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3TEX Introduces TheHARDHAT

02 March 2001

3TEX, Inc. a worldwide leader in developing next generation 3D fabrics and composites, today announced it will introduce TheHARDHAT, the next generation in ski helmet design at the SIA SnowSports Show 2001, from March 9-13 in Las Vegas, NV. TheHARDHAT will be introduced under the 3TEX PROTEXAL product line featuring the 3Weave Z Advantage. 3Weave is a 3TEX patented, high-speed 3D orthogonal process used in the production of reinforcements for advanced composite materials.

"I'm proud and very excited to introduce TheHARDHAT (http://www.thehardhat.com ) . Our design is unique and addresses skier's displeasure with helmets on the market today. Affording the wearer a flexible elastic custom fit, low bulk streamlined silhouette, superior stability, and total head surface ventilation with an "Air Matrix" mesh system. It is important for the consumer to realize TheHARDHAT's shell is made of 3Weave providing carbon fiber strength at half the price.

3TEX is a world leader in designing, engineering, and commercial production of "thick" industrial fabrics and "near net shape" composite preforms from its proprietary, high-speed 3Weave process. http://www.3TEX.com