Amatex Corporation was founded in 1950 in Norristown, Pennsylvania as the American Asbestos Textile Corporation. Amatex manufactured textiles, including asbestos cloth, yarn, lap, thread and cord. Amatex focused its production on fiberglass textiles suited for high temperatures. In 1962, Amatex acquired an additional plant in Meredith, New Hampshire. Amatex Corporation still exists today and continues to produce textiles, but no longer uses asbestos.

Amatex used asbestos in its textiles due to asbestos’ heat resistant properties. Asbestos was also affordable and strengthened the textiles. Amatex produced textiles such as broad-woven cloth and narrow textiles. Amatex products were used in automotive assembly, shipbuilding, chemical plants, gas utilities, electrical power production, industrial insulation, and welding.  Amatex factory workers were at high risk of asbestos exposure. Other workers who used Amatex products were also at risk of asbestos exposure.

Amatex Textiles with Asbestos Fibers include:

  • Amatex Asbestos Woven Tape
  • Asbestos Cloth
  • Asbestos Cord
  • Asbestos Lap
  • Asbestos Rope
  • Asbestos Roving
  • Asbestos Tape
  • Asbestos Thread
  • Asbestos Tubing
  • Asbestos Wick
  • Asbestos Yarn
  • Braids
  • Carded Asbestos Fiber (contained 100% chrysotile asbestos)
  • Insulation Pads
  • Insulation Mats
  • Gaskets
  • Quietline
  • Rope
  • Safecote (contained 80% chrysotile asbestos)
  • Tapes
  • Thermolan 26
  • Titegrip

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Due to the volume of claims from former Amatex employees and users of Amatex products, Amatex filed for bankruptcy in 1982. Amatex’s bankruptcy plan created a trust fund of $16 million for future asbestos claims. The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information about the type and variety of asbestos-containing products manufactured at Amatex.  It is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer.  If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos at Amatex, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights