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Fiber/Yarn/Thread Trademark and Brand Name Index

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MAPP® - MAPP®, which stands for Merino Advanced Performance Program, is a fabric produced using exclusive Merino fibers sourced from only the cleanest and purest New Zealand alpine environments. MAPP® incorporates these "Natural Performance" fibers into fabrics specifically designed to work in activity apparel. MAPP® is the "Guarantee of source, process, and functionality."
  Merino State® - Merino State is the ultimate blend of nature and technology, a range of fine premium and functional fabrics for the global apparel industry.
  Meryl® - Meryl® is Nylstar's registered trademark for its nylon/polyamide microfiber, which allows the softness of microfiber to be combined with excellent absorption capacity in order to maintain a balanced comfort level during athletic activities. Because Meryl is a microfiber, it is extremely lightweight. It also is machine washable, dries three times faster than cotton, and reuqires little or no ironing.
  Meryl® Actisystem - The Meryl® Actisystem is an innovation in textile fibers, designed to meet the demands of both athletic and leisure activities. Developed by Nylstar, These fibers have been created with cutting-edge technology, and are the result of continual research into the leading solutions that fully satisfy a wide variety of performance requirements. Therefore, the Meryl Actisystem is designed to revolutionize technical apparel for sports enthusiasts.
  Micralon® - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, is a yarn produced by two-component spinning of polyester and nylon. This technology achieves a fineness greater than that of microfiber. Micralon's characteristics make it suitable for universal application without any special technology. The fineness of the yarn can create fabrics for the apparel and furnishings markets that are very soft to the touch. End-use applications include: sportswear, household linens and threads, chenille, linings, padding, and ribbon.
  MicroSpun® - Developed by Wellman Inc., MicroSpun® is a polyester microfiber. It provides more clarity to colors, It is soft, light, breathable,and comfortable to wear. Fabrics made from MicroSpun have a luxurious feel with an incredible drape and flow. It possesses all the performance characteristics of a microfiber including moisture transport, wind resistance, and water resistance capabilities. MicroSpun fabrics hold their shape, but won't shrink, stretch, or wrinkle. End-uses include menswear, womenswear, activewear, outerwear, and home furnishings.
  MicroSupplex - MicroSupplex" is Invista's microdenier nylon fiber. As a microfiber, it allows for tight, densely constructed woven fabrics, while being soft and lightweight. Fiber s are even finer than silk. It has twice the wind resistance of standard nylon with greater water resistance and good abrasin resistance. It is ued for rainwear, running and swim shorts, cycling jackets, golf and tennis apparel.
  Microvacuum Polyester - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, Microvacuum Polyester is a hollow-core polyester fiber that possesses such innovative properties as lightness, thermal insulation, strength and comfort. These characteristics allow for the production of state-of-the-art fabrics for a variety of woven or warp knitting applications including: sportswear, technical wear, intimate apparel, hosiery, swimwear, home furnishings, trimmings, and linings.
  Minerale™ - This fabric, developed by Cocona, Inc., uses natural technology™ derived from volcanic minerals. Minerale™ improves the performance and comfort of fabrics by providing exceptional evaporative cooling, odor resistance and added UV protection to keep the wearer comfortable in any environment. The naturally occurring minerals in Minerale™ fabrics are widely used to purify and soften water, because of their ability to absorb impurities. The natural technology™ in Minerale™ is inside the fiber, so it will not wash off or wear out. It is permanent and always working. As a complementary technology to Cocona®, Minerale™ fabrics provide a means to have pure white, pure colors, and finer denier fabrics.
  MynxUV® - MynxUV® is Unifi's UV protection yarn that can achieve a 50- plus UPF rating, compared to cotton fabrics of the same construction, which offer only a 5 UPF rating. The UPF properties in this yarn are permanent, lasting the life of the garment. The soft MynxUv yarn also offers wrinkle resistance, color retention, and easy care qualities.
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