Biothane trademark is made in Holmesis, Ohios and still owned by the family who begun manufacturing it from 1977.
What is Biothane?
It is a coated webbing that can be used to make different animal friendly products mainly for dogs, cats, horses etc. The webbing is from polyester and coated with TPU or PVC to make it very durable, waterproof and low maintenance.
Biothane is only manufactured in one factory in Ohio and due to strongly investing into R&D they are able to launch several new products each year. Biothane is covered with ISO 9001:2015 certificate. Trademark owner and manufacturer is BioThane Coated Webbing Corp.
When to prefer Biothane over Leather?
Because it is more durable, no stretch, low maintenance and waterproof. It also comes in a large variety of colors and widths. The strength is over 300kg per inch. Beta is a coating that seems soft and leathery to the touch. It will remain soft in cold temperatures and is perfect for harness, belts, equestrian products etc.
Biothane is also stink proof when wet. Meaning the wet dog smell will not stick to the product. Just wash with soap and water and you are good to go again. Only when in contact with certain chemicals, like DEET, the material becomes sticky.
Please allow the animal skin to breathe when using any kind of harness or collar. Especially those prone to hotspots.
Dogily is using the original Biothane Beta 520 SuperFlex and Standard.