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About Kleinert's - Company History & More

I. B. Kleinert invented the dress shield category and founded Kleinert's, Inc. in 1869. It was then known as I.B. Kleinert's Rubber Company 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 baby pant, the dress shield, the garment shield, the sanitary pant and many other products. During the years 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 flyers ditching into the ocean.

During the 1970’s to 1990’s Kleinert’s served the department stores and mass retail chains in the United States which had notions departments. These departments were all closed during the late 1990’s to early 2000’s period. It was during this period that Kleinert’s developed the mail order clients. However with the development of the internet even the mail order companies saw difficult times. Kleinert’s however continued serving our retail stores across the county and our notions distributors.

In 1987 Hygienics Industries was awared a $50,000 grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners to further it's goals and projects.

Since 2003 Kleinert's has added many new disposable and reusable products for hyperhidrosis and incontinence. We even serve the United States VA System with our incontinence products. Today we serve tens of thousands of consumers worldwide as well as our traditional retail trade accounts. Kleinert’s is privately owned and managed by Mr. Michael Brier who manages the continued growth of Kleinert's. With his leadership, the company is again forging forward with new products in new fields including healthcare.

Kleinert’s produces the largest selection of underarm pads in the world!

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

We produce underarm pads made from 100%  cotton and underarm pads made with a waterproof middle layer of vinyl or Duralite to stop sweat from going through to the outer clothing.

No other company produces the full line of disposable and reusable underarm pads like Kleinert’s does.
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.

During these trying times it is important to support American jobs and as far as Kleinert’s is concerned, we will never move our jobs offshore.

We are constantly researching new fabrics and design techniques to contribute to the benefit of our consumer products. His patents include two for an advanced fabric treatment called Fabrapel which is sure to develop even more loyal 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; Kleinerts® 433 Newton Street Elba, AL. 36323.

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: Kleinert's 433 Newton Street Elba, AL 36323

Pictures from our Factory in Elba, Alabama
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Original College Park, 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.