PPE & Fire-Resistant Fabrics for Superior Protection
Within the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market protective fabrics are produced to provide garments for personal protection in many sectors including metal & steel, energy & utility, oil & gas, chemical and the police, military and fire services.
Where people are exposed to risk or hazard to personal health or injury, garments are produced to offer protection.
- Heat and flame
- Fire or explosions
- Static and electric arc
- Molten metal splash
- Corrosive chemicals
At Tex Tech Industries we produce fabrics not only to provide protection but maintain comfort for the wearer.
Our fabrics are designed and produced to meet and exceed the industry standards including:
- ANSI, NFPA & ASTM
- EN & ISO
Tex Tech’s Protective Fabrics Capabilities
At Tex Tech, we are a leading provider of woven, non-woven, knit, coated, and laminated protective fabrics. With known product performance criteria, we produce fabrics from a range of fibres suited to provide the best protection levels needed. These fibres include but are not restricted to:
- Oxidised polyacrylonitrile (OPAN)
- FR Viscose
Along with rolls of protective fabrics, our team of product developers and design specialists can produce finished garments that meet our clients’ exact specifications and industry regulations. These garments from our CarbonX range include:
- Base protective layers
- Garments with specialized protection against molten metal
As part of our commitment to product quality, we provide excellent customer service. We work with each of our clients to create the right woven, knit, or laminated fabrics with the exact characteristics needed to keep wearers safe from flames, fire, and more.
Protective textiles make up a subcategory of technical fabrics and textiles. Protective fabrics can protect people, other textile layers, covered equipment, and other objects or spaces from harm. There is a wide range of protective textiles available that protects users from different types of environmental and occupational harms, including:
- Chemical and biological materials
- Electromagnetic waves and electromagnetic interference (EMI)
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation
Organizations can choose from these and other safeguarding characteristics to outfit soldiers, employees, and other users against the threats and hazards they face.
Building a Better Protective Market
TexTech Industries commits to building a better protective market by continuing to enhance our signature brands of protective apparel that professionals across numerous industries have come to rely on.
CarbonX® non-flammable fabrics and apparel provide superior protection and will not burn, melt, or ignite even after intense exposure to direct flame or extreme heat. Professionals working in the world’s most dangerous environments can face precarious thermal hazards – like direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, flammable liquids, certain chemicals and arc flash hazards – knowing they are armed with the highest level of protection in the industry.
CoreFX inherently flame-resistant fabrics are designed to provide excellent technical performance properties within your garment and maintain comfort to provide the highest level of protection and manage heat stress.
Matrix FR is a new generation of fabrics to protect against molten metal splash. Wool rich fiber face for maximum splash protection, and FR viscose fiber on the inner side to provide excellent comfort and moisture-wicking properties.
Industries and Applications
At Tex Tech, we produce rolled fabrics, wearable gear, and complete garments with a full range of protective attributes for use across diverse industries. Some of the markets we serve include:
Industrial environments present many different hazards that can jeopardize the health and safety of workers. Our protective fabric and products can shield manufacturers and technicians from splashes of molten metal, arc flash during welding operations, fire in high-risk environments, and high levels of heat. We build our products to withstand worst-case scenarios so wearers can be confident in their safety, even in the face of catastrophic errors.
Steel and Welding
Steelworkers and welders routinely face heat- and flame-related threats. Molten metal, which can reach temperatures between 1300°F and 6000°F (700°C and 3400°C) , is extremely hazardous and its fluid nature exposes workers to splashes and potentially fatal burns. Our fabrics are built to withstand molten metal, sparks, spilled high-temperature materials, direct flame, and exposure to high-heat areas.
Firefighters tackle extremely dangerous situations every day. House fires, wildfires, and fires in industrial areas present unpredictable risks of flames, explosions, heat, and more. Reliable protective gear is necessary to allow them to confidently enter dangerous environments to save others.
Sporting and racing professionals need gear that protects them from extremely high temperatures inside performance vehicles, which can often reach above 120°F. Drivers, in particular, require added protection from fire as a result of a crash. We offer lightweight, form-fitting protective uniforms for motorsport athletes that allow them to remain focused on the race.
Contact Tex Tech Today to Start Your Order
Protective fabrics effectively shield wearers from hazardous elements and environments, allowing them to focus on performance. At Tex Tech, we create protective fabrics and garments that give wearers peace of mind and reliable protection from danger. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities or request a quote for pricing details.