Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry provider in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces the availability of a wide range of lightweight two-and three-dimensional woven materials that serve as the structure or substrate for critical rigging and tie down applications that require strength, interlaminar shear, enduring resistance, or conductivity.
BRM custom designs specialty applications with high strength-to-weight ratios, flame/heat resistance, flexibility, low elongation, and abrasion resistance. Available in widths from one to six inches, BRM rigging and tie-down materials are manufactured in such high-performance fibers as Kevlar ®, Vectran ®, Technora ®, Spectra ®, and Dyneema®
Recent examples include specialized materials for load securement/stabilization equipment, chafing sleeves used for lifting and sling materials for safe load transfer at cargo control facilities, as well as webbing used to safely move chip manufacturing equipment around factories. BRM rigging and tie-down webbing are also used as a sling in an actuator/drum serving as the strongest tendon of a robotic arm used in a loading device being designed for a lunar habitat.