Newtex... Your High Temperature Advantage

For nearly 40 years, Newtex has been a pioneer and leading global producer of high performance materials and engineered solutions for thermal management and fire protection. Headquartered outside of Rochester, New York, Newtex is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, vertically integrated manufacturer of an impressive portfolio of heat and fire resistant fabrics, tapes,  personal protective apparel, and custom high temperature solutions. We are a minority owned, veteran-managed business that has served the US Armed Forces and leading global industries since 1978. Newtex products are proudly made in the USA.



Our History

Bal Dixit founded Newtex in 1978 after inventing Zetex®, 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