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Visit Tektite and Tekna at Upcoming Trade Shows and Events:

DSEI, Defense & Security Equipment International Exhibition. 10-13 September 2019 Excel Center, London, USA Pavilion, N4-290

International Disaster Response Expo 3-4 December 2019  Booth R40, Olympia, London, UK

SHOT Show, The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show  and Conference, January 21-24 2020. Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV, Booth 6110

Atlantic City Boat Show®, February 26 - March 1, 2020, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ, booth 348, Sirius Signal/Tektite

Greater Philadelphia BOATSHOW, EXPO CENTER at Oaks, March 6-8, 2020

CANCELLED-Saltwater Fishing Expo, March 13-15, 2020,
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ, Booth 409

POSTPONED, TBD-Made in New Jersey, March 26,2020, State Capitol Building, Trenton, NJ

 Beneath the Sea,March 12-14, 2021,   Meadowlands Convention Center, Seacaucus, NJ. See us at Booth number 513 - Cave Training Mexico, our MX distributor.

 POSTPONED to September 26 & 27- Lehigh Valley Knife Show, April 18 & 19, Charles Chrin Community Center,  Easton, PA

BOOTH Cancelled-SEE YOU IN JUNE 2021. BLADE Show, World's largest knife show. NEW DATES, August 7-9, 2020Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA, Booth  2313. 

 DEMA, Diving Equipment and Marketing Assoc. (Charter Member). November 16-19, 2021 - Las Vegas, NV

SHOT Show, The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show  and Conference, January 19-22 2021. Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV, Booth 6110

IDEX-THE INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE  21 - 25 February 2021, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates


Tektite Announces Manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment

May 6, 2020. For Immediate Release
TRENTON, N.J. – Tektite Industries is pleased to announce that it has partially retooled its manufacturing facility in order to produce Face Masks and Face Shields.
Tektite is now in production of polycarbonate Reusable Face Shields using the specifications that have been provided by Johns Hopkins University Hospital. We are also producing Disposable Face Shields made out of Polypropylene, to the same design.
In addition, Tektite is now producing filter fabric Face Masks made of soft non-woven material with low breathing resistance. Our new Face Masks provide advanced particle filtration.
Tektite is also working closely with the National Institute of Standards (NIST) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the NJMEP, in their ongoing effort to provide testing supplies for molded test kit test tubes in response to the Covid-19 testing increases.
Tektite has remained open as an essential defense supplier and NJ manufacturer. We are continuing production of our normal product line.

We are pleased to announce Our certification as a Green company- we've been one for 28 years!

Recycling

We're Green AGAIN!
April 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TEKTITE INDUSTRIES Recognized and renewed as a New Jersey Sustainable Business for third year.

Small businesses across New Jersey are starting to save money, share their successes and inspire other businesses by implementing sustainable business best practices. Joining this list, TEKTITE INDUSTRIES, located in Trenton, New Jersey, became one of the first businesses in the state to be recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business.

In August of 2014, the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) launched the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry. The registry is an Internet site where businesses that have implemented sustainable business practices can register their achievements and be recognized.

TEKTITE achieved recognition because, as a company, they practice energy conservation and recycling. They:
- Use recycled paper products when possible.
- Reuse or recycle their industrial scrap.
- Reuse or recycle their incoming packing materials and cartons.
- Use energy-efficient lighting.
- Use energy-saving machinery controls.
- Use single-stream recycling dumpsters.
- Equipment is used in their manufacturing processes to conserve and recycle coolant water, heating their building, conserving fresh water, and reducing liquid waste.

Some of TEKTITE products are designed to directly reduce the amount of plastic and/or hazardous waste:
- The Mark-Lite product line provides an environmentally friendly Chemical Lightstick Alternative™. Plus, the Mark-Lite helps reduce operation cost by 80% as well. Many Diving resort destinations have banned the use of chemical sticks as a result of TEKTITE offering a reusable alternative.
- Their ELZ, Traffic Strobes, and Marine SOS strobe products reduce or eliminate the need for chemical incendiary flares, reducing hazardous combustion products, and hazardous waste of date-expired, unused flares.

