At Sekisui Voltek, we create the cross-linked, closed-cell polyolefin foams that make your ideas a reality. As a recognized innovator with 50 years of experience, we’ve brought our solutions to industries that have helped create new and revolutionized product designs within each of them. We strive for excellence through the spirit of teamwork and are guided by the following principles: Service, Speed and Superiority.
We create products that address needs – your needs and those of your customers. We have three main product lines: Volara, Volextra, VolaraBLOCK, and our access to a global network of Sekisui companies expands the solutions we can bring to you. We can modify elements of our products – such as resin selection, additives, foaming technologies, crosslinking parameters, density, and thickness – so we can do whatever it takes to help you solve your challenges. We’ll even create a new product designed specifically for it if necessary.
Sekisui Voltek has manufacturing facilities in Michigan, and sales offices located throughout the United States, making us the leading manufacturer of cross-linked polyolefin foam in North America. As a High-Performance Plastics Company within Sekisui, we are an integral part of a worldwide network dedicated to problem solving, continuous improvement and complete customer satisfaction. Our own expertise is augmented by that of the other Sekisui companies, giving you the benefit of more brilliant minds than you ever thought possible.
Why bridge owners & port authorities trust Hardwire:
A CUSTOM APPROACH.
We analyze the threats of interest to your project so we can appropriately identify the materials needed and design the system to integrate on to the final structure, whether it is new or existing. Throughout this design process, all of your requirements are considered, including the weight, size, protection level, environment, and vibration of the overall system.
In addition to 3D Modeling and Simulation, Hardwire is also an industry leader in testing (from fire to blast to ballistics to cutting) and validation, with comprehensive in-house capabilities. We have invested extensively in the tools and facilities required to validate our solutions and demonstrate that our systems meet or exceed all customer requirements.
Hardwire has been the go-to armor supplier on more than a dozen bridge hardening projects—because quality, delivery, and experience are paramount. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with government entities, bridge engineers, and contractors to develop, test, manufacture, and install turnkey solutions for fire, cutting, blast, fragmentation, and ballistic threats.
Hardwire's manufacturing facilities are located in Pocomoke City Maryland—with over 130,000 square feet total, and approximately 30,000 square feet dedicated to bridge armor manufacturing, Our precision manufacturing equipment and ISO-compliant quality procedures ensure the right part is delivered to you the first time, every time.
SAFETY ACT DESIGNATION.
After extensive review of our infrastructure armor products, the Department of Homeland Security awarded Hardwire its second renewal of its SAFETY Act Designation, which will expire on May 31, 2023.
PARTNERED FOR SUCCESS.
Hardwire and Structural Technologies have worked together to develop, test, manufacture, and install turnkey solutions for fire, cutting, blast, fragmentation, environmental, and ballistic threats.