During World War II, Harry Brasel saw the need for an easy economical bandaging material. In 1947 he developed Bantex, a revolutionary cohesive gauze tape which “sticks” only to itself, so it can hold bandages in place without sticking to skin or hair.
Although Harry’s first idea was bandaging, Bantex was quickly applied to any application where protecting fingers and hands are important. To date, there have been over a billion applications of Bantex cohesive gauze. Thousands of companies use Bantex everyday- manufacturing, food processing, mail sorting & handling, construction, home & garden, sports, even vets use Bantex because it is non-toxic and doesn’t “stick” to the animal’s hair.
Bantex cohesive tape can be used in place of gloves or finger cots, Bantex is non-toxic, economical, and provides maximum dexterity since you wrap just the area you need to protect.
Research shows that over 15% of all industrial injuries are finger injuries. Many can be prevented by Bantex, the best protective wrap available. Bantex is non-sticky, long lasting, and allows a sense of ‘feel’ to maximize grip and dexterity. Its value has been proven through decades of use in a wide variety of environments.
Bantex cohesive gauze combines more unique and useful qualities than any other protective wrap material. Safe for sensitive skin, it can replace adhesive tapes, finger cots, roller gauze, or stockinette with definite advantages.
Layers weld together with strong cohesive action as the protective wrap is applied. Unlike adhesive tape, it “sticks” to itself rather than the surface it is applied to. This action is instantaneous, resulting from only the gentle pressure of application. Strength of bond actually increases from friction and stress – physical activity need not be restricted.
Water Resistance is Positive and Absolute
Perspiration, washing, soaking, bathing, or long immersion in soapy or detergent solutions will not loosen the cohesive bond. The same is true of fine powders and dusts.
Comfortable and Wear Resistant
Porosity permits air circulation. Effective wherever skin traction is not needed. Will not distort, slip, or loosen providing firmer and more positive protection.
Easy and Painless to Remove
Simply snip through the entire wrap and lift away, with no pulling of skin or hair, no disturbance of healing tissue, and no sticky residue requiring clean-up solvents.
Although Bantex was originally designed as a convenient bandage, its industrial applications are countless. Mail sorters, technicians, and workers who deal with small parts use Bantex to prevent cuts and scrapes on their knuckles, fingertips, and hands.
Automotive workers use Bantex to prevent sandpaper from chafing and scraping skin when detailing cars. Food service employees protect hands from hot plates and food with Bantex, and meat processing workers use it to prevent potentially harmful cuts.
Bantex gauze is used by doctors and vets as protection for cuts, burns, sprains, and other injuries. Many trainers also use Bantex for ankle and wrist supports. Bantex is effective and easy to use for anyone, and is safer than stretchy elastic gauze.
Bantex may be sterilized and is often used as an emergency bandage; it is non-toxic and will not cause dermatitis or leave a sticky residue. Unlike adhesive tapes, it “sticks” to itself, not skin, hair, or clothing. Removal is painless and healing tissues are unharmed.
Because it uses no sticky adhesive, Bantex allows patients to bathe, swim, or work in water without loosening the wrapping.
Bantex gauze can provide superior grip for many household items and most sporting equipment.
Sports: Tennis and racquetball racquets, gold clubs, bicycle handles, hockey sticks, baseball bats, and more. Anglers use Bantex to prevent hands and fingers from chafing on fishing line.
Work: Hammers and other tools, gardening tools such as hoes, rakes, shovels, lawn mowers, and other equipment.
Music: Drum sticks and other equipment.