Where to Find PFOA and PFAS-Free Fabrics

December 4, 2023

Sustainability is a critical consideration in developing textiles for the dry filtration and aerospace industries. Many textile manufacturers are growing more conscious of the coatings used in their materials and are looking for more sustainable alternatives to fabrics that contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Here, we’ll explore what PFOA/PFAS-free fabrics […]

What Are Fluorocarbons, and Are They Toxic?

November 28, 2023

Fluorocarbons are a group of synthetic organic compounds with unique properties that make them useful in various industries. They are used in household and commercial products such as lubricants, sealants, waterproofing agents, and leather conditioners. While fluorocarbons have become an integral part of our modern world, their widespread use has raised concerns about their toxicity […]

How Do You Extinguish a Lithium Battery Fire?

May 22, 2023

Today, lithium-ion batteries are found in many electronics, from smartphones to medical devices to cars. They provide reliable power with recharging capabilities. However, the popularity of this type of battery requires knowledge of what to do in the event of a lithium battery fire. Specializing in flame-retardant materials and fabrics, Tex Tech is an industry […]

What Are Coated Fabrics?

April 27, 2023

The coated-fabrics industry has realized significant growth in the past decade, largely propelled by the rising safety standards in the aerospace, protective clothing, and transportation industries. This discussion goes into depth about coated fabrics, highlighting the different types of coatings for specific applications. Coated Fabrics Explained Coated fabrics can be made from woven, knit, and […]

Tex Tech Partners With NASA to Provide Thermal Protection for the SLS (Space Launch System)

March 9, 2023

NASA utilizes thousands of materials to build the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. As part of the Artemis program, Tex Tech is a supplier of materials used as a thermal ablative material in the Space Launch System’s solid-fueled rocket nozzles on the SRB (solid rocket booster) and Orion’s LAS (launch abort system). What […]

A Closer Look at the High-Performance Materials Used for Chlor-Alkali Processing

November 29, 2022

High-performance materials, specifically high-performance textiles, have a wide range of applications across various industries. Manufactured with the use of traditional fabric-making processes — such as spinning, weaving, and knitting — these fabrics can be designed to meet specific strength and corrosion-resistance requirements and can be made to provide superior protection against natural elements. These cutting-edge […]

Inherent vs. Treated Flame Resistant Fabrics: What’s the Difference?

November 29, 2022

Many workers are presented with thermal hazards such as molten metals, arc flash, hot liquids, and flame. In environments where these hazards are present, flame-resistant (FR) personal protective equipment (PPE) is of paramount importance. When selecting such gear there are many important terms that one may be confronted with. The most common distinction is inherent […]

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10 Ways Polymer Coatings Improve Textile Performance

November 22, 2022

The textile industry manufactures products from a wide range of natural and synthesized materials which have typically been derived from one or more of four primary sources: animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic. These textiles are treated and shaped into myriad products, including but not limited to clothing, upholstery, and industrial fabrics. The addition of polymer […]

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Applications of Medical Fabrics

November 17, 2022

The term “medical textile” refers to materials that are designed for use in medical applications. It includes anything

Applications of Medical Fabrics