Newtex and Trip & Co. Introduce the FireCape™ Cargo Fire Containment Cover

Thursday, September 4, 2014 (Victor, New York) — For Immediate Release

Newtex Industries and Trip & Co. are proud to announce the introduction of FireCape, the first completely fire resistant cargo cover designed to contain the deadly effects of fire and smoke associated with palletized cargo aboard aircrafts.

The FireCape™ Fire Containment Cover (FCC) is the result of the combined expertise of these two industry leaders and far exceeds the rigorous performance specifications proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and leading cargo carriers. The FireCape™ features Newtex’s Z-Block fabric, a technologically advanced coated fabric that is virtually impenetrable to fire, smoke, and water and can tolerate temperatures up to 1800°F or 980°C. 

By acting as a two way barrier to contain a fire for at least six hours, the FireCape™ FCC provides valuable time for a pilot to safely land an aircraft. In addition to being durable and easy to deploy, the FireCape™ FCC will not burn, melt or allow flame penetration. It is water tight, chemical resistant, and easy to store, maintain, clean and repair. Furthermore, the materials used in the FireCape™ do not produce hazardous gasses when exposed to fire and can even withstand the extreme temperatures and challenging conditions associated with lithium-ion battery fires caused by thermal runaway events. 

Deploying fire containment covers on long haul transoceanic flights is now considered one of the most prudent steps to mitigating fire risk caused by hazardous materials, like lithium-Ion batteries. FCC’s also provide increased safety during air cargo loading and ground handling, as well as depot storage. Fire containment covers are necessary to accommodate growing concerns and pending regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). 

The FireCape™ is already flying with some of the world's  leading cargo carriers. The system  is fully tested with certified laboratories, readily available in large commercial quantities, and can be customized to meet specific end user requirements. Find out more at


About Trip & Co.

Trip & Co. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of cargo products, including a complete range of GoodCape® thermal covers. Trip & Co is based in The Netherlands, near Schiphol Airport.

About Newtex

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.