TEKTITE efforts resulted in the reduction of wastewater, landfill volume, and energy savings.
New achievements include 1 Million Pyrotechnic Flares (That’s 300,000 lb. of hazardous waste expired flares) out of landfills/Circulation. Due to the Increased Popularity of Sirius Signal’s Electronic Flares. See https://siriussignal.com/1-million-pyrotechnic-flares-out-…/ We manufacture and helped develop this product for Sirius Signal See our website: http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php…

Tektite was founded on green/sustainable principles in 1990. They are concerned about the environment and are committed to improving the Earth's environmental condition.

Tektite Releases New Pocket-Size LED Emergency Strobe

Tektite Industries continues to augment their line of market-leading strobes and signaling devices with the unveiling of the Tektite M1 Strobe.

The Tektite M1 Strobe is a high-intensity, pocket-size LED emergency strobe beacon. It takes the best aspects of the Tektite Mark-Lite series and the Tektite M3 Strobe to create a compact, high-intensity LED strobe that is perfect for emergency location marking use. The M1 Strobe is incredibly compact and reliable; boasting a lamp life of 10,000+ hours and using a simple twist-on, rotary switch for activation. This double O-ring sealed, waterproof strobe has a depth rating of 1,000 feet (333 m) and will run for over 50+ hours on a fresh set of two 3.6v 1/2AA-size Lithium batteries. Optional lens colors are available and a bungee wrist lanyard is included.

The new Tektite M1 Strobe is available now direct from Tektite. For more information on the M1 Strobe, other new products from Tektite, or to place an order, visit our website www.TEK-TITE.com.

 

Tektite Announces Sweeping Upgrades to ELZ Strobes and Kits

Tektite Industries is proud to announce sweeping LED upgrades to many of their flight ops products including the ELZ Strobe, ELZ Kit, Mini ELZ Kit, and their infrared equivalents.

The Tektite ELZ Strobe now features a high-intensity, multifunction 10-Watt LED strobe modules which help provide 5 times the battery life, 10 times the lamp life, better visibility range, improved flash rate, and twice the ruggedness of the older Xenon version.  Previously based on the Tektite Strobe 200, the ELZ Strobe is now based on the popular Strobe 3500 (3 C-cell Alkaline) to power the new LED strobe module. The multifunction LED strobe module can be used in flashing mode or steady mode and mode switching is done via a simple, reliable rotary switch so there is no fumbling around in the dark. This completely watertight strobe still utilizes the same weighted, spring-loaded base that keeps the strobe upright on all surfaces even in heavy winds and rotor wash. Optional lens colors are still available. All of these same upgrades have also been made to the Tektite IR ELZ Strobe.

The Tektite ELZ Kit includes these new strobes and they are now packed in a rugged Nanuk 945 equip case. The ELZ Strobe still folds flat for easy storage. These same changes have also been made to the Tektite IR ELZ Kit.

The Tektite Mini ELZ Kit has also been upgraded to LED which boasts improved flash rate, lamp life, and durability compared to the previous Xenon version. The strobes in these kits now feature high-intensity, 7-Watt LED strobe modules which are far more durable than their Xenon predecessors since there are no fragile glass strobe tubes in these modules. The Mini ELZ Kit still features the same rugged backcountry case, ground stakes, and the availability of optional lens colors. All of these same upgrades have also been made to the Tektite IR Mini ELZ Kit.

 

Tektite Unveils Their First Ever Multifunction, High-Intensity LED

Multifunction, high-intensity LED strobes with improved brightness, battery life, and durability

    TRENTON, N.J. – (December 4, 2013) - Tektite Industries, Inc., a worldwide leader in LED flashlights, strobes, and other portable lighting technologies, is proud to announce their first ever multifunction, high-intensity, all-improved LED strobes: the Tektite® Strobe 3500 XL Expedition, Tektite® Strobe 3500, Tektite® M3 Strobe, and the TEKNA® Lite 6 Strobe.

All of Tektite's new high-intensity LED strobes now feature dual-function modules. These modules have two modes: flashing and steady. Use flashing mode just like a normal strobe. Use the steady mode for area lighting, as a backup light, or as a marker light.

These strobes feature blistering, high-intensity LED strobe modules that are even brighter than Tektite’s already market-leading Xenon strobes. The lamp life of each of these modules is 10,000+ hours so they will seldom, if ever, need replacement. Even the durability, already a hallmark of Tektite products, of these strobes has been improved since these LED strobes do not utilize the fragile glass strobe tubes used in Xenon strobes.

