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CarbonX Breathable Aluminized: A Comfortable Solution for Superior Protection

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Working in Extreme Environments Aluminum and copper furnaces run between 1500-1700 °F, and steel furnaces run at temperatures above 3000 °F!  In these extreme conditions, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used must shield workers from the potential metal splash of these insanely hot materials, and they must also protect against the staggering amount of radiant […]

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Top 5 Advantages of Sandwich Panels

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Sandwich panels—also referred to as sandwich structure composites or sandwich structures—are structural materials that consist of a stiff core between two facesheets (i.e., skins). The core separates and supports the two outer layers, resulting in a composite with high flexural stiffness but low material weight. These qualities, in addition to the material’s superior structural stability, […]

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Sandwich Composites: A Thicker, Stronger, and Lighter Material Solution

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Sandwich panels are composite structures typically consisting of an inner core made from a low-stiffness, low-density material enclosed and adhered to two outer layers made from a high stiffness material. Compared to solid composite laminates, they offer better strength-to-weight ratios. This quality makes them well-suited for use in a variety of structural applications.  Want to […]

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

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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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CarbonX® Launches Defender Masks to Address Industrial PPE Shortage

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For workers who require protection from COVID-19 while working in dangerous areas with threats of fire or arc flash, the CarbonX® Defender Masks provide a safe solution for both.  At Tex Tech Industries, we’ve added CarbonX® Defender Masks to our line of flame-resistant (FR) PPE to provide the protection industrial workers need. These masks are […]

Protecting Spacecraft Against Re-Entry Heating

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As the aerospace industry evolves with a renewed focus on space travel, there is a growing need for innovation in the area of thermal protective systems (TPS). Even as older systems are refined for viability, new systems must be carefully engineered to meet the demands of new atmospheres and multi-launch vehicles. Developing such new technologies is […]

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How to Properly Transport Lithium Batteries

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Laptops, smartphones, tablets, and many other electronic devices rely on lithium-ion batteries to as a power source. They’re one of the most popular choices for batteries because they’re lightweight compared to other same-size rechargeable batteries, they last longer than other competitive batteries, and they can be recharged many times. For all their benefits, however, lithium-ion batteries pose […]

Advances in 3D Composite Fabrics

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The need for strong, lightweight materials to fabricate parts and components in critical industries has led to rapid advancements in 3D weaving technology. This has enabled manufacturers to increasingly use composites in place of traditional metals and plastics. Composites based on 3D woven fabrics can often be used as lightweight alternatives to steel and aluminum […]

10 Ways That Polymer Coatings Improve Textile Performance

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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 textile coatings […]