Newtex Industries, Inc. Announces its Acquisition of Gentex Corp’s Industrial Textile Division

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 (Rochester, New York) — For Immediate Release

Newtex Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance textiles and fabricated textile systems for thermal management and fire protection, today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Industrial Textile Division of Gentex Corp. This acquisition includes the market leading Dual-Mirror® and FlexIR® brands of aluminized fabrics, marking a significant expansion of Newtex's existing product portfolio.

Jerry Joliet, CEO of Newtex Industries, commented on the acquisition: "The acquisition of Gentex's textile division, which includes the Dual-Mirror and FlexIR brands, highlights our commitment to the safety of fire fighters, industrial workers, equipment and facilities globally. The combination of our Z-Flex Aluminized offerings with the Gentex brands will lead to a complete portfolio for any possible radiant heat shielding requirement."

This strategic acquisition strengthens Newtex's position as a global leader in high-temperature textiles for industrial and military applications.

For further information, please contact:

Newtex Industries, Inc:
Lindsey Cooper, Sales Director
[email protected]

Gentex Corp.:
Alexandra Brax, Strategic Marketing Director
[email protected]

About Gentex Corp.

With a history of innovation that spans over 125 years, Gentex Corporation is a leading supplier of products that advance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high-performance environments. Our portfolio includes helmet system platforms, hearing protection and communications products, and capability upgrades for defense and security forces sold under the Gentex and Ops-Core brands, as well as PureFlo industrial respiratory protection systems. Privately held, Gentex is headquartered in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and six other facilities in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. Learn more at

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.