As Soft as Cotton, Stronger than Steel

Tuff-N-Lite® material is ounce for ounce up to 15 times stronger than steel -- but it’s as soft and flexible as cotton.

Over the last seven years, Tuff-N-lite® has changed the way consumers and workers look at safety clothing by providing apparel that is more than two times stronger than aramid fiber clothing while providing unparalleled safety, comfort and durability.

How strong? Read about the National Geographic Television test. 


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Tuff-N-Lite® clothing is lightweight, breathable armor that looks like clothing you would normally wear.

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Not only is it stronger than garments made from commonly used aramid fibers such as Kevlar and Twaron, Tuff-N-Lite® will not sacrifice its strength when wet or exposed to ultra violet sunlight. Also, unlike the high strength fiber fabrics, it is not affected by disinfectants or common household bleaches.

Tuff-N-lite® unique safety apparel protects lives in the areas of industrial safety, sport and street motorcycling, police and military activities, and fast-paced sports such as ice hockey and speed skating. Tuff-N-lite® products are currently used all over the world including police forces in Kanagawa, Japan, factory workers in Mexico, glass manufacturers in the United States and by athletes participating in the recently concluded Sochi Olympic Games in Russia.

Tuff-N-Lite® is created by a unique, multi-patented process that combines natural and synthetic fibers for almost unimaginable strength. It can be made cut resistant, slash resistant, tear resistant, abrasion resistant, flame resistant and chemical resistant. We can even add Micro-Texpur™ microbial and antibacterial protection.

Tuff-N-Lite® has a core fiber that’s combined with strands of other fibers -- UHMWPE, glass and stainless steel -- to add characteristics like strength, abrasion resistance, heat resistance and softness. Our commitment to research and development in engineering high-performance materials -- combined with our manufacturing and technical expertise, quick turn-around and competitive pricing -- makes us the unquestioned leader in the specialty-materials industry.

All Tuff-N-Lite® products are created with Supreme Corporation’s innovative composite yarns at their state of the art manufacturing facility in Conover, North Carolina. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Supreme Corporation is a leader in innovation in textile, yarn and protective apparel products. Located in Conover, NC, all Supreme’s products are engineered to the highest standards at its vertically integrated facility.

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