Rhode-Island based Murdock Webbing, a major supplier of rigid and stretch webbing for straps to end users ranging from US Military products to safety harnesses to rigid tie-downs, has selected the proprietary environmentally friendly fire retardant (FR) chemistry by Alexium International Group Limited, developers of leading edge chemical solutions for the military and commercial sectors, for its FR webbing product lines.
Ray Clarke, VP of sales for Murdock Webbing said, “As collaboration with Alexium continues, we are confident with our decision to use Alexium’s flame retardant products as those products continue to exceed our expectations for performance.”
First Alexium FR formulation sales with Murdock Webbing are in the FR Stretch Webbing market segment for use in flexible straps in goggles for the US Military. Immediately following on from this first product line, it is anticipated that Murdock will expand the use of Alexium’s FR formulations on its products into the much larger FR Rigid Webbing market including military FR equipment applications for backpacks, parachutes, field vests, duffle bags, uniform accessories, belts, and tents, according to a press release.
FR Rigid Webbing is also essential for a variety of uses including: harnesses for high speed racing vehicles/stock car, building industry harnesses, fall protection, transportation load strapping and hospital applications. It is intended that Alexium’s FR formulations for Murdock Webbings products will also extend to this wider market. Murdock Webbings products with Alexium FR formulations are anticipated to be available to end-use customers no later than Q1 2016.
Nicholas Clark, CEO and executive director of Alexium said, “As we continue to capture more of the military market, we feel Murdock Webbing, with a steadfast reputation within the military arena, was the perfect choice for collaboration on this specialist application. Beyond our efforts with Natick on 50/50 Nylon Cotton for FR Uniforms, this is the next step in our goal of supplying the military with all of its FR equipment needs.” (GK)