CNF Medical is the result of four decades of innovation. Our parent company, Carolina Narrow Fabric, has been manufacturing narrow textiles used in the medical, industrial, military and aerospace markets since 1929. In the 1960s, CNF patented Form I Glass, a raschel knitted fiberglass substrate that evolved into fiberglass cast tape. This began a medical revolution that sparked five decades of progressive partnerships.

In the 1970s, in a strategic partnership, CNF developed a fiberglass cast and manufactured the substrate. In yet another partnership, CNF developed a new option of a fiberglass cast tape for the medical market. The product was an overwhelming success.

In the 1980s, CNF played a major role in the development of conforming cast tapes and printed cast tapes. CNF eventually sold the rights to this technology. The company that bought those rights then worked with CNF to develop their cast padding and stockinette, which were manufactured at CNF’s headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Through the years, CNF has worked with a variety of international companies to create and produce innovative medical supplies. And in 2006, after four decades of manufacturing cast room products, CNF started its own medical division: CNF Medical.

In 2015, CNF Medical attained a prestigious ISO 13485 rating.

In 2016 CNF was certified as a Small Business Administration HUBZone business.


Carolina Narrow Fabric Company is dedicated to ensuring that our customers receive products which meet or exceed their quality requirements. We are committed to making continual improvements in all areas of operation in order to achieve customer satisfaction. For medical devices, we are committed to comply with all requirements and to maintain the effectiveness of the quality management system.


Order any of our Performance products directly by calling 877-631-3077 or through your local GPOs and distributors. Or ask us for the distributor that’s closest to you.