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Flat Elastic

Flat Elastic
Flat Elastic

Flat Elastic material is a flexible, stretchable, narrow fabric that has a variety of uses whether as industrial elastic or apparel elastic. Our inventory includes fold over elastic (knitted elastic style F56LS) and grip elastic (knitted elastic styles GW50 and GW61). All elastic material is made from a series of rubber that is wrapped in some type of fiber threads such as cotton, nylon, polyester or a blend. But it is the fiber content AND construction (braided, knitted, or woven) that will play a role in how much stretch and which flat elastic material should be used as either an industrial elastic or an apparel elastic.

FLAT ELASTIC CONSTRUCTION
Pricing, life expectancy and width needs are some of the determining factors in your choice of industrial elastic or apparel elastic. Quality is based on life expectancy, durability, stretch retention. Latex rubber is commonly used in braided elastic and woven elastic. Latex-Free is a common option in knitted elastics.

Braided Elastic
Moderately priced
Long life expectancy
Widths from 1/8” to 1”
Quality: Better
Knitted Elastic
Least expensive
Shorter life expectancy
Widths from 1/8” to 22”
Quality: Good
Woven Elastic
Highest priced
Long life expectancy
Widths from ¾” to 6”
Quality: Best

FLAT ELASTIC FIBER MATERIAL
Fiber material properties, characteristics and limitations are dependent on your end use application.

Cotton Elastic
Degrades at: 482 degrees
Strength: Good
UV Resistance: Poor
Mildew Resistance: Poor
Abrasion Resistance: Medium
Acid Resistance: Poor
Stretch: 100%
Texture: Soft
Nylon Elastic
Melting Pt: 450 degrees
Strength: Best
UV Resistance: Good
Mildew Resistance: Excellent
Abrasion Resistance: Excellent
Acid Resistance: Poor
Stretch: 25% at break strength
Texture: Firm
Polyester Elastic
Melting Pt: 480 degrees
Strength: Best
UV Resistance: Good
Mildew Resistance: Excellent
Abrasion Resistance: Excellent
Acid Resistance: Good
Stretch: 100%
Texture: Firm

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