High Temperature Fabrics & Engineered Systems

Newtex is a global leader in high temperature fabrics and engineered systems for thermal management and fire protection. Our products are manufactured at our world-class ISO certified facility in Rochester, New York and distributed globally to a range of Fortune 500 industrial companies and military customers. We are the only fully integrated provider of woven materials and fabric-based systems that protect from extreme heat and fire – from proprietary glass yarn processing, to in-house weaving, coating and laminating, to custom designed and sewn systems. Our integrated expertise, in tandem with our highly rated team of customer service professionals, ensures you get the right materials or system design for your unique high temperature application.



Our History

Bal Dixit founded Newtex in 1978 after inventing Zetex® Fiberglass Fabric, the industry’s first safe and commercially viable alternative to asbestos. Newtex and Dixit have received numerous awards and recognition since the company’s founding. Dixit now serves on several boards including the Rochester Institute of Technology and the US Department of Commerce’s Upstate New York Export Council. He was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame in 2003.

Our Products

We deliver innovation, performance, and protection through three business platforms: Performance Materials (NPM), Engineered Systems (NES), and Extreme Protective (NXP). Our Performance Materials business includes the Zetex®, ZetexPlus®, Z-Flex®, and Z-Shield™ brands in addition to other heat and fire resistant fabrics, tapes, ropes, yarns, and tubings. We utilize those performance materials to fabricate custom high temperature solutions and personal protective equipment and apparel for our Engineered Systems and Extreme Protective business units. 


Our Customers

Customers in over 70 countries trust Newtex products to protect their crews and equipment. Our products are commonly used in refineries, foundries, shipyards, military & defense projects, construction sites, power generation, process equipment & petrochemical plants, and other environments where operating temperatures get as high as 3000°F /1650°C. Learn more about our industry solutions.