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Company profile

Pioneer in medical textiles

Company profile

KARL OTTO BRAUN was founded in Germany in 1903 and has developed and produced medical textiles for more than 110 years. The KOB portfolio is comprised of bandages and woven carrier fabrics, all of which are developed in Germany. Due to superior product quality, KOB is the global market leader for elastic medical textiles for many years.

KOB has served the US market since the late 1950s with great success. To support KOB’s customer centric approach, KOB founded KOB USA, Inc in 2015. To find out more, contact us today.

Expertise

A Comprehensive Range of Innovative Medical Textiles

KOB develops and produces bandages and fabrics for a wide range of therapeutic purposes in the scope of wound care, phlebology & lymphology, sports medicine & orthopedics as well as transdermal carriers for the pharmaceutical industry.

A special team of innovation and development managers at KOB is dedicated to and responsible for the invention of tailor-made products and solutions, intended to serve the specific needs of both patients and users.

Our production of woven and knitted textiles comprises the entire process chain which includes spinning, warp-beaming, weaving, knitting, finishing and packaging according to the highest international standards and customers´ requirements.

Range of products

Our core competence focuses on the development and production of high quality elastic medical bandages and fabrics.

Phlebology & Lymphology

Compression

Our compression bandages and layer systems provide therapeutic pressure to treat phlebological and lymphological conditions.

Product Lines
  • Short stretch bandages
  • Long stretch bandages
  • Zinc paste bandages
  • Layer systems

Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

Support

Our comprehensive portfolio of bandages and tapes for sports medicine & orthopedics supports preventative and rehabilitative therapies.

Product Lines
  • Elastic adhesive bandages
  • Cohesive and non-cohesive support bandages
  • Cooling and compressing sports bandage

Wound Care

Fabrics & Fixation

Our wound care product range is comprised of fabrics for diverse treatment options as well as bandages for the secure fixation of wound pad material, dressings, cannulas, catheters or splints.

Product Lines
  • Fabrics for first aid dressings
  • Cohesive, non-cohesive and tubular fixation bandages

Products

Bandages

Durelastic 674

The high quality bandage for support and compression applications

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Sealed ends, with or without clips
  • Skin-friendly, air permeable
  • High resting pressure

Indications

  • A woven elastic bandage for support and compression applications
  • For sprains, strains and protection of damaged joints and tissues

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 28% cotton, 65% polyester, 7% spandex
  • Extensibility: approx. 185%
  • Color: flesh-colored

Durelastic 681

The ideal general use elastic bandage for support, compression and fixation applications

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Sealed ends, with or without clips
  • Skin-friendly, air permeable
  • Balanced stretch and compression

Indications

  • A woven elastic bandage for support and compression applications
  • For sprains, strains and protection of damaged joints and tissues

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 26% cotton, 65% polyester, 9% spandex
  • Extensibility: approx. 200%
  • Color: flesh-colored

Durelastic 691

Orthopaedic quality, woven elastic, support and compression bandage

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Sealed ends, with or without clips
  • High percentage of natural fibres
  • High skin tolerance
  • Absorbent and air permeable

Indications

  • A woven elastic bandage for support and stable compression applications
  • For fracture and oedema management, amputee reduction, vascular insufficiencies, strains, sprains and joint and limb support

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 73% cotton, 8% polyester, 19% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 150%
  • Color: flesh-colored

Mediflex 831

The self-closure elastic bandage that provides consistent sustained compression and support

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Self-closure at the beginning and end
  • Quick application and stay in place securely
  • Skin-friendly
  • Absorbent and air permeable

Indications

  • A knitted, elastic bandage for consistent compression and support application
  • For paediatric and geriatric patients and for sprains, strains and protection of damaged ankle joints and tissue

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 55% cotton, 38% polyester, 5% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 200%
  • Color: Natural white with brown stripes

Mediflex 832

Orthopedic quality self-closure elastic bandage that provides consistent high compression

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Self-closure at the beginning and end
  • Quick application and stay in place securely
  • Skin-friendly
  • Absorbent and air permeable

Indications

  • A knitted, strong elastic bandage for consistent high compression and support application
  • For paediatric and geriatric patients and for sprains, strains and protection of damaged ankle joints and tissue

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 58% cotton, 34% polyester, 8% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 250%
  • Color: Natural white with brown stripes

Medilastic 843

The versatile bandage for support, compression and fixation that does not require clips

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Features

  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Self-closure
  • Skin-friendly
  • Absorbent and air permeable

Indications

  • A knitted, elastic bandage for support, compression and fixation dressings
  • For paediatric and geriatric patients and for sprains, strains and protection of damaged ankle joints and tissue

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 17% cotton, 75% polyester, 8% spandex
  • Extensibility: approx. 200%
  • Color: Natural white

2-Component System

754 Padding bandage / 752 LF Nowopress

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2-Component-System consists of two different bandages:

  1. The first layer is a single-sided cohesive coated elastic padding bandage. It distributes the pressure of the outer layer evenly along the leg to ensure the required compression pressure and prevent constriction if the layers overlap
  2. The second layer 752 is a cohesive, permanently elastic bandage, which retains the compressive effect over several days when used in combination with the first layer. The compression force of the system is like the compression classification 3C of British Standard BS 7505-1995.

