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About Kleinert's - Company History & More

Isaak B. Kleinert invented the perspiration protection category as well as the incontinence category soon after he founded Kleinert's, Inc. in 1869 in College Point, NY. It was then known as I.B. Kleinert's Rubber Company and headquartered in New York. Isaak Kleinert was a prolific inventor and outstanding merchant.His inventions include many products still in common use today including the shower cap, the shower curtain, the dress shield, the garment shield, the waterproof baby pant, the sanitary pant, and many other products..

During the late 1800s-1930s, the company grew into a truly international operation with facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. During World War 2 Kleinert's was a supplier to the US Air Force producing rubber life rafts for our airmen who were forced to ditch their planes into the ocean.

During the 1970’s to 1990’s Kleinert’s grew with large manufacturing facilities producing children's blanket sleepers and playwear products as well as footwear. It also served most department stores and mass retail chains in the United States which of which had large notions departments.

It was during this period that Kleinert’s developed its mail order clients and that business flourished. However, with the development of the internet in the mid-1990's, we recognized an opportunity to sell directly to our consumers and launched our website. Kleinert’s, however, continued serving our retail stores across the county, our notions distributors and developed its consumer direct business.

In 1987 Hygienics Industries was awarded a grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners to further its goals and projects.

Since 2003 Kleinert's has added many new and advanced disposable and reusable products for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and incontinence. Today we serve tens of thousands of consumers worldwide as well as our traditional trade accounts.

Kleinert’s is privately owned and managed by Mr. Michael Brier who manages the continued growth of Kleinert's.

Kleinert’s produces the largest selection of products for excessive sweating in the world! Some of our customers today include Broadway shows, movie sets, US cadets at West Point, choirs, operas, and uniform companies and more.

We are direct manufacturers located in the small town of Elba, Alabama where we employ only American workers. All of our products are made in America and we support local jobs.

We try to make everyone satisfied through our myriad of products which save the consumers money from dry cleaning but also enhances their lifestyle and extends the useful life of their clothing.

We are constantly researching new fabrics and design techniques to contribute to the benefit of our consumer products. Our patents include two for an advanced fabric treatment called Fabrapel which uniquely provides fluid-resistance, stain-resistance, and odor-resistance to any fabric making it a noiseless, protective barrier. Additionally a patent for hyperhidrosis using a 15% aluminum chloride ingredient with which we produce a wipe called Dry Body for excessive sweating. These are successfully sold to dermatologists, podiatrists and to consumers worldwide.

The future of Kleinert's is strong and with continued innovative products which can further benefit people, we expect continued success. Please call us with any questions or comments regarding our products;
Toll-Free: 1-800-498-7051.

We are now incorporated as Hygienics Industries since 2003.

Customer Service:

Kleinerts® 433 Newton Street Elba, AL. 36323 - - Email:

Silver Award Winner - Ultra Sweat Shield Box

Receiving US Department Of Commerce Award 2015

Plant Address
: Kleinert's 433 Newton Street Elba, AL 36323

Pictures from our Factory in Elba, Alabama
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Original College Point, NY - IB Kleinert's Rubber Co. Building

Vintage Kleinert's Products & Advertisements.

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Vintage Kleinert's Ads.


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Kleinert's dress shields

Kelinerts Dress Shields

This ad appeared the April 29, 1940 issue of Life.