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Company profile

Pioneer in medical textiles

KOB was founded in Germany in 1903 and has been developing and producing medical textiles for over 120 years. The portfolio of KOB includes bandages and woven carrier fabrics, all of which are developed in Germany. KOB’s superior product quality has made it the global market leader for elastic medical textiles for many years.

KOB has served the US market since the late 1950s with remarkable success. To support KOB’s customer centric approach, KOB founded KOB USA Corporation 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 for wound care, phlebology & lymphology, and 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 developing custom products and solutions to meet the specific needs of both patients and users.

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

Range of products

Our core competence is the development and production of high-quality elastic medical bandages and fabrics.

Phlebology & Lymphology

Compression

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

Product Lines
  • Short stretch bandages
  • Long stretch bandages
  • Zinc paste bandages
  • Multi-layer systems

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Support

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

Product Lines
  • Elastic adhesive support bandages
  • Cohesive and non-cohesive support bandages
  • Compression sports bandage
  • Fabrics for elastic adhesive bandages and tapes

Wound Care

Fabrics & Fixation

Our wound care product range includes fabrics for a wide range of applications as well as bandages for 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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Features

  • Easy application 
  • Skin friendly 
  • Air-permeable
  • Non-slip
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 65% polyester, 28% cotton, 7% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 185%
Color: Brown

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
9.1 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width

Durelastic 681

Elastic bandage for support and compression

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Features

  • Easy application 
  • Skin friendly 
  • Air-permeable 
  • Non-slip 
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 65% polyester, 26% cotton, 9% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 200%
Color: Brown

Dimensions:
4.1 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
9.1 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width
 

Durelastic 691

Elastic bandage for support and compression

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Features 

  • Easy application 
  • Washable 
  • Air-permeable 
  • Non-slip 
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 74% cotton, 24% polyester, 2% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 150%
Color: Brown

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
10 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width
13.7 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width

Mediflex 831

Self-closure elastic bandage for support and compression

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Features

  • Eays application 
  • Velcro 
  • Air-permeable 
  • Non-slip 
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 55% cotton, 36% polyester, 6% elastane, 3% polyamide 
Extensibility: Approx. 200%
Color: Natural white with brown stripes

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width
9.1 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width
 

Mediflex 832

Self-closure elastic bandage for support and compression

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Features

  • Easy application 
  • Velcro 
  • Air-permeable 
  • Non-slip 
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 58% cotton, 33% polyester, 6% elastane, 3% polyamide 
Extensibility: Approx. 250%
Color: Natural white with brown stripes

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 cm width 
5 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width 
10 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width
 

Medilastic 843

Self-closure elastic bandage for support and compression

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Features

  • Easy application 
  • Velcro 
  • Air-permeable 
  • Non-slip 
  • Absorbent 

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 75% polyester, 17% cotton, 8% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 200%
Color: Natural white

Dimensions
0.8 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width
4.5 m length (stretched),
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 cm width 
9.1 m length (stretched),
10 / 15 cm width

Roselastic 530

Strong short-stretch compression bandage

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Features
• Very good molding properties
• High wearing comfort
• Very good drapability
• Washable
• Absorbent

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 100% cotton
Extensibility: Approx. 90%

Color: Brown

Dimensions
5 m length (stretched), 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 cm width
10 m length (stretched), 10 / 12 cm width

VisioCompress2*

Padding bandage 754 / Nowopress Soft 755 / 2-Component-System for applications up to 7 days

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Features

  • Indicator as an application aid
  • Optimal distribution of pressure
  • Avoidance of pressure marks
  • Very skin-friendly
  • Good adhesion of layers due to cohesiveness
  • Non-slip effect
  • Tearable

First Layer: Padding bandage 754

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 92% polyester, 8% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 60%
Coating: Latex-free coating—synthetic polymer, coated on one side
Dimensions: 6.5 m length (stretched), 10 cm width

Second Layer: Nowopress Soft 755

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 85% polypropylene, 15% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 150%
Coating: Latex-free coating—synthetic polymer, coated on both sides
Dimensions: 8.2 m length (stretched), 10 cm width
Properties: with indicator

*VisioCompress2 is only available as a set.

