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  3XDRY® - Schoeller Textil USA's trademark for it multi- functional high-tech finish, which repels moisture on the outside and transports moisture quickly from the inside. 3XDRY® is highly breathable, less susceptible to soiling and dries very fast.
A.M.Y.® - A.M.Y.® is Unifi's performance yarn providing permanent antimicrobial protection. A.M.Y. incorporates a silver ceramic additive providing durable antimicrobial performance for the life of the textile product. Unifi's proprietary process embeds the additive into the polymer matrix during manufacturing, creating a yarn with inherent antimicrobial properties.
  A.P.T. (Advanced Performance Textiles) - Developed by Texollini Inc., A.P.T. (Advanced Performance Textiles) family of knitted fabrics include proprietary constructed textiles to meet specific requirements. From yarn to finishes to the newest technologies, Texollini's relationships with creative yarn spinners, fiber suppliers, and advanced finishing technologists, as well as its superior in-house technicians, Texollini is a top choice for creating new performance and technical apparel fabrics. A.P.T. properties include: moisture management, antimicrobial nano-technology, water repellency, and properties including FR in multi-blends for military applications, as well as aloe/vitamin E treatments for medical uses. The collection is available in a variety of constructions including fleeces, meshes, and jerseys.
  ACTIV-DRI Down™ - Developed by DOWNLITE, this down insulation is ideal for active outdoor applications, due to its great ability to reduce water absorption by up to 60%, compared to un-treated down. This flourine-free and bluesign® system partner chemistry does not add weight, odor, or have an adverse effect on fill power.
  Adversol - Textile substrates specifically developed for use in sublimation, screen, direct, and large format print applications.
  AEGIS Excaliber® - Developed by Microban International Ltd., AEGIS Excalibur® technology is designed for footwear and apparel, combining antimicrobial and an odor absorbing functionality. Excalibur’s proprietary bonding process provides optimal antimicrobial performance when applied to polyester fabrics and fibers. Specifically, the microbes’ negatively- charged cells are attracted to Excalibur’s positive charge, and when they meet, Excalibur punctures the offending cell membrane to help kill the microbes, making the environment inhospitable for them to grow. Excalibur is highly durable and reduces odor and stain causing microbes, and prolongs product deterioration for up to 40 home launderings. Lastly, the formulation is easily incorporated into typical fabric and fiber manufacturing processes without extra steps or special equipment
  AEGIS® - Offered by Microban International, this is a durable moisture management system that improves the wicking properties and drying time of fabrics. Moisture is quickly wicked in all directions providing greater surface area coverage for rapid evaporation. The benefits of the AEGIS® goes beyond the ability help prevent the growth of stains and odors caused by bacteria, mold and mildew. This durable technology equals less time spent doing laundry, less detergent released into the environment and less water used.
  AeroFlate TM - This fabric construction is made of high tenacity polyester with an exceedingly dense weave to provide a dimensionally stable product. The highly engineered PVC wet coating is applied in multiple processes to provide long lasting color and fabric protection from UV-A and UV-B, and mildew/fungi. It takes the combination of elements to craft this highly engineered quality product. The PVC is formulated to provide increased durability by increasing abrasion, oil, and sea water resistance. The fabrication is easily weldable through high frequency hot air welding, has increased peel and shear strength, and can be easily cleaned using mild soap and water.
  Agiene™ - an innovative product developed and marketed by Anovotek LLC that utilizes the natural performance of silver to impart extended freshness & hygiene properties to textiles. Silver has long been recognized as one of nature's safest, best bacteria fighters. Combining nature's power with modern science and technology has resulted in this environmentally safe, effective treatment system for textile and polymer materials.
  Agion® Antimicrobial - Developed by Sciessent, Agion branded antimicrobial technology makes products cleaner and longer lasting with silver, copper and zinc, beneficial elements proven in use throughout history. Agion’s antimicrobial technology provides built-in protection by continuously resisting the growth of microbes. Agion Antimicrobial can be applied to virtually any material or surface. The technology operates at the surface of a product through the controlled release of elemental ions, which attack microbes and inhibit their growth in three different ways. Agion's zeolite carrier is mineral-based and allows for a "smart" release of the protection. The Agion element-based technologies suit various manufacturing and product requirements.
  AgUARDIAN® - Developed by Sommers Plastics, AgUARDIAN (pronounced A Guardian) is a silver ion-exchange antimirobial solution for polyurethane fabrics that is available in many designer colors and grains ideal for uses in contract upholstery. Introduced in 2007, AgUARDIAN won "Best of Neocon" gold for Healthcare Fabrics and also the "Nightingale Award" for Advancement in Healthcare, a first for a material of any kind. The product reduces bacteria and viruses on polyurethane by 99.9999%. AgUARDIAN is used in many end-use applications, such as protective lead X-ray aprons, table placemats, diaper bag linings, and odor-free Orthotic shoe inserts.
