COVID-19 Protective materials for masks and gowns now available

Emtexglobal has been coordinating efforts to supply materials suitable for producing masks and surgical gowns to help vendors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to announce the following products are now available.


Fabric for minimum performance physical barrier mask.

Specifications are available here.


(2 layered product using a Thermally bonded non woven)  – Fabric for Surgical Gown that meets and/or exceeds requirement of AATCC-42, AATCC-127 and ASTM F1670-B (Resistance of materials in protective clothing to penetration by synthetic blood) to meet Level 4 of AAMI.

TOP LAYER: A highly flexible polyurethane membrane with a high level of air and water vapor permeability, while providing a protective-barrier that is proofed against moisture, fluids, particles, and airborne pathogens.

BOTTOM LAYER: A thermally bonded non-woven fabric with excellent tear, tensile and elongation strengths. It provides pliability and softness for comfort.

PTG430 specifications


(3 layered product using a Chemically bonded non woven) – Fabric for Surgical Gown that meets and/or exceeds requirement of AATCC-42, AATCC-127 and ASTM F1670-B (Resistance of materials in protective clothing to penetration by synthetic blood) to meet Level 4 of AAMI.

Protect4 specifications

Updated Test Report

Made in the USA

Standard production lead-time of 50,000 yd is 3 weeks for all products based on a first come first serve basis.

Emtexglobal is working during the pandemic to supply our customers with quality laminations, on-time delivery and superior customer service. The entire team at Emtexglobal wishes your family, friends and co-workers the best during these difficult times.

Disclaimer: TST-WR fabric is not to be used for producing N95, surgical or medical masks. The use of this fabric for face covering is not a guarantee against infection or viral transmission. The fabric should be used in making mask that is in addition to the CDC recommendation to practice of social distancing and hand washing.

For more information including current pricing, please contact us at 978-907-4500 or the contact form below.

    Introducing TRANSIT

    A Fire Retardant Vehicle Seating System from Emtexglobal

    The latest advancement for tactical vehicle interior components that require a higher degree of protection.

    Meets MVSS 302 FR burn resistance requirements for materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles.

    Proprietary fire retardant foam is customizable in thicknesses and densities to fit any vehicles need.

    Fire retardant tricot backer for increased durability.

    Customizable face fabric and finishes.

    Fast lead times. Functional sample development and testing. Contact us for more details.

    Made in the USA & Berry-compliant

    Proprietary Layers of Waterproof and Fire Retardant Substrates

    NEW Athletic Uppers

    Vibrant colors to enhance your designs.

    These new meshes provide economy, durability and design flexibility for athletic footwear. Currently available in six standard colors with low minimum orders, they also are available for custom color matching with the Pantone Matching system.

    As with other exterior meshes, their performance characteristics are enhanced with various laminations for water proofing, moisture wicking etc.

    Thornshield development success story

    One of our best customers approached us a few years back with a challenge.

    They manufacture waterproof breathable hunting boots. The breathability comes from the use of a microporous film lamination.

    They had over $200,000 worth of boots that had water leaks. These leaks were returns due to briar thorns in the woods getting stuck in the upper part of the hunting boot and working their way into the laminated footwear package then causing the film to be pierced and subsequently leak.

    Emtex partnered with a trusted non-woven suppler to develop a waterproof breathable non-woven product that could be used in front of the film to prevent the thorns form piercing the film.

    This product had to thin and lightweight. We developed a product called Thornshield.

    This product was a winner for the customer as they were able to prevent further leaks in their footwear and also expand their product line and advertising their excellence in preventing future leaks.


    This product was then re-engineered and we made a heavier version for the application to prevent snakebites in the same boots.

    We partnered again with the same supplier to develop a heavier version that would stop snake bites.

    we then re-engineered the thornshield by strengthening its properties which in turn increased its protective power of the composite. Thus Snakeguard was born.

    The same end customer then decided to make a whole new boot line for snake bite protection. We do not guarantee that the snake won’t bite through he boots but the customer does.