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Ballistic Nylon Industrial Fabrics

Ballistic nylon is a type of industrial fabric designed for maximum durability and abrasion resistance. The fabric is a multifilament high tenacity, 2X2 basket weave nylon fabric. Ballistic nylon fabrics are the top-performing choice for any application where strength and abrasion resistance are a top priority. The weave used to make this fabric also makes it highly resistant to tears in all directions.

Black ballistic nylon fabric swatch

History of Ballistic Fabrics

Ballistic industrial fabrics go back to the Vietnam war era when it was used by the military as anti-fragmentation jackets. Multiple layers of the fabric were laminated together to prevent exploding shrapnel, gunfire, fragmentation and other heavy impacts.

Eventually, the armed forces realized that while ballistic nylon fabrics provided a high level of protection, it didn’t protect against heavy artillery. As a result, the military discontinued its use soon after. The material then made its way to the consumer market in the 1980s. Today, its strong and durable nature makes it an extremely in-demand fabric for a variety of products across many different industries.

Today’s Usage

Black ballistic nylon phone case

Ballistic nylon fabrics are great for heavy duty applications in products like:

  • Luggage
  • Backpacks
  • Heavy Duffel Bags
  • Camera Cases
  • Military Cases
  • Tactical Gear

This type of fabric is also a standard fabric for heavy duty protective covers, office furniture, motorcycle jackets, tool belts, and many custom products.

What We Can Offer You

Mauritzon offers high quality ballistic nylon industrial fabrics. Our products feature a 1 oz. urethane coating and durable water repellency. This product also features exceptional tear strength and abrasion characteristics. The standard color is black, however military colors are also available upon request.

If you’re interested in our ballistic nylon industrial fabrics and want to learn more, feel free to email us at info@mauriton.net or call us at 800.621.4352. One of our excellent representatives will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You can also see our full product listings on our website at www.mauritzon.net.