VisioCompress2 Lite*

Padding bandage 754/ Nowopress Soft 755, 2-Component System with reduced compression pressure for applications up to 7 days

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Features 

  • Indicator on both layers for an easy application 
  • Optimal distribution of pressure 
  • Avoidence of pressure marks 
  • Very skin-friendly 
  • Good adhesion of layers due to cohesiveness 
  • Non-slip effect 
  • Tearable

First Layer: Padding Bandage 754

Technical data
Material Composition: Approx. 92% polyester, 8% elastane 
Extensibility: Approx. 60%
Coating: Latex-free coating - synthetic polymer, coated on one side 
Properties: With Indicator 

Colour: White 

Dimensions
6.5 m length (stretched), 10 cm width 

Second Layer: Nowopress Soft 755

Technical data
Material Composition: Approx. 85% polypropylene, 15% elastane 
Extensibility: Approx. 150% 
Coating: Latex-free coating - synthetic polymer, coated on both sides
Properties: With Indicator 

Colour: Brown 

Dimensions 
8.2 m length (stretched), 10 cm width 

*VisioCompress2 Lite is only available as a set.

 

Zinc Paste Bandage 306

Semi-rigid zinc paste bandage for compression and supportive treatment for applications up to 7 days

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Features
• High wearing comfort
• Very good drapability
• Non-slip
• Cooling effect
• Very skin-friendly

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 71% viscose, 29% polyamide
Extensibility: Approx. 60%
Coating: Latex-free coating—zinc paste mass based on zinc oxide, glycerin, gelatin, preservatives
Color: white
Dimensions:
5 m length (stretched), 8 / 10 cm width
7 m length (stretched), 8 / 10 cm width
9.15 m length (stretched), 8 / 10 cm width
10 m length (stretched), 8 / 10 cm width

Zinc Paste Bandage 307

Semi-rigid zinc paste bandage with calamine for applications up to 7 days

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Features
• Conforms very well to body contours
• Easy to apply
• Low wrinkling
• Non-slip
• Cooling effect

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 71% viscose, 29% polyamide
Extensibility: Approx. 55%
Coating: Latex-free coating—zinc paste mass based on zinc oxide, castor oil, calamine, and gelatin
Color: Pink

Dimensions
9.15 m length (stretched), 8 / 10 cm width

Nowopress® Soft 755

Light cohesive non-woven bandage

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Features
• Easy to apply
• Air-permeable
• Conforms well to body contours
• Tearable by hand

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 85% polypropylene, 15% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 150%
Coating: Latex-free coating—synthetic polymer
Grammage coated: 49 g/m²

Color: Pink, red, white, light green, light blue, purple, black, brown

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
2.5 / 5 / 7.6 / 10 / 15 cm width
 

Brawoplast 8202

Elastic adhesive support bandage with center line and all-over adhesive coating

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Features

  • Center line for accurate application
  • Good layer adhesion, stays in place, even during activity
  • Stabilization with simultaneous elasticity to allow movement
  • No additional fixation of the ends of the bandage is necessary, the bandage adheres to itself
  • Conforms well to body contours

Technical Data
Material Composition: 100% cotton
Extensibility: Approx. 70%
Coating: Natural rubber latex, adhesive coating
Color: White with colored center line
Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched), 5 / 7.5 / 10 cm width
 

Medirip® 199

Cohesive, absorbent support bandage

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Features
•    Absorbent
•    Air-permeable
•    Skin-friendly
•    Conforms well to body contours
•    Tearable by hand

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 99% cotton, 1% elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 100%
Coating: Latex-free coating—synthetic polymer

Color: Brown, white, blue

Dimensions
4.5 m length (stretched),
2.5 / 4 / 5 / 7.6 / 8 / 10 / 15 cm width
 

Sporty Cool Blue

Cooling bandage to be used for first aid

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Features

  • Cooling effect (at least 1 hour) 
  • Non-slip
  • The bandage adheres to itself even in a moist state 
  • Support and compression dressings with cooling effect for musculoskeletal injuries 

Technical data
Material composition: approx. 84% polypropylene, 16% elastane, with ethanol, water, camphor, menthol, fragrances 
Extensibility: approx. 160% 
Coating: Latex-free coating - synthetic polymer 

Color: Blue 

Dimensions
4.5m length (stretched), 8cm width 
 

Mediwrap 191

Cohesive support bandage

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Features

  • Air-permeable
  • Skin-friendly
  • Conforms well to body contours 
  • Tearable by hand 

