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Fiber/Yarn/Thread Trademark and Brand Name Index

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S-Café™ - A composite yarn technology from Singtex® Technical Fabrics, this is a nano-technology polyester yarn, which utilizes recycled coffee grounds, a by-product of the coffee industry, in the polyester polymer solution to produce an eco-polyester. Currently, S-Café is only available in filament yarns. The company is working on a staple version.
  SeaCell® - This marine fiber is the combination of cellulose (lyocell) and the active substances of seaweed (e.g. Ascophyllum nodosum) and silver. In this fiber, the natural cellulose-based lyocell fiber acts as the carrier for the natural, health-promoting substance---seaweed. The result is a soft, breathable, stimulating and comfortable fabric that is available in the two versions: SeaCell® active fiber and SeaCell® pure fiber.
  Sensil® - Sensil® is the treademark name for Nilit Corporate America's family of 6.6 polyamide yarns. These branded novelty fibers, designed for extreme comfort and easy-care, are used for both circular and seamless knitting. The benefits of Sensil® include: High-color fastness; Soft hand even after repeated washings; Quick drying; Lightweight;Adaptable for delicate intimate apparel to rugged sportswear with performance properties. End-uses include intimate apparel, bodywear, activewear, and legwear.
  Sensura® - Developed by Wellman Inc., this revolutionary fiber has built-in softness, smoothness, and performance. Fabrics made from Sensura are sensual and soft, yet resilient and durable.It takes less dyestuff, less energy, less water in the production. Sensura dries twice as fast a cotton, and it's comparable with high-tech fibers too. It moves perspiration away from the skin, transporting it to the fabric surface. End-uses include active sportswear, weekend wear, and socks.
  SigNature® T - (Supply Chain Quality Control) This patented and proprietary DNA molecular tagging, developed by Applied DNA Sciences, keeps textiles real and safe through its tagging, testing and traceability its program. SicNature T allows for superior quality control and assurance at any point in the supply chain. SigNature T is stable and is engineered to adhere to any textile substrate, including natural and synthetic fibers. These botanical-based taggants cannot be copied, and survive standard textile treatment processes, offering forensic-level authentication at any point in the supply chain from fiber to finished goods.
  SOLARMAX® - SOLARMAX® is the registered trademark for the INVISTA brand of UV-resistant fiber and fabric. It features superior ultraviolet resistance and durability that promote excellent style benefits for use in outdoor fabric applications. SOLARMAX® is ideal for use in flags, banners, hot-air balloons, parachutes, life jackets, tents and other such products that must withstand environmental stress. An inherent strength and a built-in ultraviolet resistance, using a base type 6,6 nylon, allow superior performance over type 6 nylons and polyesters of similar fabric constructions.
  Sorbtek® - Sorbtek® is Unifi's advanced "Catch, Move, and Release System" yarn, which moves moisture faster and further than any yarn available today, keeping the wearer drier longer. In addition to being fast drying, fabrics made from Sorbtek are lightweight, shrink resistant, and provide stain release protection, fabric breathability, and increased anti-stat properties.
  Sorona® - DuPont™ Sorona® is a breakthrough bio-based, high performance polymer offering unique benefits for both the apparel and carpet industries. Sorona® contains 37% annual renewable plant-based ingredients, showcasing its innovation in textiles and environmental impact benefits. By using Sorona®, carpet and apparel manufacturers can help minimize their impact on the environment without sacrificing quality and performance. It offers unique performance benefits, including superior softness, unmatched durability, exceptional stretch and recovery, and inherent stain resistance without the need for topical treatments. Sorona® is one of the first 11 products approved to use the USDA new product label on certified bio-based products. It also received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification, the most stringent Class 1 certification.
  Spectra® - Developed by Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies, Spectra® fiber provides lightweight, dependable strength in demanding applications. Produced using a patented gel-spinning process, Spectra® is a bright white polyethylene fiber with high resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light. The fiber is stronger than steel and 40 percent stronger than aramid fiber. Spectra® is also capable of withstanding high-load strain-rate velocities.
  Sportwool™ - Sportwool™ fabric construction features the finest Merino wool against the skin, to provide a micro-climate environment which draws vapor away from the skin, expelling it out into the atmosphere. The removal of the vapor from the micro-climate between the skin and fabric reduces the formation of liquid sweat, leaving you drier and more comfortable.
