The original company, Amtex, was started in 1974 and was the originator of hosiery gussets made on large diameter knitting machines. Charles Flynt purchased Amtex from a NYSE traded company in 1985 and operated Amtex as a division of his larger privately held company. In 1990 the division was spun off as a separate entity.
Flynt Amtex, Inc. was able to continually develop new specialty fabrics and finishing and successfully grow the business. Today Flynt Amtex provides numerous fabric weights, wiper sizes, and cutting configurations to the Class 10 clean room or higher environments and pharmaceutical facilities.
In 1992, Flynt Amtex began providing contract cutting services to major children's wear and garment manufacturers such as: Oshkosh B'Gosh, William Carter, Bali, Hanes, Sara Lee, Fruit of the Loom, and VF Playwear. However, with the passage of new Import/Export laws this business has declined in activity and importance.
In 1995 Flynt Amtex started Tex–Care Medical as a division of Flynt Amtex, Inc. Its purpose was to provide seamless tubular knit components to the medical device industry. For more information on the products and services offered by Tex Care Medical please visit the division at www.texcaremedical.com.
In 2005 Flynt Amtex, Inc. opened a medical fabrics manufacturing company in Shanghai, China. This enabled Flynt Amtex, Inc. to partner with existing domestic medical customers and provide products in a just–in–time inventory system for Chinese manufacturing.
In 2006 Flynt Amtex, Inc. became a member of the Carriff Engineered Fabrics Corporation group of companies. This combination will allow Flynt Amtex, Inc. to further expand its manufacturing and marketing capabilities.