Technical data
Material composition: Approx. 91% viscose, 7% polyamide, 2% elastane 
Extensibility: Approx. 130% 
Coating: Latex-free coating - synthetic polymer 

Color: White 

Dimensions
4 m length (stretched), 6 / 8 cm width 

 

Rinkilastic Cohesive 184

Cohesive fixation bandage

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Features
• Air-permeable
• Easy application
• Very good molding properties
• Dressing very easy to remove

Technical Data
Material composition: Approx. 40% cotton, 31% viscose, 29% polyamide
Extensibility:
White: Approx. 100%
Colored: Approx. 105%
Coating: Latex-free coating—synthetic polymer

Color: White, blue, red

Dimensions
4 m length (stretched), 1.5 / 2.5 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 cm width
20 m length (stretched), 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 cm width

Hospifix Bi-elastic 911

Seamless knitted bi-elastic tubular badange

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Features

  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Secure and durable dressing fixation 
  • Skin-friendly
  • Washable at 60° C
  • Color code (center line on tubular bandage & labeling) as body part recommendation 
  • Good fit 
  • Easy to remove after application 
  • Bi-elastic 

Technical data 
Material Composition: Approx. 64.5% viscose, 25% polyamide, 10.5% elastane
Extensibility: 
lengthwise: approx. 80%
sideways: approx. 240% 
Properties: with different colored center lines (> 3.5 m red: 1 colored center line; all other sizes: 2 colored center lines) 

Color: White 

Dimensions
1 m length (unstretched),
>3.5/ 5/ 7.5/ 10.75/ 20 cm width 
10 m length (unstretched),
>3.5/ 5/ 7.5/ 10.75/ 20 cm width

Hospifix Net 944

Bi-elastic tubular net bandage

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Features 

  • Quick and easy to use 
  • Secure and long-lasting fixation 
  • Easy replacement of wound dressings without removing the fixation dressing 
  • Skin-friendly
  • Air-permeable 

Technical data
Material Composition: approx. 68% cotton, 24% polyamide, 8% elastane 
Extensibility: 
approx. 120% lengthwise 
approx. 1100% sideways 1.5-2 cm, 950% sideways 3 cm, 900% sideways 5-8.5 cm, 825% sideways 11.5 cm 

Color: White 

Dimensions
25 m length (stretched),
1.5/ 2/ 3/ 5/ 6.5/ 8.5/ 11.5 cm width 

Products

Fabrics

007 Sideways elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in weft direction • For first-aid dressings with die cuttings

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Color: Brown

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 69% cotton, 31% polyester
Extensibility: Approx. 25%
Grammage: Approx. 150 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
157.5 cm

008 Sideways elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in weft direction • For first-aid dressings with die cuttings

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Color: Brown

Technical Data
Material Composition: 100% cotton
Extensibility: Approx. 32%
Grammage : Approx. 165 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
100 / 139.7 / 157.5 cm

020 Sideways Elastic Fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in weft direction • For first-aid dressings with die cuttings

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Color: Brown

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 79% cotton, 21% polyamide
Extensibility: Approx. 40%
Grammage: Approx. 105 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
139.7 / 157.5 cm

105 Lengthwise elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in warp direction • For elastic adhesive bandages and tapes

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Color: Brown

Technical Data
Material Composition: 100% cotton
Extensibility: Approx. 110%
Grammage: Approx. 275 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
147.3 cm 

107 Lengthwise elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in warp direction • For plaster strips

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Color: Natural white, Brown

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 60% cotton, 40% viscose
Extensibility: Approx. 110%
Grammage: Approx. 275 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
147.3 cm
 

196 Lengthwise elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in warp direction • For adhesive tapes

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Color: Brown, white, black

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 98.2% cotton, 1.8% elastane
Extensibility Brown: Approx. 165%;
white: Approx. 170%;
black: Approx. 160%
Grammage Brown: Approx. 175 g/m² unstretched;
white: Approx. 170 g/m² unstretched;
black: Approx. 165 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
101 cm

197 Lengthwise elastic fabric

Woven elastic fabric, stretchable in warp direction • For adhesive and Kinesio tapes

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Color: Brown, white, black, pink

Technical Data
Material Composition: Approx. 98% cotton, 2 % elastane
Extensibility: Approx. 100%
Grammage: Approx. 140 g/m² unstretched

Dimensions
Width (standard)
149.9 cm