Technology

Designed and used by NASA engineers.

Worn and tested by military personnel. 

SWX™ is a multifunctional protective textile for garments and accessories made from high strength fibers offering abrasion, laceration, penetration & flame resistance.

NASA INspired

Technologies Developed With NASA’s Mars Rover & Deep Space Programs

Shadow Works engineers have developed a one of a kind textile. Leveraging the experience and knowledge gained from working on the Mars Rover and Deep Space programs, SHADOW WORKS’ SWX™, SWXTech™, and SWXPro™ provide a line of multifunctional materials and lightweight exoskeleton composites.

 

What makes SWXTech™, SWX™, and SWXPro™ textiles unique is our approach to using commercially known fibers and materials commonly found in other applications, using them in unconventional combinations, constructions, and composites.

MODACRYLIC SYNTHETIC POLYMER BASE

DOUBLE KNIT

INTERLOCK TECHNIQUE

DUAL LAYER

GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

SPACE AGE TECHNOLOGY FOR OPERATORS

US Patent #62732577 / US Patent #504960233 / European Patent #18178368.9

SWX™ is a multifunctional protective textile for garments and accessories made from high strength fibers offering abrasion, laceration, penetration & flame resistance utilizing a multi-layered technique:

  • SWX™ combines a flame-resistant knitted outer layer, containing modacrylic fibers coupled with a penetration resistant knitted inner layer made from HNA filaments. 

  • SWX™ is constructed using a double-knit modified interlock construction, a process by which the two strands of yarn are knitted on one pair of needles. 

  • The double-knit interlock creates a fabric that has a tight ribbed appearance on both sides. It has excellent dimensional stability with no seam finishes preventing it from unraveling. 

  • SWX™, like all double knitted fabrics, is firm, stout, has low stretch and remains very resilient, making it an ideal candidate when designing a durable textile. 

VERSUS THE COMPETITION

Superior Performance vs Competition

  • The unique qualities of SWXTech™ combine to deliver superior performance in 6 key areas versus key competitors.

  • In addition, our fabric is breathable and washable resulting in a longer-lasting glove and a better overall experience.

Key Competitor Performance

  • Work gloves are typically designed for a single function, limiting their flexibility and functionality on the job.

  • Shadow Works gloves prove to be superior on all performance levels compared to competitive gloves.