  Agulla - Manufactured by AIC (Agulla International Corp.), Agulla is a PVC materialused for banner and tent applications. AIC also offers a variety of other products used in various industrial applications.
  aio® - Manufacturered by Unifi, this single performance yarn combines everthing that you need, in any combination you want. The yarn can incorporate moisture management, stretch, UV protection, and anti-microbial control.
  Airskin - This comprehensive line of spacer fabrics have applications as temperature regulating comfort fabrics in the medical, seating, footwear, mattress, and high-end apparel markets. Based on a three layer fabric, Airskin provides a unique channel in its middle area that draws heat and moisture away from the body. With up to 20 times the air permeability compared to normal fabrics, this channel serves as a temperature-regulating medium, as well as offering additional cushion and support.
  Airstretch™ - A fabric collection from CastleRock's Casual Performance fabric line, which is "light as air", and offers "comfort stretch" for flexible performance without the expense of spandex. The Airstretch fabrics have a 4-way stretch and recovery quality without the use of spandex. The fabrics are also very soft and easy-care.
  AIRWEB - This innovative product represents an entirely new support technology for the mattress industry. Used for years in the construction business as an air layer, this unique substrate has been redesigned for the needs of the mattress industry. AIRWEB" provides a support layer that allows maximum airflow when added to the overall mattress construction. Based on a totally unique method of construction, AIRWEB" offers design and function. Rigidity and flex are all controlled by fiber diameter and design construction, which can be varied according to need. AIRWEB" is an affordable alternative to spacer fabrics, because it has a much simpler manufacturing method.
  Alamac American Fabrics - Alamac American Knits uses natural, synthetic or blended fibers to produce knitted fabrics in textures, stripes, novelties, and solids. The company has extensive experience in manufacturing knitted fabrics for performance wear, protective wear, flame retardant and industrial laundering programs. Alamac also produces, piece-dyed and yarn dyed woven fabrics for a broad range of end users in the apparel, industrial and interior fabrics markets, from light weight apparel for undergarments and performance athletic wear to heavy weight durable upholstery and industrial fabrics.
  Alandale Knitted Fabrics - As a subsidiary of Coville, Inc., Alandale Knitting Company utilizes state-of-the-art knitting equipment across its fabric operations to produce a broad array of circular knitted fabrics, which include jerseys, French terries, thermals, ribs, fleeces, and interlocks. Additional fabric production services include fabric development, design and sampling, contract knitting, and more. The company's fabrics can be found in underwear, activewear, and sportswear for the private label apparel market. Alandale also provides Berry Amendment certified protective and performance fabrics for military uniforms, as well as fire retardant, arc flash, high visibility, and ballistic fabrics for the personal protection market.
  Alpine Flocked Fabric - Developed by Spectro Coating, Alpine is the general name for its flocked fabric. This type of material lends itself well for many uses thanks to its durability, easy-clean, anti-bacterial treatments; or custom made for unique applications. From color to substrate and from smoothness to patterned, Alpine Flocked Fabric does it all.
  AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics - AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics, developed by Alberrie are air-permeable fabrics used in gravity air slides or bin/silo aerators for the conveyance of dry bulk powders. These engineered fabrics are designed to achieve fluidization of the materials on their surface through the introduction of air through the bottom side of the fabric. This fluidization effect allows for easier transport of powders along a conveyor or in a silo. AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics combine both woven and nonwoven layers for optimal reinforcement, precise permeability, and air flow rates from the nonwoven structure. The small and consistent pore openings from the dense nonwoven design helps prevent infiltration of the powders into the fabric. AlSlide™ filtration fabrics are available in polyester as well as Kevlar®/PE layered fabric for conveying higher temperature materials or for applications requiring fire or spark resistance.
  ALTAI™ - Developed by HDM, Inc. and utilizing SuperFabric® technology, ALTAI™ footwear is regarded among the best boots and footwear in the world. The unique combination of materials and craftsmanship is tailored to meet specific real-world professionals. With ALTAI™ tactical, military, and hiking boots, every piece and component is built with the end-user in mind. Superior materials such as SuperFabric®, combined with trusted names such as Vibram®, lay the foundation for footwear built from the ground up. Waterproof/breathability, lightweight, and durability are what the customer demands and gets with ALTAI™. Finer details such as speed lacing, metal eyelets, and gusseted tongues make ALTAI™ footwear a high quality product.
