Rubber-coated textiles have come a long way since your old raincoat. Today, Highland engineers fabrics for tire reinforcement, power transmission, timing belts and mechanical rubber applications such as packing, seals, diaphragms and specialty hose applications. Additionally, Highland provides non-sticking, reusable liner fabrics that provide superior durability and are used in rubber-manufacturing facilities worldwide.


  • Non air-wicking
  • Superior rubber adhesion
  • Superior strength and flexibility
  • Low noise and vibration
  • Heat and pressure resistance

Our processes can transform a variety of substrate materials—including nylon, polyester or polypropylene—into flexible, impermeable products. We have in-house expertise in both the fabric forming and solvent coating necessary to achieve consistent, superior results.

Fabric-coating compounds can include EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, HNBR, RFL, RFN, natural rubber or silicone—whatever best matches your critical use standards.

For power transmission, Highland can meet your needs with HiFlexTM shifted angle base fabrics ready for further processing in your facility. Highland has also long been known for our technical expertise in providing splice-free specialty coated fabrics ready to be made into belts.


  • Customized fill angle orientation - HiFlexTM shifted angle base fabrics
  • Product development
  • Fabric forming
  • Solvent coating


  • Tire reinforcement
  • Liners
  • Power transmission and timing belts
  • Gaskets, seals and airbrake diaphragms
  • Specialty hose applications

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