Common Webbing Weaves
Webbing is a woven fabric that’s used in many
applications. Some of the most common applications for webbing are:
Hiking and backpacking gear
Fire safety gear
PPE for oil and gas workers
Many industries used to solely rely on cotton
webbing when creating their materials. However, more and more industries are
switching to synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon.
Weaving is used in webbing by interlacing two
textile threads to create a fabric. When it comes to webbing weaves, there are
different types. Let’s go over the most popular ones.
Twill - When it comes to harnesses, seatbelts, and
high-strength slings, twill weaving is usually the go-to choice. It offers
more flexibility and durability than a plain weave. In addition, twill
weaving is also soil and wrinkle-resistant. Twill offers a complex pattern
of diagonal parallel ribs.
Plain - This is the most common and the most simple. Plain
weaves are so popular because of their many advantages. They are durable
and inexpensive. You will notice the use of plain weaving in many binding
applications. It’s often stronger than other types of weaves. It typically
has the most interlacement compared to other weaves.
Basket - Basket weaving is a variation on plain weaving, but
it’s more flexible and durable. However, it is less stable than original
plain weaving. Basic weaving features a flat look and has a loose
Satin - While satin can be complicated, it offers a lot of
flexibility. Satin weaves feature a glossy surface and dull back. While
they are not as durable as other types of weaves, they are soft and
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