We believe that when we prioritize the quality of our products and build relationships that last, sales will follow. To us, this is about more than just profit. We make it possible for workers across North America to go home to their families injury-free each night, and we take a great deal of pride in that.

Our History

Spinning business known as Harrap Brothers, producing wool yarns was founded in West Yorkshire, England.
The business transferred to our current site in West Yorkshire, England where it has been for 126 years.
Brand name ‘Sirdar’ meaning leader was adopted, following Lord Kitchener’s appointment as Sirdar of the Egyptian Army.
Acquisition of Tilsa Yarns. Manufacturing hosiery and fashion yarns on site in Wakefield.
Tilsatec established as a Technical Division of Sirdar PLC. Technical yarn and fabric manufacturing commenced.
Tilsatec Rhino® brand created to market the range of cut resistant hand and arm protection and inherently FR workwear.
First major Tilsatec customer acquired in the UK.
Tilsatec awarded Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Innovation category for the successful development and commercialization of the Tilsatec Rhino yarn. Award presented by HRH Princess Anne.
Tilsatec North America established in Ontario, Canada to service the USA and Canada.
Launch of Rhinoguard range of cut, puncture and needlestick PPE in Europe, USA and Canada.
Restructuring of Tilsatec North America operations. HQ established in USA and 2 distribution hubs in US and Canada.
Tilsatec North America established sales representation in Mexico.
Launch of General Purpose Hand Protection range in USA, Canada and Mexico.
Tilsatec acquired new manufacturing and warehousing facilites in Eupora, MS.
Tilsatec continues expansion and coverage in USA.


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TTP230CRFR Series - USA Modifications

Base Glove TTP230CRFR Features & Benefits ANSI Cut Level A6 ANSI 4 Puncture FR + Arc Rated  Hi-Vis Safety Message Premium Goatskin USA Cuff Modifications TTP230CRFR-GC5 Design Purpose 5" Gauntlet Cuff - Welding & Grinding Applications ANSI A6 Cut Level...

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Understanding ANSI/ISEA Impact Standards

Over the last few years we have seen several changes to the ANSI standards for hand protection.  The newest addition to the standard being ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 or American National Standard for Performance and Classification for Impact-Resistant Gloves.  As I talk with...

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NEXT GENERATION CUT RESISTANCE  Cut, puncture and abrasion–resistant Chaps protect your body from high-risk hazards Critical wear & hazard areas we have designed a replaceable panel system that performs at ANSI Level A8 cut–resistance and ANSI Level 5 puncture-resistance (dual...

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