Tear webbing (also known as tear tape or shock absorbing webbing) is used in a variety of applications and industries to aid in gradual deceleration from a fall. Tear webbings are critical to the safety of workers in many industries, effectively reducing the forces sustained during a fall. Sturges Manufacturing’s patented tear webbing designs are crafted with the end-user in mind.
Sturges Ensorba™ energy absorbing tear webbing is developed using our in-house ISO 17025 accredited drop test tower. Dynamically tested for integrity in many environments (cold, frozen, hot, dry, wet) SPC is used to validate lot-to-lot performance.
At Sturges, we don’t settle for “good enough.” That’s why we developed custom, unique designs to meet the changing needs of the fall protection industry. Products have been developed to meet various standards using one webbing and designs that integrate a backup strap into the tear-webbing.
Tear webbing is shipped in rolls or cut pieces, with short lead times and low minimums.
Tear webbings available for the following requirements:
- ASSP/ANSI Z359.13-2013
- 6’ requirement
- 12’ requirement
- Worker weight range 55 kg (121 lbs) – 140kg (308 lbs)
- Worker weight range 80 kg (176 lbs) – 190kg (420 lbs)
- EN 355
- ABNT NBR 14629
- AS/NZS 1891
Note that these are just a small sampling of products that we offer. Don’t see a product that will meet your requirements? Please contact us. We have been making custom solutions for over 100 years and would be more than happy to help you develop a product that meets your needs.
Tear Webbing Products
Sturges Part No. 37431
1-3/4" Double Wing Natural Polyester Tear Webbing; 12FT FF, 310 lb Test Mass, Ambient Dry: MAF < 1,800 lbs, AAF < 1,350 lbs, Elongation < 60", Ambient Wet, Cold Dry, Hot Dry: MAF < 1,800 lbs, AAF < 1,575 lbs, Elongation < 60", Closed 30.5”, Open 6.26", Closed 30.5", "U.S. Patent No. 7,815,013 & Canadian Patent 2,521,389".
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