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Company profile

Pioneer in medical textiles

Company profile

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

KOB has been serving the US market since the late 1950s with great success. In 2015, KOB founded a local subsidiary to be closer to their customers and provide even better service. 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 needs in the fields of wound care, phlebology & lymphology and sports medicine & orthopedics. We have a whole team of employees dedicated to and responsible for innovation and development of systematically tailored products for the specific needs of patients and users.

Our production covers the entire process chain including spinning, weaving, finishing and packaging according to the highest international standards. As an original design manufacturer and development partner, we offer our customers competitive products with high market potential from a single source.

Range of products

High quality elastic bandages for medicine to develop and produce is our core competence.

Compression

Phlebology & Lymphology

Our bandages and layer systems provide compression as needed for both phlebological and lymphological treatment. With a high range of wearing comfort and a proven therapeutic effect, our compression bandages and solutions improve the patient healing process and quality of life.

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

Orthopedics

Support

Our portfolio of bandages and tapes for sports medicine and orthopedics covers almost all fields of applications in preventive and rehabilitative support therapy. They provide interstitial pressure and support the musculoskeletal system to provide superior relief from pain for every patient.

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

Wound Care

Fixation & Retention

Our wound care product range covers a wide variety of applications as it comprises both length and sideways elastic fabrics. Fixation and retention bandages for securing wound pad material, dressings, cannulas, catheters or splints are also available in our portfolio.


Product Lines
  • First aid dressing fabrics
  • Cohesive, non-cohesive and tubular fixation bandages

Products

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% polyster, 7 % spandex
  • Extensibility: 185%
  • Colour: flesh-coloured

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: 200%
  • Colour: flesh-coloured

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: 150%
  • Colour: flesh-coloured

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: 200%
  • Colour: 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: 250%
  • Colour: 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: 200%
  • Colour: Natural white