Firefighters, police, and military forces might be facing life-threatening situations equally manifold as their duties are, especially in cases of emergencies. Being exposed to flames and fire, managing humanitarian support, fighting catastrophic floods, and rescuing people or bodies - just to mention some of them - form a specific requirement profile their gear (particularly as to the hands that actually execute those jobs) must keep up with, no matter what. At Inventex® we do appreciate these forces’ service, so their needs is exactly what our signature fabrics have been carefully and specifically developed for: made from Kevlar®, Nomex®, Pbi®, Twaron® and Conex®, our outer wear, gloves and boots are no less than the best protection technically possible from the various dangers the different kinds of executive forces have to deal with every single day.
Higher risk sports, such as motor- or extreme sports, are among those activities that you will only be able to ever experience to the fullest wearing adequate gear. The combination of highest abrasion resistance, prevention of friction caused heat, and ultimate tensile strength will provide sartorial protection of utmost standards, even in the events of spills or accidents at high speed. Our functional wear specifically protects the body parts that are likely to need it the most, such as elbows, knees, thighs or buttocks. Of course, it is custom produced in collaboration with experienced and trustworthy clothing manufacturers.
We are proud to offer a wide range of products for personal protective equipments for industrial use, featuring our special fabrics made from Kevlar®, Nomex®, Twaron®, Conex® and Panox® fibres. This range includes woven, knitted and terry looped fabrics for cutting resistant gloves to be used in the sheet metal and glass industries; flame retardant fabrics for overalls for drilling-derrick and refinery workers; as well as aluminized fabrics reflecting radiant heat to be worn near blast furnaces and in foundries. The latter even deliver protection from spillings of molten glass or metals - while still being remarkably comfortable to wear at the same time!
After all, it is this production of high function labour protection fabrics, especially protecting from heat, cutting and abrasion caused injuries, that we consider our distinctive core competence. And all our energy, all our creativity, as well as our highly specialized machinery are focused on producing the absolute pinnacle of quality in this very demanding and important field.
With our in-house laboratories, we are able to offer our customers both test and quality certificates on current orders including „Single roll testing”. Also we can do pre-tests there on product certification procedures, on new developments, or in case of official standard changes. Of course our laboratories will be constantly monitoring all legal and technical standards that apply in our product sector, both national and international, and whenever any of them will change, we will provide all the documents newly necessary for both our testings and our developings.
For all testings that we are not able to do ourselves or for which the proof of an accredited authority is required, we cooperate with well-known institutes national- and worldwide.
Our high-tech production is unique even within the sector of special textiles. With a machinery focused and specialized on processing p-aramid, we are able to supply niche products made from pure para- or meta-aramid spun yarns and from preox / p-aramid blends.
In the circular knitting we constantly produce more than 60 different special knitwear made of NOMEX®, KEVLAR® and many specially developed fiber blends and yarn constructions.
This combination of weaving and knitting technology enables the timely implementation of individual customer requirements.
In addition to active product development, the implementation of customer-related specifications has always been the calling card of our company.
The production of fabrics and knitted fabrics exclusively at the Hof site forms the basis for an article program with a wide range of finishing options, ranging from simple piece dyers to a wide range of PU, silicone and ceramic coatings, to laminated specialty products.
Our paralinex quilted lining, our ceramic-polymeric coating, our silicone-carbon coatings and our highly elastic aramid fabrics are just a few examples of our developments.
Always finding the best possible combinations for our core competencies in "heat, cutting and abrasion protection" has always been our prime ambition for our developments – 1997 in the first garage, today in modern industrial operation. Often we set milestones in the market for protective textiles. And that is our goal!
In September 1997 Dr. Peter Funke searched for one or two words to bundle all the knowledge and experience he had acquired in the course of his career; he came up with „inventor“ and „textile“ - that’s how his own company was founded, and how it was given the name INVENTEX®. By now it has become an internationally renowned brand constantly developing the most functional, innovative and technically refined fabrics, woven and knitted from aramid fibres such as Kevlar®, Nomex®, PBI®, Twaron® or Conex®, many of which are patented. Inventex products are highly sought after, and are currently used in more than 25 countries around the globe.
INVENTEX® SPEZIALTEXTILWERK FUNKE in Hof still is on duty and our team is at your disposal for any requests. For any contact please use our email-adresses. STAY HEALTHY!
Also in this year we have donated to the help for children. From this money, they buy teddy bears for children at a police, fire-brigade or ambulance operation. November 2019
Die Belegschaft des INVENTEX Spezialtextilwerks
Funke trauert um Ihre Senior-Chefin
Frau Barbara Funke
Barbara Funke ist am 25.08.2019
im Alter von 57 Jahren verstorben.
Sie wird uns immer in guter Erinnerung bleiben.