AEF LLC and its Performance Inflatables affiliate Subsalve are engaged in the fight against Covid-19. While continuing to supply our existing customers with essential products, in a matter of weeks we have developed high impact new products to supplement our existing products used in a variety of emergencies and national disasters. In partnership with leading Universities, Research Hospitals and Tech companies we are supporting the development of clinical protocols to aid in the rapid deployment of the Subsalve Oxygen Treatment Hoods. Please see our Covid-19 products page for more information

About Us


The worldwide leader in engineered inflatables.

Established in 1986, Avon Engineered Fabrications (AEF) LLC. offers customers a full range of products made from elastomeric coated fabrics and state-of-the-art joining and seaming techniques. Formerly known as “Bell Avon,” AEF is a major supplier to the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. AEF’s products boast a worldwide reputation for their high-quality and durability. Our class-leading design and production engineering throughout the years have established us as a world-class supplier of industrial coated fabric goods.

Our History
Bell Avon Established
Formed as a Joint Venture between Bell Aerospace Textron and Avon Rubber plc, under the name Bell Avon Inc. in Picayune MS. Bell Avon Inc. established as the sole source supplier of hovercraft skirting systems to the Navy’s LCAC (Landing craft air cushioned) program.
Why AEF?


Not only do we focus exclusively on the design and manufacture of engineered inflatables; With a proven Military pedigree, and more than 3 decades of hands on experience in the field. We know the challenges you face and can help you meet them!


Our products, including all components, are proudly made in the USA by skilled artisans. Every AEF product is tested prior to shipping to ensure reliable performance. You can work with our solutions with confidence!


 We offer custom design services to address special needs. We are ready to respond whenever you need us!


We purchase materials in large volumes from vendors near our factory, allowing us to pass savings along to our customers. We also offer volume and prepayment discounts, and always beat competitors in quality and value.


All AEF products are compliant with applicable Military and industry standards. All carry a one-year warranty.

The Polyurethane Difference

AEF is the only major flexible containment supplier that offers polyurethane-coated fabrics with an anti-wicking encapsulated edge in all of our products. We use high-strength synthetic base fabrics including nylon, polyester and Kevlar coated with urethane and nitrile blends. The result? Our bladders are more puncture-, abrasion-, and chemical-resistant than other flexible storage bladder. This allows for a longer service life that holds up longer against the elements.

Give Us Your Toughest Challenge

AEF, with its Military pedigree, has a legacy of meeting tough customer challenges with innovative solutions, including custom products for specialized applications.

AEF Case Studies
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WesTech needed a product that could withstand the multiple flex cycles within their tertiary water treatment system.

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


The LADWP needed a system to provide potable drinking water during a natural or manmade outage.

Trusted by

We are proud to include the US Department of Defense, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, NASA, and the FBI on our list of satisfied and ongoing customers, as well as leading companies in the private sector and the governments of more than 30 foreign countries.

Upcoming Events

Offshore Technology Conference
Houston, TX
Booth #10900
Tampa, FL
Booth #1904
Warrior Expo East
Virginia Beach, VA
New Orleans, LA
Booth #2041
International Workboat Show
New Orleans, LA

Innovators in high-durability flexibles

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Let us help you find the optimal solution to your application challenge. Contact us using any of the methods below, and our expert team will work with you to find and deliver the Industrial Fabric solution and accessories that are applicable to your specific need.