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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 […]

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How Are Bulletproof Vests Made?

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Personal body armor has surfaced in a variety of different forms throughout the centuries. Today, bulletproof vests serve as a lightweight armor technology designed to protect the wearer from critical internal injuries caused by firearm projectiles—i.e., bullets. The term bulletproof, in this case, is technically incorrect; most “bulletproof” vests are “bullet-resistant”. While they are not […]

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 […]

New Research in 3D Woven Fabrics Reveals the Potential for Higher Performance Textiles

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For over 100 years, Tex Tech Industries has committed itself to continuously developing and providing high-performance textiles that meet the requirements of complex and demanding industrial applications. As one of the world’s leading needle and woven fabric manufacturers, our research and development department is well-equipped with an advanced development facility, a drive for innovation, and […]

Improving Aviation Safety With High Performance Materials

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Aviation safety has always been and will remain a top priority within the industry. Training programs for pilots and crew continue to evolve to ensure they can properly utilize the technology and safety features available to them. Technology has even improved air traffic control practices. As a result of these advancements in materials, technology, and […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Polymer Coating Systems

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Coatings are polymer-based layers that cover a substrate. Some coatings are protective while others contribute additional attributes to a final fabric-based product. Enhanced properties may include improved resistances, enhanced durability, or protection from environmental wear. Coatings can be applied to one or both sides of a fabric and different substrates cab be selected to address […]

Tex Tech Industries, a Portfolio Company of Arlington Capital, Closes the Acquisition of Highland Industries’ Coating, Laminating and Defense Business

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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 2, 2019–Tex Tech Industries, Inc. (“Tex Tech” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington Capital”), successfully completed the acquisition of the coating and laminating operations (“Coating Business”) and U.S. defense-related operations (“Defense Business”) of Highland Industries, Inc. The acquired businesses will be renamed Tex Tech Coatings, LLC (“Tex Tech […]