Why
Fiber-Shield
Industries Inc.?

We do one thing extremely well: We create B-to-B specialty protection products for a full-range of materials. We support our customers every step of the way. Product performance, in both water- and solvent-based versions, delights our customers. Batch consistency and on-time delivery are assured.

We meet or exceed the requirements of some of the most demanding customers in the world. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what customers say about us.

Our videos for professionals in Textiles; Glass; Leather; Auto; Marine; Fire Retardants; Metal/Fiberglass; Masonry/Concrete – demonstrate our products’ performance.


2019

In the first quarter of ’19 alone, the company made four important announcements. First, the company launched the professional grade FAST-KLEEN, which cleans carpet and rug spots and stains. This water-based spot cleaner, available in both BOV spray and non- aerosol squirt bottle, is ideal for water-safe carpets. Next, the company announced its latest super-hydrophobic treatment for carpets and rugs – KARPETCRYL SISAL STAIN REPELLENT – for industry professionals. This newest carpet protector comes less than a year after the worldwide debut of KARPETCRYL® VISCOSE. Then, the company launched its super-hydrophobic leather and suede soil , stain and water repellent – SUEDECRYL – to industry professionals worldwide. This powerful new protection for suede, nubuck and non-top coated, or open-faced, leathers is ideal for products in a variety of markets, including footwear, apparel and furniture. Just weeks later, the company announced that all its superhydrophobic products have been certified free of all PFOs, PFOAs, PFAS, or PBDEs (based on independent lab results).

2018

The company’s proven, high- performance products have earned more than an estimated $3 billion in global sales, at-retail, since its beginnings in 1979.  More exciting products are in the R&D pipeline, and that means enhanced ROI for customers of Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc.

2017

Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc. introduces KARPETCRYL®, a super hydrophobic carpet and rug treatment for industry professionals, in multi-formats – including aerosol.  This powerful new protection is ideal for wool, nylon and modern polymers.

2016

The company launches a new nano technology glass treatment that harnesses the effectiveness of the company’s super-hydrophobic research.  Ideal for the automotive aftermarket, the glass treatment actually adheres to the glass, for long-lasting water-repellency.

2007

Company introduces first 100% water based, water repellent coating for glass.

2004

Company introduces a water based, scratch resistant glass coating.

2003

Company certifies their fire retardants to be PBDE free.

2001

Company certifies their textile protection products to be PFOA free.

1999

Company launches leather protection and maintenance products.

1998

Company certifies their textile protection products to be PFOS free.

1992

The company creates its 100th B-to-B protective product.

1987

Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc. begins development of super-hydrophobic coatings.  These create an almost imperceptible thin layer of air on top of a surface, and cause liquids to bead.  Thus, potential stains can be wiped away before they are absorbed by material fibers. In addition, the Company develops the first air curing water based textile protector for on site furniture applications.

1986

Company chairs the Joint Industry Fabric Standards Committee for the next 6 years.

1983

Produces the first Automotive paint sealer that provides corrosion resistance, high paint gloss, and extreme longevity.

1982

Produces first on-site fire retardant that does not change the hand (or, “feel”) of textiles.

1979

The company pioneered Retail Applied Fabric treatments to furniture stores.

1979

Manny Vickers

With his wife, Connie, Vickers launches Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc., with a $500 investment.  He invents – personally and, later, with members of his staff – hundreds of protective products, many of which are still in use today.