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Tuff Temp Corp.

3788 Sterner Mill Road, 18951 Quakertown, PA
Telephone +1 215 3229670
Fax +1 215 3223905

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.07  Equipment for glass tube production

Equipment for glass tube production

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.11  Auxiliary products
  • 02.11.01  Tools


  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.11  Auxiliary products
  • 02.11.02  Spare parts and consumables

Spare parts and consumables

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.11  Auxiliary products
  • 02.11.03  Insulating materials

Insulating materials

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.03  Automotive glass
  • 03.03.04  Tools


Our products

Product category: Equipment for glass tube production


TUFF TEMP manufactures two distinct product lines of seamless tubular textile products, which are ideal for use as high temperature roller covers. 

Since the mid-1970's TUFF TEMP has manufactured and supplied a unique seamless woven Kevlar Tubing, and we have now recently developed a unique heavyweight knitted tubular product called TUFFNIT.

Both our woven tubing, and our TUFFNIT tubing, are manufactured in a wide variety of Inside Diameter (I.D.) sizes to fit your particular rollers. For any size not readily available from our extensive inventory list, our staff of highly skilled Textile Engineers can custom develop a high performance tubing to fit your particular roller specifications.

As with our lines of high temperature resistant conveyor belting, tapes, and fabricated wear pads, TUFF TEMP seamless tubing exhibits superior temperature resistance, outstanding durability, and is completely non-marking on your product. All TUFF TEMP tubing has been engineered and designed to deliver the absolute longest material wear life, enabling your plant to achieve the longest continuous production runs, with far less costly maintenance down time.

Within the glass industry, TUFF TEMP tubing has long been used as protective roller covers within the hot end of automotive glass bending and tempering ranges. TUFF TEMP tubing is used as a protective roller covering on press bending rollers, blasthead rollers, and cooling rollers.

TUFF TEMP seamless tubing is currently being used by many of the world's largest flat glass manufacturers. In addition, TUFF TEMP tubing is also supplied OEM to many of the leading manufacturers of horizontal bending and tempering range equipment.

Our TUFF TEMP seamless woven tubing and TUFFNIT tubing are the ideal protective covering for your rollers because:

TUFF TEMP tubing has proven temperature resistance up to 1350º F 732º C, making it ideal to handle the higher temperatures experienced in the press bending section of the range

Using large mechanically enhanced Kevlar yarns, TUFF TEMP tubing has superior cut resistance, so it better resists tearing from glass breakage – a common failure point amongst competing roller cover materials

TUFF TEMP seamless tubing adheres well to your rollers with virtually no slack or creases, providing superior optics on the hot glass

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Product category: Spare parts and consumables


TUFF TEMP Corp. has designed and developed a family of unique high temperature resistant belting products that are ideal for use as conveyor belting within the hot end of primary glass plants and aluminum extrusion plants

For conveyance applications in severe manufacturing processes such as hot glass and / or hot aluminum, conveyor belting must exhibit superior temperature resistance, superior cut and abrasion resistance, and superior mechanical performance. Conveyor belting must also be totally non-marking and be safe for the finish quality of the customer's product.

We understand that our customers are typically running their manufacturing plants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Any downtime that the customer experiences in manufacturing is unrecapturable, permanently lost revenue. With that mindset, our focus is to supply the longest lasting, most durable conveyor belts in the world, so that our customers can achieve the longest continuous production runs, with minimal costly maintenance down-time. 

TUFF TEMP's line of conveyor belting products has been uniquely engineered to meet all of these criteria, and it is our mission to provide our customers with the absolute longest belting wear life.

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Product category: Insulating materials


TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes are used as a spiral wrap on the quench rolls of horizontal tempering ranges. Our TUFF TEMP Roller Tapes and Ropes are used to help convey and protect the hot glass during the rapid cool down process.

During the thermal tempering process glass is heated up in the range at temperatures nearing the melting point. Soon thereafter the glass exits the furnace and is rapidly quenched with cool air to strengthen it. As the glass exits the furnace it is conveyed over a series of cold metal rollers. These quench rollers are spirally wrapped with our TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes or Ropes, to prevent the still hot glass from picking up unacceptable thermal checks.

Today, TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes are supplied to most of the world's largest horizontal tempering range manufacturers. Our customers include the leading horizontal tempering range OEM's in all corners of the world. In addition to supplying the OEM's, TUFF TEMP CORP. also directly supplies numerous secondary glass tempering companies. Our global customers include many of the world's largest flat glass manufacturers as well as many small and mid-size companies as well. Whether a multi-billion dollar multinational company, or a small local startup, all TUFF TEMP customers are treated with the highest level of customer service.

TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes have become the industry standard for flat glass manufacturers and horizontal tempering range OEM's because our Tapes and Ropes have consistently proven to offer unmatched wear life and durability.

In addition to superior wear life, TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and square braided Kevlar Ropes offer several performance advantages over other competing roller wrap materials:

Competing roller wrap materials that are round braided ropes, tend to flatten out and get elliptical, especially when running heavier weight glass. This usually leads to uneven roller heights throughout the quench section, causing the glass to skew during processing. TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and square braided Kevlar Ropes resist deformation and maintain a consistent roller height throughout the range, even after extended use with running heavier weight glass.

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About us

Company details

TUFF TEMP CORP. was formed in 1974. At that time the United States was realizing the health risks inherent in the use and handling of asbestos, and government health agencies soon mandated the elimination of all asbestos related products. This created a need within the glass industry, where asbestos had long been used as a heat resistant material within the hot end of many manufacturing plants.

TUFF TEMP CORP. helped solve the problem of replacing asbestos by developing a family of high quality, ultra high temperature resistant non-asbestos conveyor belting, narrow tapes & ropes, seamless tubing and fabricated pad products (under the trade names of TUFF TEMP and HiTemp)

Each of our densely woven TUFF TEMP and HiTemp products have been uniquely engineered to meet the critical needs of handling hot end manufacturing processes such as primary and secondary glass manufacturing, and soft and hard alloy aluminum extruding. TUFF TEMP has proven temperature resistance up to 1400º F / 760º C, and our HiTemp line of products has shown even greater temperature resistance. TUFF TEMP in particular is very effective in high wear applications, where fiberglass and other more brittle high temperature materials are inadequate. HiTemp products are more ideal for static, ultra high temperature pad and gasketing applications.

Over the past 30 years, TUFF TEMP CORP. has become a global supplier and today we are the world leader in manufacturing and supplying heat and abrasion resistant textile products. Today, our various products have become the world standard for hot end handling and conveyance.

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