The compression system has been developed for the management of venous leg ulcers and related conditions and provides therapeutic compression for up to seven days.

Features

  • Cohesive -for non-slipping dressings that does not stick to the skin, hair or clothing
  • Skin-friendly
  • Optimum pressure distribution and prevention of pressure points
  • With extensibility limiter in layer 1
  • Not made with natural rubber latex

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: Inner layer 60% cotton, 36% viscose, 3% polyamide, 1% polyurethane, Outer layer: 84% polypropylene, 16% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 65% (Inner layer), approx. 150% (Outer layer)
  • Inner layer/Outer layer: latex-free synthetic polymer
  • Coloring: White (inner layer), flesh-colored (outer layer)

4-Layer

Padding bandage 630 / Conforming bandage 584 / Compression bandage 659 / Cohesive bandage 752

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Padding bandage 630: Soft and absorbent next to tender skin, this layer is hugely comfortable to enhance patient comfort.
Conforming bandage 584: Elastic and conformable material delivers additional absorbency and prepares the leg for application of the next layer.
Compression bandage 659: This bandage layer delivers compression and support application. The Wrap Line application line in the center of the bandage aids in accurate application.
Cohesive bandage 752: The final layer contributes compression and holds the entire dressing in place with its cohesive technology, which enables it to adhere to itself but not to skin or other surfaces.

Features

  • Cohesive - for non-slipping dressings that does not stick to the skin, hair or clothing
  • Skin-friendly
  • Provides therapeutic compression for up to 7 day.
  • Dressing change frequency will depend on amount of drainage
  • 4-layers for optimum pressure distribution and prevention of pressure points
  • Not made with natural rubber latex

Indications

  • Venous disease
  • Associated edema
  • Delivers therapeutic compression and absorbency to edematous limbs associated with venous disease

Technical Data

  • 630: white, 100% viscose
  • 584: natural white, 69% cotton, 31% polyamide, extensibility: approx. 80%
  • 659: white, 84% viscose, 11,5% polyamide, 4% elastane, 0,5% cotton, extensibility: approx. 180%
  • 752: flesh-colored, 84% polypropylene, 16% elastane, extensibility: approx. 150%

Roselastic 530

The strong, cotton elastic compression bandage with short stretch

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Features

  • Skin-friendly, Air permeable
  • Absorbent
  • Washable
  • Sterialisable
  • 100 percent cotton with fast woven edges

Indications

  • for strong compression and support dressings of all types
  • as relief, support and joint bandage for sprains, dislocations, strains and tendovaginitis

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 100% cotton
  • Extensibility: approx. ≥ 90%
  • Coloring: flesh-colored

Elastic Zinc Paste Bandage 306

The semi-rigid compression bandage with low resting pressure and high working pressure

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Features

  • Non-slipping - easy to apply
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • conforms to any anatomy and stays securely in place
  • skin-friendly

Indications

  • for semi-rigid compression dressings with low resting pressure and high working pressure
  • as support bandage as well as for relief after luxations and distortions

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 70% viscose, 30% polyamide
  • Extensibility: approx. 60%
  • Coating: Zinc-Paste mass based on zinc oxide, glycerol and polymers
  • Coloring: white

Elastic Zinc Paste Bandage 307

The semi-rigid compression bandage with low resting pressure and high working pressure with calamine

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Features

  • Non-slipping - easy to apply
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Non-hardening zinc oxide paste allows bandage to remain flexible
  • Conforms to any anatomy and stays securely in place

Indications

  • for semi-rigid compression dressings with low resting pressure and high working pressure
  • as support bandage as well as for relief after luxations and distortions.

