Sturges offers a diverse assortment of fire-resistant (FR) elastics that will stand up to high heat and can be customized to fit specific designs.
FR elastics are made from blends of Nomex®, Kevlar®, and PBI®/Kevlar®. This combination ensures that elastic webbing will not melt or drip, and ensures that the FR elastic won’t become wavy due to shrinking and will retain its stretch properties after heat exposure. Sturges tests every lot for elongation, vertical flame, heat resistance, and shrinkage per the NFPA 1971. A certificate of compliance accompanies each shipment defining the specifications and results.
We’ve helped many manufacturers and engineers looking for fire-resistant elastics. Some of the areas where FR elastics are commonly used include:
- Breathing apparatus facepieces (SCBA)
- Keepers for webbing tails
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.
Fire Resistant Elastic Products
Kevlar® and Nomex® are registered trademarks of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM Protective Materials.
Vectran® is a registered trademark of Kuraray America, Inc.
Ensorba® is a registered trademark of Sturges Manufacturing Co., Inc