What is the right material for animal products, like dog collars? Considering the number of options available, designers can get overwhelmed. There are two different paths an individual can take to make this choice. First, they can copy what is trending most at the time. Copying trends isn’t always the best option because fads and likes change. The other way to pick a material is to focus on the application needs or the characteristics necessary for the material. When it comes to webbing materials, the two most common options include nylon webbing and polypropylene webbing. Although both material options offer many similarities, they are different enough that they should not be used interchangeably. Below, we’d like to highlight the benefit of both nylon webbing and polypropylene webbing.
Nylon webbing is sturdy and durable. It is known for its soft feel and its flexibility. The material is used in many industries, from military to sporting, to furniture manufacturing. Nylon can also take on beautiful colors that do not fade in the sun or when being washed. They can also withstand strong friction.
Polypropylene webbing, like nylon, is a multipurpose material. Polypropylene takes many of the benefits of nylon and applies them to cargoes, toe straps, and military straps. The material is both lightweight and strong. It does not stretch, and it resists abrasion. The material is also especially desirable because it prevents mildew, rotting, and mold.
Determining which living material is best for you and your application is difficult, so reach out to our team for more information. Give us a call today.