Medical Technology

Bowmer Bond is a trusted and established supplier of medical webbing (including Bio Thane® webbing) and webbing assemblies to some of the largest medical and healthcare equipment manufacturers in Europe. Medical sectors we supply to, and have vast experience of, includes the Patient Handling and Medical PPE.

As legislation surrounding the health and safety of both patients and carers in medical and healthcare settings increases, there is growing demand for specialist lifting equipment to transport patients in a safe and efficient manner. Webbing is ideally suited to this and other 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 including:

  • Stretchers
  • Sliding mats
  • Hospital beds
  • Hoists and slings
  • Wheelchair straps
  • PPE visor straps for front-line medical staff



A further medical application using Bio Thane® 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 that make Bowmer Bond webbing ideal for medical applications:

  • Water-resistance
  • High resistance to temperature
  • Colour fastness
  • Low extension
  • High comfort
  • Quick drying
  • Easy to clean
  • Melting point 160°C
  • Good low-temperature resistance – strength and flexibility maintained down to -70°C


Polyester Webbing for Patient Handling

Popular applications of Bowmer Bond webbing assemblies

  • Patient handling and moving
  • hoist tapes
  • Wheelchair safety straps
  • Patient lifting slings
  • lift tapes
  • Evacuation chair belts and 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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