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INVISTA, Woolrich join forces

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Woolrich, America’s Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, have collaborated to launch a newly reimagined Wool-Dura™ collection, taking inspiration from its hunting-centric predecessor while adding a modern, cross-functional twist. Wool-Dura™ is an authentic fabric that combines the durability of CORDURA® fibre and the natural properties of Woolrich wool, to create strong, enduring garments for the authentic outdoor lifestyle. The latest line of products featuring Wool-Dura™ fabric are designed to function in both outdoor and urban environments. […]

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INVISTA celebrates its 50th anniversary

INVISTA is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching an array of new fibre and fabric innovations, exciting end-use applications, and on-trend collaborations… “This very special year is going to be one for the books as we unveil our most ground-breaking innovations and collaborations. Since commercialization of the fabric in 1967, the CORDURA® brand has worked hand-in-hand with its mill and supply chain partners to break moulds and blaze new trails – with all signs, roads […]

January 12, 2017

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Invista’s Cordura brand unveils strongest nylon-6,6 staple fibre

Invista’s Cordura brand has made a cutting-edge breakthrough a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity nylon-6,6 staple fibre ever produced by INVISTA, in the wake of its 50th anniversary. Designed to enhance the core strength of CORDURA® fabrics, the company has successfully commercialized the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fiber ever produced with the introduction of the new high tenacity INVISTA T420HT fibre technology. “At INVISTA, an on-going dedication to innovation is in our DNA. Our latest T420HT technology launch is one […]

January 12, 2017

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Polartec launches MtnLogic brand for mountaineers

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has announced the launch of MtnLogic, a top-of-the-mountain apparel brand built in collaboration with Peter Whittaker, Founder, MtnLogic and the guides at RMI Expeditions. The company started the process with a merchant-driven approach to build the best gear possible. MtnLogic is an intimate understanding of how gear needs to function in the field drives the design process. The result of the unique and rigorous guide-driven process is […]

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Polartec to relaunch PolarFleece brand

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has announced the return of the iconic PolarFleece® brand. The company is bringing back the soft hand, quality knit, and sheer versatility of genuine PolarFleece, which is warmer, lighter, and far more durable through the relaunch of PolarFleece Pullover. A combination of Polartec® Classic 200 Series Fleece and resilient, easy-moving Polartec® Power Stretch® with durable Polartec® Hardface® reinforcement in the collar, pocket, waist and cuffs ensure warmth […]

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Chinese textile manufacturer opens facility in US

According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Chinese textile manufacturer and technical fibre giant, Shanghai Labon Technical Fiber Co. Ltd. has set up its first US facility in Orangeburg County which is expected to begin operations this month. The decision to set up 15,700-square-foot facility in the Orangeburg County was a pretext to the availability of skilled workforce and friendly business climate. The US $ 3.1 million investment will be creating 23 new jobs […]

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USDA projects rise in cotton production

In its latest report, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected the US cotton production at 16.5 million bales for 2016, a 2 per cent increase as compared to last year. However, the report doesn’t show any change in the planted and harvested area, estimated at around 10.2 million acres and 9.7 million acres in the current year. Driven by improved conditions, particularly in the south-west regions, the 2016 US cotton yield is […]

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Lenzing to set up new Tencel fibre plant

Lenzing, a leading cellulosic fibre producer, is planning to construct a state-of-the-art Tencel fibre plant with a production capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year at its site in Mobile, Alabama. The investment in the facility is worth US $ 293 million and is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019. The new facility will be the largest Tencel fibre plant in the world, it will set a new milestone in the history of […]

December 14, 2016

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W. L. Gore & Associates opens new fabric testing facility

L. Gore & Associates, a technology-driven company, has opened a new Biophysics and Heat and Flame Protection facility to measure the properties of component materials, Gore laminates, and fully constructed garments and footwear in new, expanded and relevant conditions. The new Biophysics lab, a state-of-the-art facility, has the capabilities to measure performance, protection, breathability and comfort for the end-user, and can recreate a wide range of environmental conditions to understand the potential impact on the […]

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Polartec, Teton Bros. partner to create ‘most’ breathable waterproof fabric

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has announced its collaboration with Teton Bros., the Japanese apparel brand focused on functional backcountry apparel, for the creation of new versions of Polartec® NeoShell® specifically for the company’s TB 2.0 Jacket. The Polartec® NeoShell® is the ‘most’ breathable waterproof fabric and offers an unprecedented combination of supple stretch, breathability, and overall comfort. The company developed a suppler 70 by 160 denier mechanical stretch nylon woven NeoShell fabric […]

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Invista’s Cordura, Marlane team up to unveil performance fabric collection

Invista’s Cordura brand has announced the launch of ‘Officina Endurance Collection’ in collaboration with Marlane, a leading producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear in Italy. The collection offers a wide range of performance wool fabrics (Cordura Combat Wool Woven Fabric to be exact) for menswear. Cordura Combat Wool woven fabric is a durable wool blend technology that aims to offer enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity. “Our new collection offers a sophisticated yet traditional […]

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Gore launches flame-resistant, foul-weather outerwear

L. Gore & Associates Inc., the company that created the category of waterproof, windproof, and breathable outerwear and reset the industry watermark for comfort and protection with GORE-TEX® Fabric, has now done the same for oil and gas industrial workers with the introduction of GORE® FR Apparel products that feature ‘GORE-TEX® PYRAD® Fabric’ – a comfortable flame-resistant (FR), foul-weather outerwear available in the market. Also Read – Gore ventures into insulated outerwear GORE® FR Apparel […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles opens new textile plant

US-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG), a leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and nonwoven fabrics, has opened its latest state-of-the-art textile plant in Yorkville, US. As per reports, the state-of-the-art textile manufacturing unit is fully equipped with next generation technology. “This marks the symbolic end of our transition from the Aurora plant to our new Yorkville operation, and the beginning of a new, exciting era. We’ve been committed to becoming a […]

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DuPont unveils Artistri® Xite S1500 dye sublimation ink

DuPont has recently announced the launch of DuPont™ Artistri® Xite S1500 dye sublimation ink for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and roll-to-roll printers offering superior product consistency, jetting reliability and colour print performance. Designed to work with coated dye sublimation papers, Artistri® Xite S1500 ink is an innovative digital ink which can be used for printing on polyester textile substrates. It is available in a variety of pre-packaged amounts 2 litre bottles to 200 litres drums […]

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Unifi inaugurates REPREVE® Bottle Processing Centre

Unifi Inc., a leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns, has inaugurated REPREVE® Bottle Processing Centre with an investment of around US $ 28 million. The facility is aimed to expand production capabilities and support volume growth along with the addition of 87 new jobs. Sprawling over 150,000 square feet of space at Unifi’s facility, REPREVE Bottle Processing Centre is one of the most advanced ones in the United States, with the […]

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