Webbing is used for various products and applications, including car seats, fashion, and towing. Webbing is also commonly used to construct outdoor gear. It is important to recognize that the material used for webbing determines the performance and characteristics of the final product. The most used materials are poly webbing and nylon webbing.
Poly webbing is broken down into two different materials that share many similarities but are very different. Polyester webbing is often seen as the most popular type of webbing, and it is great for outdoor use because it does not stretch when wet. Cotton and nylon stretch when wet. Polyester webbing is used for outdoor sporting gear like climbing ropes and camping tents because the material is highly resistant to abrasions. Polypropylene webbing is ideal for webbing used outside frequently because it has strong UV protection and does not absorb water (preventing mold, rot, and mold).
Nylon webbing is a great choice when manufacturers need the highest possible tensile strength. The material is durable and is not known to break or snap. Nylon webbing is also the lightest of the three options, allowing manufacturers to minimize the weight of products without sacrificing strength and durability.
No two products and applications are the same, so you need to choose the best webbing material for specific applications. If you have questions about a project or material, you should not hesitate to give our team a call.