Newtex Industries Offers Z-Flex Silver

A revolutionary new multilayer aluminized fabric system


Z-Flex Silver combines three of the most advanced film, fabric, and fiber technologies available (Z-Flex MLA + 3D Mock KnitTM + PBI Fibers). It is today’s best choice for Proximity Fire Fighting PPE outer shells. Proximity Gear engineered with Z-Flex Silver allows greater freedom of movement and dexterity, enabling the wearer to function more effectively on the mission at hand. And, because Z-Flex Silver is lighter, firefighters and first responders may experience less fatigue and fewer incidences of heat stress.


Z-Flex® Silver™ by Newtex Industries meets or exceeds current UL certifications, including NFPA 1971 and OSHA requirements. The revolutionary Z-Flex Silver fabric system is available from leading fire service and industrial garment manufacturers worldwide.


Newtex Industries was founded in 1978 by Bal Dixit, who pioneered the industry's first safe and commercially viable alternative to asbestos with Zetex®. This foundation has propelled Newtex to become a leading global producer of high temperature textiles for thermal management and fire protection. Today, Newtex products are trusted in demanding industries including petrochemical, refinery, power generation, shipbuilding, military, defense, homeland security, industrial heating, process equipment, construction, transportation, and other industries where operating conditions reach temperatures in excess of 3000°F. The Newtex product portfolio includes the original Zetex and ZetexPlus® high temperature fabrics, as well as a full line of other Z-Flex products for a wide range of radiant shielding applications. Headquartered inVictor,N.Y., Newtex works with partners and customers to provide innovative, high-quality products, exceptional customer service and technical expertise worldwide.