  Amersil® - Amersil® is Venture Textiles' proprietary fire-retardant silicone coating, which provides tear-resistance characteristics when applied to the fabric, along with superior waterprofness and flame retardancy. This finish is cuurently being used as a protective coating in tents, sleeping bags, outerwear, and backpacks.
  Anso-tex® - Anso-tex® Nylon is a high-tenacity, textured nylon and registered trademark of Allied Signal Performance Fibers. It provides high strength and superior abrasion resistance, and dyes and prints bright clean colors for footwear, outerwear, accessories, soft sided luggage, duffle bags, computer bags, sports bags, and webbing.
  Antex Knitted Fabrics - Antex Mills fabrics provide fashionable knitted fabrics to the junior, contemporary, and children's markets. In 2004, Antex added the Antex Premier Performance division to provide technical fabrics to the outdoor and activewear markets. Antex Premier Performance line of technical fabrics includes several weights of tightly constructed circular knits, containing varying amounts of Lycra®, many finished with a sueded surface. Antex uses a special peaching machine in the finishing process of some performance fabrics to give an exceptionally soft hand.
  Antron® - ANTRON® is the registered trademark for the INVISTA brand of commercial carpet fiber. ANTRON® is engineered for superior soil release, stain removal, durability and ease of maintenance. ANTRON® can be found in over 800 commercial styles made by today's leading carpet manufacturers. Being the only carpet fiber designated as an Environmentally Preferable Product, ANTRON® is third-party certified as having a reduced effect on the environment and on human health in comparative ratings with competing offerings. A durable product that offers superior performance, ANTRON® yields excellent life-cycle costs and the lowest total environmental impact.
  Apexa® - This “Eco-Friendly” Polyester fiber, APEXA® is Biodegradable and “returns to nature”. It can be decomposed into carbon dioxide and water by microorganisms in nature after use. Apexa® can be used in the same way as conventional polyester, and it can also be recycled. Furthermore, it brings no pollution to the environment. APEXA® is registered trademark of E.I.DUPONT de Nemours and Company.
  Armor-Tan™ - A new generation leather, developed by Pittards, which uses chemistry focused on the fibril bundles within the leather structure. By encasing the fibril bundles by microscopic ceramic "armor plates" within the leather structure, a greater resistance to abrasion and an increase in the durability of the leather is created.
  Arselon Flame Retardant Yarn - Developed by the state company Khimvolokno Svetlogorsk in the Republic of Belarus and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, Arselon is an aramid yarn with excellent physical properties. The low friction aramid yarn is chemically resistant to solvents and alkalis, and has a moisture-retention equal to cotton. Arselon has no drip/no melt qualities, and a working temperature of 250o330o C / 482o-626o F. The yarn is also more cost-effective than other aramid fibers, and can be used in a variety of applications for the industrial and home furnishings markets.
  Asher Fabric Concepts (AFC) Textiles - AFC differentiates itself from its competitors by offering proprietary textiles, and by continually updating and innovating every aspect of textile design and production. In the past 20 years, Asher has become known as a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrications, with and without spandex, as well as in creativity of print design and application. Some of the exquisite blended yarns used by ACF in the production of its high-end quality knitted fabrics include: angora, bamboo, cashmere, cotton, cupro, hemp, linen, metallics, Modal®, nylon, organic cotton, polyester, rayon, silk, Sorona®, space dyed, Supima®, Tencel®, viscose, and wool. AFC's knit constructions include: terry knits, jerseys, rib knits, stripes, thermals, meshes, and sweater knits.
  Augusta™ - Unifi's synthetic alternative to cotton, Augusta™ delivers the light hand, soft drape and simple aesthetics of a fine spun yarn across a variety of end-uses, including seamless apparel, intimate apparel, and casual sportswear. The benefits of Augusta include color retention, low pilling, wrinkle resistance, and easy-care.
  Australian Merino Wool - With the help of Australian Wool Innovation, Merino wool is being rediscovered and reshaped by designers keen to take advantage of the move back toward natural fibers. A product of the ages, Merino wool yarn can be worn through all seasons, and is the fiber for our times. The increasing global preference for natural, eco-friendly and organic products has driven demand for environmentally assured Australian Merino wool.
  Avora® FR - AVORA® FR is the trademark for licensed fabrics containing 100% inherent FR polyester fiber from INVISTA. All Avora FR fabrics must be certified by INVISTA to exhibit the tradename. Avora FR fabrics meet most flammability requirements for use in hospitality and contract furnishing applications. Avora FR fabrics are synonymous with safety, as the flame resistance is permanent and will not wash or wear out. Avora FR fabrics also exhibit excellent wear properties, good dimensional stability, excellent colorfastness and ease of care. Avora FR fabrics, produced from INVISTA FR fiber, are available in a wide range of colors and designs.
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