Knitted tapes are made of one or more longitudinal or transverse threads system are generally produced by the warp knitting and less frequently by the weft knitting technique.
Split tapes are made by splitting (cutting) a full width of woven or knitted fabric on a special splitting machine or directly on the weaving or knitting machine.
Adhesive bonded tapes are made of only one longitudinal system of threads, which is adhesive, bonded.
Elastic braids woven or knitted exhibit a high longitudinal elongation and elasticity due to the rubber or spandex threads inserted .
Webbing are distinguished from the tapes described above by greater thickness, stiffness and strength ,(2) such webbing are double or tabular fabrics with reinforcing warp yarns lyeing between the two layers and intersecting them sufficiently to bind the composite structure together forming an integral unit.(4)
Some of applications for narrow fabrics are knickers , elastic shoe laces , name labels , insulation, tape , car seat , belts , lifting slings , belts and braces , mattress tapes , curtain heading tapes, packaging card, lamp shade fringes ceremonial, , packaging tapes, venetian blind cords , military webbing’s , parachute ribbons, wiring harnesses lace , edgings and tubes .(2)