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Tex Tech Industries acquires Chapman Innovations

April 16, 2014

Tex Tech Industries, a developer and manufacturer of engineered, high-performance materials, has acquired Chapman Innovations and its flagship brand CarbonX.

Chapman Innovations was founded in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S., in 1998. The company develops, produces, and markets thermal fabric solutions under the brand CarbonX. Made of a patented blend of high-performance fibers, CarbonX non-flammable fabrics and apparel are designed to deliver protection for professionals and enthusiasts who confront extreme conditions on a daily basis.

CarbonX is used in protective applications for industrial safety, construction, welding, molten metal, utilities, pulp and paper, oil and gas, firefighting, motorsports, and tactical/police.

“The CarbonX product line will significantly strengthen our position in several key markets,” says Ciaran Lynch, CEO of Tex Tech Industries. “We are impressed with its superior performance compared to competing flame-resistant products and with the company’s strong relationships with its end-users.”

Tex Tech’s supplies its products to the aerospace, defense, law enforcement, industrial, and sporting goods sectors. Global customers include Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, NASA, BAE systems, Penn, and Wilson. Tex Tech produces Core Matrix Technology, a patented, protective material that is utilized in the most advanced ballistic vests worn by military and law enforcement. The company manufacturers fire retardant and thermal acoustic insulation for every major commercial aerospace platform and is also the world’s largest producer of tennis felt.

“Chapman Innovations looks forward to being a part of the Tex Tech family of companies,” says Tyler Thatcher, CEO of Chapman Innovations. “Tex Tech’s global distribution platform and inhouse development capabilities will enable us to bring new products to the market more quickly.”

Tex Tech Industries is headquartered in Portland, ME, with manufacturing facilities in North Monmouth and Winthrop, ME. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Bangkok, Thailand, and operates sales offices in Phoenix, AZ, Shanghai, China, and Kilkenny, Ireland.

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