Palmyra, NY, April 21, 2018–Looking for a domestic source of high quality polyester Copper /Nickel fabrics, WELL ITS HERE! STI Fabrics has awarded V Technical Textiles the exclusive sales and distribution contract in the Americas for their products coming from the Earth City factory in MO., USA.
William Hoge, CTO “This is a major enhancement to the market given the present political climate. Supply chain and procurement officers are looking more carefully for supply of product that meet the requirements of the Buy American Act and the Berry Amendment in the textile products. We now can supply their need with our one stop shop. This strong partnership with STI Fabrics gives us tremendous flexibility in this market.”
STI Group has purchased the Earth City MO plating Laird Technologies, Inc.in its entirety, and is currently investing in new equipment, personnel, and technology to continue providing the best quality polyester based plated fabrics. With the traditional Copper/Nickel on polyester combinations being produced at the Earth City facility, we will assist our customers in continuing their ability to meet their new & existing government contracts. In addition, VTT will provide our wealth of knowledge and years of process and development experience to deliver new and existing materials for the conductive fabric, E Textile, and shielding marketplaces.
V-Technical Textiles Inc., is a woman-owned small disadvantaged business. Since 2006 we have been the single largest distributor of electrically conductive fabrics and notions, serving the industrial, medical,aerospace,automotive, military and consumer market. Industry recognized innovative developer and problem-solving manufacturer of RF/EMI shielded products, including commercial portable RF shelters “faraday enclosures.” These products are used by EMI test labs, government agencies and private industry for pre-compliance and In-Situ testing,along with pouches and many other textile related RF shielding items. Our staff’s mission is a constant improvement of product and manufacturing development, while maintaining a close relationship to our customer and their specific requirements. This not only gives us the ability to quickly deliver a well-built and designed product, but also to provide a personal solution for our customer’s needs.
Our operations include a fully functional cut, sew and design facility that provides our customers the flexibility of one-piece prototyping to full production capability.We will now be able to offer our customers precision cut pieces with our new Eastman Cutting system along with 3D design capabilities.
V Technical Textiles Inc. is the industry leader in a new innovative technology to produce embedded fabric circuits on tin/copper/silver fabric for use in the smart textile garments and other applications. This new technology (Etchtex) is the first of its kind to produce durable long-lasting parts that can be laundered.
STI Group currently operates 12 production companies in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United States, and China and employs a total of roughly 700 persons. It supplies customers in the printing, paper, automotive, energy, marine, aircraft, and other industries located in far more than 50 countries worldwide.