Fire-Resistant Elastics

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 face pieces (SCBA)
    • Keepers for webbing tails
    • Goggles
    • Suspenders

Please contact Sturges to design a custom fire-resistant elastic for your assembly or project.

products

Sturges Part No. 33535
Description: 3/4″ Black PBI®/Kevlar® Elastic Webbing; Product compliant with Berry Amendment; Various widths available in Natural or Black.


Sturges Part No. 33538 
Description: 3/4″ Natural PBI®/Kevlar® Elastic Webbing; Product compliant with Berry Amendment; Various widths available in Natural or Black.

Sturges Part No. X-6981
Description: 2” Black Nomex® Elastic Webbing; Product compliant with Berry Amendment; Various widths and Colors available.


Sturges Part No. X-6985
Description: 3/4” Black Nomex® Elastic Webbing; Product compliant with Berry Amendment; Various widths and Colors available.

Sturges Part No. X-7029
Description: 1-1/2” Black Nomex® Elastic Webbing; Product compliant with Berry Amendment; Various widths and colors available.