History2018-06-18T16:47:11+00:00

Our History

1987

Founded by Kay Adams in October

Tech Wear, Inc. was founded by Kay Adams in October of 1987 for the purpose of developing and marketing static control garments which met specific needs of the industry.  These products are necessary to prevent costly damage by static electricity to sensitive components used in the electronics, aerospace, communications and defense industries.

The products Tech Wear offers are recognized as a necessary part of a total static control program in the manufacturing of static-sensitive components and products such as computers, automobiles, medical equipment, aircraft, home appliances, communications equipment and military defense equipment, to name a few.

Since its beginning, Tech Wear has developed and introduced revolutionary new fabrics exclusively for Tech Wear use.  Prior to Tech Wear, most ESD garments contained conductive fibers containing stainless steel.  These fabrics became obsolete when it was recognized that the stainless steel fibers were breaking off and causing health issues as well as potential contamination problems in manufacturing.  Tech Wear introduced fabrics that contained conductive fibers made of carbon, which solved the problems caused by the stainless steel fibers.

Tech Wear has become the leader in the static control garment market by offering style choices and innovative options, which were developed as a result of customers needs.  Tech Wear also offers unique peripheral products used for static control, such as aprons, sleeve protectors, head covers, chair covers, equipment covers, draperies, etc.

1991

Developed and Introduced the First ESD Knit Cuff

In 1991, Tech Wear developed and introduced the first ESD knit cuff, which eliminated the necessity for an operator to wear a wrist strap for electrical grounding of static charges.  This has been a tremendous cost-saving factor to their customers.

Tech Wear was issued a patent for its “X2” garment, which is dual-monitor compatible.  This innovation is a major breakthrough for companies who are looking for a cost-effective means to regularly monitor and record the effectiveness of their personnel grounding system.  Sales of the patented “X2” garment continue to grow as the industry leans towards better controls and monitoring of static events.