We deal with professionals and their tools.
As a professional who is wearing and accessing their gear
all day long, wear and tear, and banging and knocking their
tools and their tool belts through all kinds of weather
and temperature conditions is just par for the course. So,
when it came time to choose the material to use for our
modules, Duckbill's extensive research and testing found
that as good as leather is, there is a material that is
far superior. And that material is Nytek.
The same space-age chemistry used to develop
bulllet-proof glass and high performance aircraft components
has been successfully applied to fiber and textile engineering
to produce the outstanding characteristics of Nytek. The
sophisticated technology used to make Nytek has created
a product which is the closest reproduction to the natural
and complex structure of leather that exists today.
Nytek is not woven or knitted, rather super
thin nylon fibers are laid down in a random orientation
to produce an intricate webbed matrix. In fact, one ounce
of this nylon microfiber would be long enough to wrap around
the equator several times. These specially-formed, high
performance nylon fibers are nearly indistringuishable from
the collagen fibers of leather.
This innovative technological achievement has resulted in
a product which is both lighweight and inherently strong.
This microfiber matrix formation is in fact stronger than
leather on a strength to weight basis. Genuine leather having
the same tensile strength would weigh nearly three times
Like leather, Nytek is dense as well as microporous, allowing
water vapor and heat to pass through. Because Nytek is breathable,
heat is dissipated in warm weather and retained in cold
weather. The nylon composition gives the material the same
permeability to air and moisture found in high quality leathers.
Like fine glove leather, Nytek offers outstanding durability
and tremendous flexibility. The inherent features of nylon
allow it to be the perfect material to meet those demanding
applications where comfort and performance are paramount.
The ease of cleanability which has been a hallmark of the
nylon fiber story is an integral part of Nytek.