors available with minimum yardage requirements. Call us about
special configurations up to 20" wide. See our Which
Elastic Do You Need? section to compare knitted elastic to braided and
Special Shock Cords - Also Known as Bungee Cords or Stretch
These cords are made with a core of rubber threads with an
outside layer(s) of braided yarn. They vary tremendously in size and
characteristics. Diameters range from under 1/16 to over 1. The
size is not the sole determining factor in the modulus (force required to
stretch). The modulus of any size cord can be increased by packing the rubber
tighter. Generally, the harder the cord, the greater the modulus. Varying the
ratio of yarn to rubber also controls modulus.
process allows for varying patterns of
colors in the outside jacket. Most cords are white with a color
marker but cords can be made with mixtures of colors in stripes,
spirals or dashes.
come in a single or double cover. The
double-covered is a premium cord with the inner cover usually made from cotton
and the outer from a synthetic yarn.
Many cords on
the market are made from transition or other off-spec rubber. These
are less costly and are adequate for many applications but lack the consistency
needed for more demanding uses. Our cords utilize only prime rubber and thus
offer a more uniform size and stretch.
For specialty applications we can manufacture the cord
with improved UV, fire, oil, sea water or
abrasion (wet and dry) resistance. These are made to order and
construction is dependent on properties and quantities required.
or Bungee Cords are employed in widely varying applications with tie
downs, exercisers, festooners, and marine functions among them. They are
similar in construction to our stretch cords, however, they are produced using
a single covering, and are stocked in sizes up to 3/4". Available are cords up
to 1" and greater in diameter (made with a single or double covering), and
obtainable in assorted colors, solid patterns, or stripes. Cords generally are
sold on rolls but can be hot cut in pieces to your specfied length.
Cords consist of a yarn covering, braided around a core of rubber
threads. We stock this item in 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8" diameters, in white with
black markers and assorted colors. We also custom produce it in various sizes
and yarns, including metallic. Also obtainable on custom order are special
configurations such as phone type coils. Stretch cords generally are sold in
bulk on rolls but can be cut in pieces to your length.
and Metal Hooks (used with these cords in varying applications), are
also a stock item. Plastic hooks can be applied to your order for cut pieces of
1/4" or 3/16" diameter cords.
Cutting (used with these cords in varying applications), are also a
stock item. Plastic hooks can be applied to your order for cut pieces of 1/4"
or 3/16" diameter cords.
Trims and Trimmings Non-Elastic or
Need some Star braid
or Soutache to trim your product? We have
it! Soutache starts at 1/8" wide. Or try our 2-line,
3-line, 4- or 6-line braids.
trims and Foldover elastics are
ideal for some applications. Up to 1/2' trims.
Sold in spools, these
trimmings are stocked in white, black and metallics. For large quantity orders,
we can make others to your design or colors.
Ask us about our Latex-free production of knits and woven items for
your customers who worry about possible dermatological reaction. Most of these
items can be produced with NRL (natural rubber
latex-free) properties and ease consumer concerns, particularly in
the medical and sports applications.
We are proud to be
"HNW, The Elastic People," stretching to
meet your needs. You can reach us directly at 401-728-2018. Ask for Customer
Service at Extension 5.
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