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 70% viscose, 30% polyamide
  • Extensibility: approx. 55%
  • Coating: Zinc-Paste mass based on zinc oxide, castor oil and calamine
  • Coloring: pink

Nowopress soft 755

The light, cohesive, permanent elastic universal bandage for fixation, support and compression

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Features

  • Light, cohesive, permanent-elastic
  • Tearable in transversal direction
  • Non-slipping – easy to apply
  • The smooth and soft touch makes it easier to conform
  • Breathable
  • Water repellent
  • Stays in place due to cohesive coating even without clips

Indications

  • Fixation, support and relief dressings, especially on joints
  • Compression therapy (outer layer of multi component system)
  • Treatment of sports injuries

Technical Data

  • Material composition: 84% polypropylene, 16% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 150%
  • Coating: Latex free synthetic polymer
  • Coloring: Pink, red, white, light green, light blue, purple, black and brown

Medirip® M 199

The cohesive, support and compression bandage

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Features

  • Does not stick to the skin, hair or clothing
  • Non-slipping – easy to apply
  • Economic due to transversal tearability
  • With cut edges
  • Air permeable and absorbent
  • No clips or tape needed to secure the ends

Indications

  • Supportive and relief dressings on joints as well as round body parts
  • As relief bandage in the aftercare of fractures
  • As light compression bandage
  • As support bandage and for preventative taping
  • Perfect for long-term dressings
  • After varicose vein surgeries and prophylactic dressings to prevent thrombosis

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 99% cotton, 1% elastane
  • Extensibility: approx. 100%
  • Coloring: flesh-colored, white

Rinkilastic 184

The elastic self-adhesive fixation bandage with crepe-like surface

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Features

  • Self-adhesive for non-slipping dressings
  • Does not stick to the skin, hair or clothing
  • Skin-friendly
  • Fast, comfortable and easy to apply
  • Air permeable
  • Absorbent

Indications

  • fixation of wound dressings, catheters, cannulas and cast
  • for non-slipping fixation bandages on joints and permanently moving parts of the body

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 40% cotton, 30% viscose, 30% polyamide
  • Extensibility: approx. ≥ 80%
  • Coloring: white, blue, red

Products

Fabrics

020 Sideways Elastic Fabric

A woven elastic fabric stretchable in weft direction
Processing options: First aid dressings

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Coloring

  • flesh-colored

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 79% CO, 21% PA
  • Extensibility: approx. approx. 40%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 100g

008 Sideways Elastic, Heavy Weight Fabric

A woven elastic fabric stretchable in weft direction
Processing options: First aid dressings

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Coloring

  • flesh-colored

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 100% CO
  • Extensibility: approx. ≥ 27%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 170g

007 Sideways Elastic, Two-Tone Fabric

A woven elastic fabric stretchable in weft direction
Processing options: First aid dressings

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Coloring

  • flesh-colored

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: approx. 69 % CO, approx. 31 % PES
  • Extensibility: approx. 25%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 150g

105 Lengthwise Elastic Fabric

Fabric for elastic adhesive bandages
Processing options: Fabric for elastic adhesive sports tapes
Construction: wide woven fabric

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Coloring

  • flesh-colored

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 100% CO
  • Extensibility: approx. 100%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 275g

107 Lengthwise Elastic Fabric

A woven elastic fabric stretchable in warp direction
Processing options: Plaster strips

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Coloring

  • natural white
  • flesh-colored

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: approx. 60% CO, approx. 40% CV
  • Extensibility: approx. 100%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 275g

197 Lengthwise Elastic Fabric

Fabric for tapes
Processing options: Tapes
Construction: wide woven fabric

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Coloring

  • white bleached
  • flesh-colored
  • black

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: approx. 98% CO, approx. 2% EL
  • Extensibility: approx. 90%
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 70g

196 Lengthwise Elastic Fabric

Fabrics for elastic adhesive bandages and tapes
Processing options: Tapes
Construction: wide woven fabric

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Coloring

  • white bleached
  • natural white
  • flesh-colored
  • black

Technical Data

  • Material Composition: approx. 98% CO, approx. 2% EL
  • Extensibility: ≥ 25 % black, approx. 165 % white, natural, flesh
  • Weight per sqm unstretched: approx. 68g black, approx. 66 g white, natural, flesh

Contact

I am Cynthia Gorczyca president of KOB USA and your new partner textile solutions.
My career began as a registered critical care nurse and naturally transitioned into healthcare sales. After 19 years, I was the Vice President Sales in one of the nation´s leading distributors for wholesale medical supplies. In August I joined KOB as new managing director and president of their sales office in the USA.
KOB recently made the decision to expand in the US healthcare market and is committed to build stronger partnerships with US healthcare stakeholders. The US healthcare industry is changing substantially and I am more than confident that KOB's expertise and product assortment will fuel innovations in the US healthcare market, as well as the global healthcare industry.

I am looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to contact me!