The higher off the ground, the higher the bar for quality. Highland is proud to have been the exclusive supplier of woven rayon fabrics that formed the insulators for solid rocket nozzles on the Space Shuttle. We continue to manufacture them for similar aerospace needs today.


  • Thermal abilities
  • Performance

What began as an exclusive relationship with NASA more than 35 years ago has grown into a launching pad for new applications, including the solid rocket nozzles on Trident missiles.

Highland charts the yarn, production equipment and test results for every roll we produce to ensure strict adherence to our customers’ demanding quality standards.


  • Product development
  • Fabric forming
  • Aqueous coating
  • Solvent coating
  • Certifications and safety


  • Woven, shaped and carbonized into thermal rocket insulation


A Closer Look at Highland

When quality control means everything

Highland doesn’t simply deliver on our customers’ needs. We internalize them. "Good enough" is never good enough.  Learn more

If you can define a need, we can create a high-performance solution for it.

Every customer need is different. Satisfying those needs takes a culture, not a catalog.  Learn more

What do we live for? A challenge.

We’re out on the edge of materials science and engineering. Now, watch us go even farther.  Learn more

How do we define “clean”?

A little bit lab. A little bit factory. A little bit operating room. Our attention to detail starts with a new definition of "clean."  Learn more

Technical excellence is our standard

Technical challenges are our bread and butter. Please do feed the engineers.  Learn more