The Technical Center

Industry Resource for Specialty Textiles and Product Information
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FabricLink Network InnovationWatch ORSM'16
Here are some exciting innovations from the
2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
August 3-6, 2016 in Salt Lake City

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Outdoor performance apparel and activewear featuring new CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene filament is getting rave reviews for the fiber's cool, silky-hand, inherent moisture-management properties. The world's first dyeable polypropylene filament, CoolVisions®, offers more flexible design options than traditional fiber-dyed filament; and outperforms other synthetics for stain-resistance/moisture-regain/sustainability. Make your appointment to see CoolVisions' latest innovations; new dyeable filament, CoolVisions®+cotton performance blends, WoolVisions™, and guaranteed recycled polyester from parent company, Indorama. More info.

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Nilit Heat

Strong Fibers For Extreme Moments. Nilit's high-performance fibers enable the creation of fabrics to provide extreme resistance, optimal support and flexibility. Through moisture management, anti-bacterial protection, cooling, warming and improving muscle elasticity, NILIT fibers enhance performance and endurance. Due to unique technologies inherent in the nylon fibers, the special properties remain effective for the life span of the garment. More info.

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Exploring New Elements and Reaching New Heights.
The CORDURA® brand booth is dedicated to extreme durability. Our latest fabrics – specially designed for long-lasting gear – include Patagonia's Ascensionist pack, a lightweight custom pack designed with CORDURA® fabric. The new design is an ideal blend of simplicity and versatility. Entirely dependable for the bold life you live. More info.

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Outlast Acrylic

Coolcore's chemical-free cooling textiles will keep you cool and comfortable under the most demanding conditions. Our patented, award winning textiles offer moisture activated cooling, thermoregulation and UV protection. The performance lasts the life of the product. More info.

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Outlast Technologies, is the leader for temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs). When it gets too warm, the Outlast® fibers absorb excess body heat. When it begins to cool down, the performance fibers release the stored heat – working to reduce perspiration and minimize chilling. More info.

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Discover Sustainable Options for Stain Finishes and Durable Water Repellents (DWRs)
Stain and durable water repellent products have changed dramatically over the past few years as consumer preference and environmental regulations increase demand for sustainable technologies. Teflon™ textile finishes are a portfolio of products that meet both performance and sustainability requirements, including short-chain C6 and non-fluorinated finishes. If you haven't made the change, now is the time to switch. Learn more about changes in stain and DWR finishes. More info.

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Gehring-Tricot/Tweave, a veteran-owned company, is proud to announce its new diversity to boost manufacturing capabilities. New equipment allows the company to advance its circular knitting, warp knitting and weaving production. One of the most diverse US Textile mills, Gehring's many strengths include creating textile solutions that service a variety of industry needs including medical, sports, safety, aerospace, apparel and defense. More info.

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DOWNLITE® - Comfort to the Core
With over 100 years of down processing experience, DOWNLITE is a trusted partner to many of the most recognizable apparel and retail brands in the outdoor industry. A leader in down traceability and transparency throughout its supply chain, DOWNLITE was the first company to be Global TDS and RDS certified while also pioneering innovative, performance-down technologies.

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As a fully vertical knitter, Tricots Liesse provides high quality European-styled technical knits, made possible through innovative design techniques, and its unique DI-Tech dyeing/finishing capabilities. Tricots Liesse will present a wide array of knits in weights ranging from 2oz-22oz, developed by its qualified design team (i.e. double knit ribs/interlocks/electronic stripes, single knit mini-jacquard/terry, open-width jersey, and velour polar fleece). At Tricots Liesse, development/custom-designed fabrics are our specialty!

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