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Medical Technology

Bowmer Bond is a trusted and established supplier of webbing and webbing assemblies to some of the largest medical and healthcare equipment manufacturers in Europe. One of the largest medical sectors we supply and have vast experience of is the Patient Handling industry for medical and healthcare settings.

As legislation surrounding the health and safety of both patients and carers in these settings increases, there is a growing demand for specialist lifting equipment to lift, move and transport patients in a safe and efficient manner. Webbing is ideally suited to medical applications as it is lightweight whilst having high tensile strength.



Medical Applications

Webbing, when supplied sewn as part of an assembly in conjunction with buckles and snap hooks or in cut lengths or on reels, has many features that make it extremely useful for medical applications.

Applications in this area include stretchers, sliding mats, hospital beds, hoists and slings. Webbing is also often used on wheelchair straps.

Webbing is used to secure PPE visors worn by front-line medical staff.




A further medical application using Biothane® webbing is the assembly of belts used to house various types of filters and blowers attached to Respiratory Protective Equipment used by the NHS.

Webbing ties also feature on hospital clothing, including patient gowns and scrubs worn by hospital staff.

The colour coding of webbing straps in the medical and healthcare industry aids quick and easy identification in emergency and critical care applications. The use of coloured straps ensures correct usage and helps to maintain patient safety.


Biothane® Webbing Belt

Bowmer Bond customer: EvacChair®

Evac+Chair® is the recognised global leader in stairway evacuation for people with disabilities or mobility impairments.


Properties ideal for medical applications:

  • Water-resistant
  • High resistance to temperature
  • Colour fastness
  • Low extension
  • High comfort
  • Dries quickly
  • Easy to clean
  • Melting point 160°C
  • Low-temperature resistance is good – strength and flexibility maintained down to -70°C


Polyester Webbing for Patient Handling


Webbing Assemblies: Popular Applications

  • Patient Handling & Moving
  • Hoist tapes
  • Wheelchair safety straps
  • Patient Lifting slings
  • Lift tapes
  • Evacuation Chair belts & straps
  • Surgical tapes


Useful Finishes for Medical Applications

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Water-repellent
  • Fire-retardent

The addition of an anti-bacterial coating to our webbing during the finishing process promotes hygiene and helps prevent cross-infection for both patient and carer.

Bowmer Bond is an ISO9001:2015 certified manufacturer which means we can offer Quality Assurance to the industries supplied. Our webbing specialists work in partnership with manufacturers of medical equipment to develop webbing solutions for numerous applications. We offer in-house and external testing to ensure our products meet industry standards and customer specifications.

If you have a medical application for a webbing, please contact us on +44(0)1335 342244 or complete the contact form

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