Safety Components puts its business acumen to work for charity

October 1st, 2018

Following the events of 9/11, Joey Underwood, senior vice president of Safety Components in Greenville, S.C., witnessed several neighborhood efforts to raise money for families of the fallen firefighters in New York City. “I remember driving past a bake sale and thinking, ‘We’re in that business—we should do something, too,” he says. Safety Components develops […]

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Safety Components adds distributors

June 29th, 2018

Safety Components, manufacturer of WeatherMAX and other high-performance outdoor technical fabrics, has added four distributors for its newest product, WeatherMAX 3D, making the textile available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The distributors are J. Ennis Fabrics, Keyston Bros., Performance Textiles and The Miami Corporation. This provides availability for the innovative textile throughout the US and […]

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Particulates, protection and partnerships

July 12th, 2017

First responders put their lives at risk on a regular basis to meet whatever challenges arise—which is why specialty textile developers and manufacturers continue to invest R&D resources in finding new and better protective gear for those brave men and women standing in harm’s way. Globe Manufacturing Co. in Pittsfield, N.H., develops gear for the […]

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Layers of safety: textile innovations offer protection when disaster strikes

June 29th, 2017

A suit of plate armor weighing up to 100 pounds. A 10-foot-thick stone fortress wall. A thin piece of highly engineered fabric. Whether the danger is a force of nature or a manufactured threat, all three provide protection. But much has changed since medieval days of storming the castle and the logic that “the heavier […]

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Safety Components expands management

April 13th, 2017

Safety Components, Greenville, S.C., has named Ana-Maria Petrea as merchandise planning manager. Petrea will manage planning for Safety Components’ rapidly growing product lines, such as WeatherMAX performance outdoor fabric, Armor AP, Glide Ice and PBI Max structural firefighting materials. She has extensive experience as a demand forecast analyst and is skilled in inventory level control, […]

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WeatherMax 80 fabric warranty extended to 10 years

November 14th, 2016

Greensboro, NC-based Safety Components has extended the limited warranty of its innovative technical fabric WeatherMax 80 to 10 years. UV-resistant WeatherMax 80 is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed fibers. It has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. The high-performance outdoor fabric out-performs acrylic and polyester for strength, color-fastness and abrasion-resistance. Safety […]

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Technical fabrics maintain ISO standards of excellence

April 15th, 2016

Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Greenville, S.C., the manufacturer of WeatherMax® and other technical fabrics, maintains ISO 9001:2000, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications. Fabrics produced by Safety Components are tested and inspected to the industry’s highest standards and its laboratories are ISO 1725 approved, ASTM, DIN, JIS and NFPA certified. The company manufacturers marine, outdoor, […]

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WeatherMAX 80 earns U.S. patent

November 4th, 2015

Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc., Greenville, S.C., was awarded U.S. patent 9,121,131 on its technical outdoor fabric WeatherMAX™ 80, for which it also holds a Canadian patent. WeatherMAX 80 is made using 100 percent pigment solution-dyed SaturaMAX™ for maximum color retention. The water resistance comes from Safety Components' proprietary HydroMax™ finish and unique construction. This […]

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