OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, manufacturer of high-performance textiles for use in PPE and apparel
has been recognized as an essential manufacturer of “Life-Sustaining Products” by the office of Governor Wolf, its Pennsylvania-based mill is producing the elastics, trims and webbings that find their way into products on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company says its Sentry FR® (fire resistant) line of elastics and other FR products have become extremely important for producing the elastics and trims utilized in medical PPE, which are used in “pure oxygen” environments, such as hospitals and ambulances. These include medical face masks, face shields, full-and-partial-face reusable respirators, and medical aprons and gowns.
The company’s primary markets include first responders, all branches of the military and industrial safety.