John Howard Company carries a variety of woven, braided and knitted elastics for use in a wide range of products and industries.

Woven Elastics
Woven elastic is identified by crosswise and parallel ribs. Does not narrow on being stretched and can easily be stitched through. Woven elastic is available in widths of 1/4″ to 6″. Stretch and modulus can be adjusted. Woven elastic is also available with a cotton or polyester jacket, latex rubber or latex free.

Braided elastic is made in a variety of widths ranging from 1/8″ to 1″. Manufactured with polyester yarn and latex rubber. Braided elastic is also available in other fibers such a polypropylene and nylon and can be custom-made in varying widths and tensions. Latex Free braided elastic is also available.

Knitted Elastics
Knitted Elastics are available in plush back, ventilated and standard with finishes that range from light to heavy. Widths range from 1/16″ to 18″. Colors available upon request. Custom knitted elastic can be manufactured to your specifications.

Military Elastics

*Manufactured with Lycra. Lycra resists cutting by needle, resistant to chemical degradation and has superior flex life.

Cutting Services

We can cut elastics  and many of our other products to your specifications.
Call our friendly customer service staff for details and a quote.

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