What We Do
Advanced Solutions for Complex Challenges
Since 1955 Swift Textile Metalizing has provided advanced conductive fabrics and dynamic application solutions for mission-critical aerospace, defense and commercial applications.
We enable our clients to achieve success through meaningful collaboration, leveraging our decades of experience, core technologies and innovative engineering.
Industry leadership through innovation
STM’s mission is to continually improve on our industry leadership through consistent innovation. We are committed to delivering the best solutions for our clients while maintaining the highest standards in product performance, service and on-time delivery.
Who We Serve
Critical industries and market sectors
STM has a strong reputation and a proven track record of delivering advanced materials and solutions for critical applications where uncompromising performance is required for mission success. Industries served by STM include:
• Architectural shielding
Proprietary EnCap™ Manufacturing Process
Our proprietary metalizing process results in electrically conductive materials that are lightweight and flexible with limitless application potential.
STM materials deliver best-in-class conductivity, durability, reliability and repeatability for maximum performance and lifecycle value.
In the years prior to our formal establishment in 1955, STM partnered with the U.S. military to provide a more durable, cost-effective solution for aerial target practice through the use of conductive textiles. Sustainable aerial target practice was a key activity in establishing the air superiority of U.S. aircraft and service members in the earliest days of radar technology.
As the discovery and study of radar technology began, it was common practice for military aircraft to tow fiberglass decoy aircraft for use during aerial target practice. This method was expensive and presented safety hazards for the lead towing aircraft. Conductive materials – specifically, fabric - could be seen by radar and towed at a much safer distance. Using excess factory capacity, STM began metalizing textiles to be used as aerial tow targets.
As a result of that success and commitment to excellence, STM began to regularly serve the Aerospace, Defense, Medical, and Telecommunications industries. By 2011, STM achieved AS9100 certification, affirming our commitment to quality. In 2014, STM expanded its physical footprint, adding 10,000 ft² of space dedicated to supporting Aerospace and Defense customers.
With a strong focus on innovation, engineering, and customer involvement, STM has become a trusted provider of standard and custom conductive fabrics and solutions for aerospace, defense, and commercial applications.
STM currently operates in a dedicated 30,000 ft² facility located just north of Hartford, CT in the heart of Connecticut’s Aerospace Alley. At STM, employees are trained to the AS9100D & ISO9001:2015 quality management system to ensure quality product is manufactured safely and delivered on time to all customers for any application. STM is compliant with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations) requirements.