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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

Elastic bandage for support and compression

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: Approx. 28% cotton, 65% polyester, 7% spandex
  • Extensibility: Approx. 185%
  • Coloring: Flesh-colored

Durelastic 681

Elastic bandage for support, compression and fixation

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: Approx. 26% cotton, 65% polyester, 9% spandex
  • Extensibility: Approx. 200%
  • Coloring: Flesh-colored

Durelastic 691

Elastic bandage for support and compression

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: Approx. 73% cotton, 8% polyester, 19% elastane
  • Extensibility: Approx. 150%
  • Coloring: Flesh-colored

Mediflex 831

Self-closure elastic for compression and support

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Technical Data

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

Mediflex 832

Self-closure elastic bandage for high compression

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Technical Data

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

Medilastic 843

Elastic bandage for support, compression and fixation

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Technical Data

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

2-Component System

754 Padding bandage / 752 LF Nowopress

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Technical Data

  • Material Composition: 754 padding bandage: Approx. 92% polyester, 8% elastane, 752 Nowopress®: Approx. 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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Technical Data

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

Roselastic 530

Strong, cotton elastic compression bandage with short stretch

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: 100% cotton
  • Extensibility: Approx. ≥ 90%
  • Coloring: Flesh-colored

Elastic Zinc Paste Bandage 306

Semi‐rigid zinc paste bandage for compression and post‐fracture treatment

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: Approx. 71% viscose, 29% polyamide
  • Extensibility: Approx. 60%
  • Coating: Zinc-Paste mass based on zinc oxide, glycerol and polymers
  • Coloring: White

Elastic Zinc Paste Bandage 307

Semi‐rigid zinc paste bandage with calamine for compression and for post‐fracture treatment

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Technical Data

  • Material Composition: Approx. 71% viscose, 29% polyamide
  • Extensibility: Approx. 55%
  • Coating: Zinc-Paste mass based on zinc oxide, castor oil and calamine
  • Coloring: Pink

Nowopress soft 755

Elastic, cohesive, non‐woven bandage with soft surface

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Technical Data

  • Material composition: Approx. 85% polypropylene, 15% elastane
  • Extensibility: Approx. 150%
  • Coating: Latex free synthetic polymer
  • Coloring: Pink, red, white, light green, light blue, purple, black and brown

Medirip® M 199

Cohesive support and relief bandage

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Technical Data

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

Rinkilastic 184

Cohesive, elastic fixation bandage

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Technical Data

  • Material Composition: Approx. 40% cotton, 31% viscose, 29% 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: Approx. 79% CO, 21% PA
  • Extensibility: 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. 66g 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!