The Singular PPE Solution for High-Temperature Applications

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Companies whose workers are routinely exposed to direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, hot liquids, or arc flash please take note: Not all flame-resistant (FR) materials are created equal. FR fabric performance exists on a spectrum—ranging from only minimal protection all the way up to high-performing fabrics constructed of truly non-flammable fiber blends. Ensuring workers’ […]

What You Need to Know About Meeting the Rigorous New NIJ Standards

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To meet the mandates of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsors the Standards and Testing Program. This is part of a broader research effort that determines the needs of justice system agencies and sets minimum performance standards that must be met in order for commercially available equipment to […]

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

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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 engineered fabrics can be designed to meet specific strength and corrosion-resistance requirements and can be made to provide superior protection against natural elements. These […]

Tex Tech Acquired by Arlington Capital Partners

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Tex Tech Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent acquisition by the Washington D.C.-based private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners. Arlington Capital Partners has managed more than $2 billion of committed capital through four investment funds since 1999, including their most recent fund, valued at more than $700 million. Focusing on middle-market investments in […]

Composites and Fabrics: Basics

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What is a composite? Technically a composite is a structure with 2 or more components.   A candy bar with nuts, nougat, and chocolate is a composite.   Even traditional structural materials are often composites.  Wood contains both lignin and cellulose and concrete contains sand and carbonate. Most of the time when we think of composites, we […]

Officer Recognition

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On Thursday November 30th, 2016 we recognized Officer Angel Padilla (second from the right) – Linden Police Department Linden NJ and welcomed him into our Vivo Club On September 19, 2016, officers were on high alert for a suspect who planted pressure cooker bombs near New York when Officer Angel Padilla was dispatched to a man […]