Bally Ribbon Mills Highlights E-WEBBINGS® E-textile Product Base for Embedded Electronic Technology

For smart fabrics used to collect and transmit power and sensing data for crew safety system components, wearable technology and more.

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, highlights its proprietary E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textiles used in aerospace and defense applications such as material shielding; parachutes; seating and interior applications; crew safety system components; flight suits; air slides, seatbelts, and flotation devices. BRM E-WEBBINGS® are currently being developed and tested for use as stress and strain sensors for NASA's Artemus program.


These smart textiles are conductive fabrics that enable the electronic transmission of data, sensations (light, noise, vibrations, heat, etc.) and power. They allow for smaller final product size, lower weight, optimal user comfort, reduced bill of material and significant cost savings.

E-WEBBINGS® narrow woven fabrics are made from a wide variety of fibers and conductive elements that allow electronics and digital parts to be embedded in them. BRM works with customers to design the structural and conductive components that allow for the detection and gathering of data depending on the specific applications.

Before beginning work on designing and customizing E-WEBBINGS®, BRM engineers take the time to thoroughly understand the purpose and specific requirements of the end device and work closely with clients throughout each step of the process to ensure all needs are met.

Designers thoughtfully and carefully select each component and factor that goes into an E-WEBBINGS® textile, so the conductor, base webbing, power source, and sensor work seamlessly together. Conductive fibers or wires can be woven right into the E-WEBBINGS® fabric, allowing for transmission of power and information without the need for additional wiring in the final component. BRM also offers many sensor options, based on where within the product the textile structure is located, and what types of information and data it needs to measure.

For more information about E-WEBBINGS® Bally Ribbon Mills, please download the e-book, Designing with E-WEBBINGS® e-Textiles.

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About Bally Ribbon Mills

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) designs, develops, and manufactures highly specialized engineered woven webbing, tapes, specialty fabrics, woven preforms, and two dimensional and three-dimensional structural fabrics. With more than 100 years of textile manufacturing experience, BRM has earned a reputation for meeting new advanced design challenges. Working in aerospace, defense, medical, safety, automotive, commercial, and industrial applications, BRM offers ingenuity, technical know-how, extensive weaving capabilities, and rigorous quality assurance systems. For more information, visit www.ballyribbon.com or call 610-845-2211.

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