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Fiber/Yarn/Thread Trademark and Brand Name Index

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Dacron® - DACRON® is an Invista polyester fiber, initially developed as a filament yarn for apparel fabrics. The product introduced "easy care" to the market by being the first brand to deliver wash-and- wear benefits to garments. The size, shape and chemistry of DACRON® fibers have been engineered to deliver textile features and benefits not just to apparel. It is used as fiberfill in pillows and decorative fabrics in home textiles. Its exceptional adaptability has also led to the creation of new products in the commercial upholstery and automotive markets.
  DirecTex Products - DirecTex products include fabrics, webbing, specialty materials, metal and wire-formed hardware, plastic hardware, hook & loop fasteners, cord and elastic products, and sewing threads. The company's knowledge, along with its direct production connections and dedication to detail, make it a one-stop for all types of production component needs. DirecTex can assist in finding other component materials, even if the need extends beyond the company's traditional specialty areas of webbing, plastic and hardware. The DirecTex trademark bands include: Yaw Liamy Fabric, Wirewright Metal Hardware, Titan Plastic Hardware, D-Web Narrow Webbing, Grip-It Hook and Loop, Zip-It Continuous Chain, ProForce Tactical.
  Dorlastan® - Dorlastan® is the spandex fiber produced by Bayer Inc. It is lightweight and soft, but stronger and more durable than rubber. Dorlastan can be stretched over 500% without breaking, and can be stretched repeatedly and still recover it's original length. It provides lightweight freedom of movement in men's, women's and children's apparel. Uses include athletic apparel, bathing suits, foundation garments, ski pants, slacks, tights, slacks, support and surgical hose.
  Draper Body Therapy® - Developed by Draper Knitting Company, this technology includes a full range of finished products to help integrate therapeutic benefits to where needed them most, in easy to care for use items. Whether the need is a better night's sleep, looking to achieve better recovery from a workout, or wanting to address chronic body issues, the Draper Body Therapy® products contain Celliant® fibers to help the body to feel good. All general products are Made in the USA. The socks are made in Italy.
  Draper Canine Therapy® - Developed by Draper Knitting Company, this line of canine products is designed with canines (and felines) in mind. The Draper Canine Therapy® line of products meets the needs of even the most fuzzy keepers. Whether it's a tough durable, but super Dog Coat to keep the dog cool and provide therapy to where it is needed the most, the benefits of Celliant® can truly help improve the overall health and wellness to animals. The Draper Canine Therapy® line is Made in the USA, and is washer/dryer safe.
  Draper Knitting Fabrics - Draper Knitting (all fabrics made in Canton, Massachusetts,USA) offers three types of fabric formations under one roof. Non-woven stitch-bonded fabrics are high performance low cost liner fabrics and are custom blended to meet any specification. Our Ecopile (100% post consumer recycled polyester pile fabric for people like Patagonia) has been a popular seller for over 15 years. Our conventional knits are offered in many layouts from rib and jersey knits to Lacoste and Piques, customizable to meet your needs.
  Drirelease® - Developed by Optimer Brands, For brands seeking far-reaching performance apparel solutions, drirelease is more than an ingredient. We bring the engineering, fresh insights, practical know-how, and global capabilities together that help the performance apparel industry design for long-term success. Founded by a group including former Dupont scientists who shared a passion for advancing textile technology, drirelease® was launched as a patented blend of fibers that delivers superior wicking and fast-drying capabilities. With headquarters in Chicago, drirelease today is a global solutions provider, thanks to early development of a worldwide network of top suppliers and mills. As a product division of Optimer Brands, drirelease continues to focus on developing new fiber technologies and fabrics that appeal to the sophisticated design requirements of the world’s top brands while exceeding consumer expectations for comfort, fast drying, temperature regulation and odor control.
  Dyneema® Fibers & Fabrics - This ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, Dyneema® fibers are a lightweight high-strength fiber, spun through a spinneret. Considered the strongest fibers in the world, these extreme low-density fibers are up to 15 times stronger than high-quality steel, on a weight for weight basis, yet still light enough to float on water. Dyneema® Fabrics are extremely durable, moisture resistant, abrasion resistance/cut resistance and UV resistant, and chemical resistant. End-uses include mooring ropes and nets for maritime and commercial fishing industries, military and law enforcement for personal and vehicle armor. Hybrid versions of woven Dyneema® fabric is being laminated to Dyneema® Composite Fabrics (formerly Cubin Fiber) in backpacks for hardcore outdoor adventurers who need the toughest gear.
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