Martexin Original Wax is a cotton-based fabric infused with Martexin@ wax proprietary mixture, a unique formula that gives the fabric lifelong resistance to inclement weather, while the cotton fibers allow it to breathe. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina, which enhances the look of traditional outerwear, hats, and bags. The patina develops with more and more use, in the same manner that leather ages and burnishes with time.
The Martexin@formula consists of agricultural and pharmaceutical grade waxes, and is completely non-hazardous.
Martexin Original Wax is an authentic American product that has stood the test of time and has outfitted American workers farmers, explores, fighters, and outdoorsmen for many generations.
Martexin Original Wax uses tightly woven fabrics and is treated with the same Martexin@ formula that has been used for generations. The Martin family has been involved in the dyeing and finishing of textiles in the United States since 1838.
The method, application, and formula for the waxing process are tightly guarded family secrets, which have been passed down from father to son for seven generations. In 1930, the Martexin@ formula was registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect its identity from less effective imitators. However, in 1950, the family decided to eliminate hazardous solvents commonly used in the application of wax finishes, and a unique patentable applicator was developed.
As patents are available for public review, the family decided not to seek a patent to further cloak the unique process in secrecy.
Martexin Original Wax uses Martexin@finishing exclusively, as they are technically superior to other waxed fabrics in performance, longevity, and resistance to dryness. Martexin Original Wax is environmentally friendly and is available domestically from the same company that has supplied the United States market for over 160 years.