The Tektite® Strobe 3500 XL Expedition (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=Strobe_3500_XL_Expedition) is the brightest, most rugged, and shock resistant strobe we or anyone else makes. This multifunction, high-intensity LED strobe is visible for several miles (with a clear lens, conditions permitting) and flashes at initial flash rate of 120 flashes per minute (2 Hz) which is twice as many flashes per minute than our previous Xenon strobes. Along with our new multifunction LED module, this strobe features a battery housing that is computer machined from a solid bar of aircraft aluminum strong enough to be run over by a tank. Waterproof with double O-ring seals, the Strobe 3500 XL Expedition is dive rated to 2,500 feet (770 m) and will run for 100 hours in flashing mode (or 20 hours in steady mode) on a fresh set of three C-cell Alkaline batteries. The Strobe 3500 XL Expedition is also offered in an infrared (IR) version for government and military use (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=INFRARED_STROBE_3500_XL_EXPEDITION).

The Tektite® Strobe 3500 (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=STROBE_3500) is the polymer version of the Strobe 3500 XL Expedition and is crafted from the same durable ABS and LEXAN® as many of Tektite’s other military-tough products. This multifunction, high-intensity LED strobe is visible for several miles (with a clear lens, conditions permitting) and flashes at initial flash rate of 120 flashes per minute (2 Hz) which is twice as many flashes per minute than our previous Xenon strobes. Waterproof with double O-ring seals, the Strobe 3500 is dive rated to 500 feet (150 m) and will run for 100 hours in flashing mode (or 20 hours in steady mode) on a fresh set of three C-cell alkaline batteries. The Strobe 3500 is also offered in an infrared (IR) version for government and military use (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=INFRARED_STROBE_3500).

The Tektite® M3 Strobe (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=M3_Strobe) takes the best aspects of our Mark III series and Strobe 3500 to create a thin, rugged, powerful LED strobe that produces comparable light output to large Xenon strobes but without the fragile glass tubes. The M3 Strobe features a high-intensity, multifunction LED strobe module that is far brighter than the Tektite Mark III Strobe and about as bright as Tektite’s market-leading Xenon strobes but in a slim, three AA-cell Alkaline size body. This strobe is crafted from the same durable ABS and LEXAN® as many of Tektite’s other military-tough products and is visible for 1+ mile (with a clear lens, conditions permitting) above water.  Waterproof with double O-ring seals, the M3 Strobe is dive rated to 1,000 feet (333 m) and will run for 100+ hours in flashing mode (or 20 hours in steady mode) on a fresh set of three AA-cell alkaline batteries.

The TEKNA® Lite 6 Strobe (http://www.tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=TEKNA_Lite_6_Strobe) is a rugged, multifunction, high-intensity LED strobe that is light enough to float! The Lite 6 Strobe, weighing only 0.5 lbs. (0.31 kg), is crafted from the same durable ABS and LEXAN® as many of Tektite’s military-tough products and sports our new multifunction, high-intensity LED strobe module. This strobe is visible for several miles (with a clear lens, conditions permitting) and flashes at initial flash rate of 120 flashes per minute (2 Hz) which is twice as many flashes per minute than our previous Xenon strobes. Waterproof with double O-ring seals, the Lite 6 Strobe is dive rated to 500 feet (150 m) and will run for 20+ hours in flashing mode (or 3 hours in steady mode) on a fresh set of two CR123A Lithium batteries.

 

TEKNA Sports Division of Tektite Unveils New Lite 6

Powerful LED flashlight that floats

    TRENTON, N.J. – (December 12, 2012) - Industry leader in innovation Tektite Industries, Inc. introduces the game-changing TEKNA® Lite 6, which boasts a powerful LED in a flashlight that is light enough to float.

The Lite 6 is a huge step forward in the field of compact LED flashlights as it provides more light than lanterns five times as large and heavy. Weighing only about a half-pound and 5.7 inches long, the Lite 6 provides 240 Lumens of power from two CR123A 3-volt Lithium batteries. The Lite 6 utilizes specialized optics that produces an ultra-tight six-degree beam pattern that is great for cutting through smoke and fog. Constructed of durable ABS and Lexan® the Lite 6 is waterproof and, with its double O-ring seals, is depth rated to 500 feet (150 m). This flashlight makes for a great backup dive light with its 3-hour burn time or is also great for those who want a rugged, powerful light without compromising pack weight and size.

