Choosing the appropriate flat elastic can be difficult. Woven Elastic is the Mercedes of all elastics. “Mercedes” meaning it’s the best. The best means it is the most expensive. Limited production time for manufacturing and double the amount of material are reflected by the price. But that extra material – whether it be a woven polyester elastic or a woven cotton elastic -- is what makes woven elastic so durable. By the very nature of its construction, woven elastics are a high-tension strength material that bends and moves with everyday use but will not narrow when stretched. It is so strong, you can use it on heavyweight fabrics such as car covers, home decorating, strapping etc & meets many military specifications. Because it is elastic, it will stretch, but remember it is also strong, durable and dense so woven elastic will not have as much stretch capacity which means it will retain its width. Select your product from our inventory of woven elastics
WOVEN ELASTIC CHARACTERISTICS:
Woven elastic is a beefier, thicker constructed elastic. Woven elastic can take lots of abuse making it an ideal choice as an industrial elastic. Polyester elastic is the most popular material used in the woven construction. Both cotton elastic and polyester elastic will perform the same, but polyester will be a less expensive material than cotton. Typically, if the finished product is going to touch the skin, cotton is desirable because it is soft. If the finished product is not going to be seen, such as automotive interiors or military applications, polyester elastic is often preferred.