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The Benefits of Polyester Webbing

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Webbing is used in a variety of industries, and polyester webbing is one of the most popular types of webbing that many industries use. Perhaps the reason for this is because polyester webbing has a variety of benefits over some other types of webbing. Some of the practical applications of this type of webbing include in the making of equestrian equipment like bits, bridles and saddles, the making of pet equipment like leashes, the making of various sporting goods and the making of various outdoor goods, handbags, luggage, military equipment and medical equipment.

High Strength

Polyester webbing is commonly used because of its superior strength. It combines the benefits of nylon and polypropylene webbing to create a webbing that is strong enough to withstand heavy loads. Polyester webbing’s strength is part of what makes it the ideal type of material for hiking, camping, backpack and other sporting equipment. It is also what makes it ideal for military purposes where it is used on uniforms, equipment, in transporting and in securing military supplies. Each inch of this type of webbing can typically hold between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds.

Low Water Absorption

Polyester webbing also has a low water absorption, which means that it won’t stretch when it’s wet, and it won’t easily allow for the growth of mildew. This particular feature of polyester is particularly advantageous is every industry and practical application that it is used in. Additionally, it won’t rot as easily as some other types of webbing since it’s doesn’t retain water. It is also highly resistant to UV rays, so it won’t damage because of them.

High Melting Point and Abrasion Resistance

This type of webbing can also withstand heat and other elements. It has a high melting point, which means that it won’t easily become damaged from being in warm situations. This is especially important for backpacking, hiking and other outdoor activities in which the webbing might be in hot situations. Additionally, polyester is resistant to abrasion, so it can handle rough and intense situations without fraying and coming apart.

Soft to the Touch

Despite its hardy resilience, polyester is still soft to the touch. It has the same soft, smooth and shiny appearance of flat nylon, but it’s stronger than nylon, offering the advantageous benefits of polypropylene at the same time. It is also lightweight enough to make it ideal for use in the fashion industry where it’s commonly used to create handbags. In the fashion industry, this type of webbing increases the practicality of designer handbags by making them last longer since they are strong enough to withstand the test of time.

Cost Effective

Perhaps one of the most advantageous benefits of polyester is that it is cheaper than nylon, making it more affordable for some people. It comes in a variety of lengths designed to suit a variety of needs, but it is one of the more affordable webbing options.

Regardless of the type of application that your webbing is going to be used for, polyester is a good choice. It is durable and resistant to a variety of adverse conditions while still being soft and aesthetically pleasing.


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