 

Tektite Announces Ocean Edge Titanium Limited Edition Dive Knife Gift Box

    TRENTON, N.J. – (December 12, 2012) - Just in time for the holidays, Tektite Industries, Inc. introduces the Ocean Edge™ Titanium Limited Edition Gift Box featuring a new take on a storied dive knife. This gift box features a TEKNA® Ocean Edge™ Titanium Limited Edition dive knife and a free TEKNA® Xtra Edge™ keyring knife in an attractive case for only $199.95.

The Ocean Edge™ Dive Knife has always been a favorite among divers because of its versatile design and solid, one-piece construction. The Titanium Limited Edition improves on this classic, ever-popular dive knife by keeping it simple: take our proven dive knife and offer it in one of the strongest metals available. Each knife comes with a quick thumb release ABS sheath; quick release/adjust Velcro leg straps, and a belt clip conversion kit. Every knife is individually serial numbered and is carefully crafted by the most experienced blade maker in the USA.

The Xtra Edge™ is a superb choice as a watersports, pocket, neck, or keyring knife. The blade is crafted from 420HC stainless steel to provide increased toughness, better edge holding, and is unobtrusively stored in a twist-loc sheath. The sheath/handle is made with TEKNALON CFTRP, our propriety fiber as well as Titanium reinforced engineering polymer to provide enhanced durability and strength. It includes a nickel-plated carabineer-type keyring.

 

Tektite Industries Releases Landing Strip Light Kits

Tektite Landing Strip Light Kit solves long-time issue for underdeveloped runways

     TRENTON, N.J. – Tektite Industries, Inc. continues to push the envelope of landing light solution innovations by releasing their highly anticipated Landing Strip Light Kits. 

A further development of Tektite’s ELZTM Kits (NSN 6230-01-524-9261 Standard/NSN 6230-01-532-0285 Infrared), which are already in use worldwide by numerous agencies, the Landing Strip Light Kit offers a 40-light and 10-light solution kit that can be customized with additional lights for use in expeditionary, improvised or temporary airfields of any size.

The Landing Strip Light Kit includes 40 Landing Strip/Runways Lights, which is enough to illuminate a 4,000’ runway if placed at typical intervals (maximum 200’ apart). The lights come packed in a rugged, wheeled, carrying case that provides ease for both storage and set-up. As few as two people can perform set-up of the kit in a few minutes.

Tektite’s other offering for smaller runways are the Landing Strip Light Kit Jr., which comes with 10 Landing Strip/Runway Lights packed in a durable carrying case. The 10 lights included in the Light Kit Jr. are enough to light up a 900’ runway if placed at typical intervals (maximum 200’ apart).

Available in the both visible and infrared light spectrum, these waterproof lights emit a powerful 43.4 Lumen white light generated from a 14-LED array. With three C-cell Alkaline batteries, it provides burn times of over 20 hours with a 10,000+ hour bulb life. Constructed out of ABS with a LEXAN® lens, these lights can stand up in high winds and propeller wash with their spring-loaded, vinyl-coated lead base, which also allows the light to fold up for easy storage.

 

The Spy Wares of a Real Life Q

Click on the image below to see the MSN.COM slideshow about TEKNA's founder, Ralph Osterhout, "Spy Wares of a Real-Life Q"; cool stuff!

MSN slideshow: The Spy Wares of a real life Q
MSN slideshow: The Spy Wares of a real life Q.
 

 

 

Tektite strobes probe the Aegean Sea in "Titanic's Tragic Sister", on The History Channel

The Britannic is the larger sister of the ill-fated Titanic. Converted to a hospital ship for WWI, on November 21, 1916, Britannic was steaming through the Kea Channel in the Aegean when an explosion ripped through the ship causing the world's largest ocean liner to sink in 400 feet of water. Famous New Jersey wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler (hosts of "Deep Sea Detectives", Shadow Divers, U-869) lead an expedition to unravel this mystery of the Britannic's final hour. Tektite Strobes can be seen in several shots on the mooring buoy down-line at the decompression stops. Our strobes were also "off screen", but essential, during the tense scene in boiler room #6. While 100 feet inside the wreck, and 400' down, the penetration dive had to be aborted when the visibilty dropped to zero during the "silt out". Our strobes safely guided the divers back to the exit.