Oratex®: A Better Aircraft Fabric

Oshkosh 2021

We are back for Oshkosh 2021! Booth 300 as always. We are doing seminars and have a customer airplane on display.

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Proven Safe and Effective

Oratex is proven safe. It is certified in Europe and Canada, and many FAA STCs are now available in the USA. There are currently over 300 airplanes flying with Oratex (including a 5th place Reno-Racer and a Red Bull Master Class competitor). Three European manufacturers have chosen to use Oratex exclusively, including on an aerobatic version of the Sherwood Ranger. Having been tested extensively in Alaska, Oratex is now available throughout North America.

Oratex represents a major breakthrough in aircraft fabric covering systems. No solvents, no paint, no stench, no exposure to toxic chemicals of any kind. Just glue it, shrink it, and fly!

Easy and Fun to Apply

Covering an airplane used to be a long and involved process. Oratex is different. The builder doesn't need to apply any coatings at all. Just glue it, shrink it, and you're done!

Covering with Oratex is fun!

Covering with the legacy systems is nasty! Prolonged exposure to dangerous chemicals and hours of tedious sanding, always working with a respirator and protective clothing.

With Oratex you move quickly from one finished component to the next, and in about 100 hours you are done!

World Class Customer Support

We are happy to help you learn all about our Oratex covering system, and how to apply it to your project. You can start learning right now by exploring our website. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us:


I was simply amazed at how simple and quick the fabric went on. In two days we had both wings covered and flying, minus the tapes. I love the fact that it seems so simple to patch. Something that would really come in handy in places like Africa where fabric knowledge is limited and matching paints is a big challenge.

--Alec Wild, DoubleEnder Project (from supercub.org)

Cost Comparison

Consider money saved on tools and long term maintenance, add in the value of your time and especially your health, and Oratex wins.

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Weight Data

Oratex is the lightest complete fabric covering system.

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