SRTX Opens Fully-Vertical Facility In Montreal

SRTX, producer of the patent-pending Sheertex® Rip-Resistant knits — has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Montreal including in-house extrusion equipment for the fabric’s ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) polymer. The fully-vertical operation encom-passes 300,000 square feet and is more than twice the size of the com-pany’s previous manufacturing plant.

The UHMWPE currently is used in SRTX’s Sheertex tights, but the new facility gives the company the opportunity to expand the use of the polymer into other apparel applica-tions at mass market pricing. The company aims to take the polymer into areas beyond the fishing line, bullet proof vest, climbing equipment and other technical applications where it is most typically used.

March/April 2024