  Spunnaire® - Spunnaire® is a fiber that gives both comfort and performance to apparel and socks. Qualities include great moisture management and shape retention. Spunnaire is developed from a new patented co-polymer that allows fibers to be atmospherically dyed for beautiful colors. End-uses include knitwear, thermals, underwear, sleepwear, athletic wear, and socks.
  STA-COOL® - This specialty yarn Introduced by Fiber and Yarn Products, Inc. is known as the "SOFTER-SMOOTHER-COOLER U™" yarn. The yarn is produced though the use of a "trade-secret" process and technology to supply amazing moisture movement to filament or spun polyester yarns. Finished products made with yarns using the company's special STA-COOL® process feature enhanced stain release properties, quicker drying times, and greater wicking action, leaving the consumer with a feeling of comfort and softness that will have them wanting more STA-COOL® garments.
  SunShield - Exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, SunShield is a two-component skin-core structured yarn. The titanium core shields against UV rays, providing superior protection from sun radiation. When wet, fabrics made with this yarn solve one of the biggest problems with standard polyester, the "see-through" issue and makes SunShield the perfect solution for sun blocking applications. End-use applications include: sportswear, intimate apparel, hosiery, and swimwear.
  Supermicrell Polyester Yarn - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, this micro-filament polyester fiber has a count of less than 0.3 Dtex. The high degree of fineness makes Supermicrell very versatile and suitable for tightly woven or warp-knit, impermeable applications, and is ideal for extreme- use, such as water- and wind-resistant applications including: sportswear, technical wear, intimate apparel, hosiery, swimwear, home furnishings, linings, curtains, and trimmings. Supermicrell has a silk-like hand, and also possesses excellent breathability and absorbing properties.
  Supplex® - Supplex® Nylon is made by Invista. It is a cottony soft nylon that offers the performance benefits of a man-made fabric with the look of cotton. It offers protection from wind and rain and is durable. Light weight and quick drying it is used for gym shorts, jackets, windbreakers, running suits and more.
  SUPRIVA™ - SUPRIVA™ is a family of fibers designed to create durable, highly styled accent and kitchen rugs. SUPRIVA™ is a registered trademark for the INVISTA type 6,6 nylon which is designed to stand up to traffic and wear. Because of its styling flexibility, mills can create fashionable printed rugs, elegant solids and natural-looking textures using SUPRIVA™ fibers. Rugs made with SUPRIVA™ nylon are market favorites, and can be found at the major home furnishings retailers.
  SVILOSA yarn (SVILOTEX®) - Developed by E. Miroglio and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, this solution dyed filament rayon yarn is available in 52 stock colors, has excellent dye uniformity, and is suitable for either knitted or woven fabrics in apparel, industrial, and home furnishings applications.
  SwissCotton® AirJet - Expensive fabric finishes are no longer needed, just to control pilling. Buhler's AirJet-spun cotton yarns minimize fiber fly and drastically reduce pilling. The AirJet process embeds fiber ends deeply into the yarn structure for improved abrasion resistance, which retains a high-quality fabric look, even after many washings, and a cost-effective alternative to conventional cotton and plied yarns. This means fewer slubs and less fiber fly. AirJet yarns also boast fast absorption of moisture and dyestuffs resulting in stable dyeing. This even yarn structure works well in seamless knitting, and makes for a high-end overall appearance at a reasonable cost.
  SwissCotton® Compact - Produced by Buhler Quality Yarns, SwissCotton® Compact is a yarn produced by processing the best extra-long staple cotton with a compact spinning system developed by Rieter, a company with a long history of textile-machinery innovations. Because the process spins all fibers firmly into the yarn, the result is a strong yarn with low hairiness and very little pilling. SwissCotton Compact has high yarn tenacity and elongation, low lint fly, and no visible foreign fiber contamination. The yarn also offers stable dyeing properties, and optimum running efficiency in weaving, knitting, and warp knitting.
  SwissCotton® Organic - Soft and sustainable, SwissCotton Organic is for buyers who value both quality and environmental responsibility. Buhler examines production from the cotton fields to the spinning mill all the way through certification from the Institute for Marketecology. That means Buhler's organic cotton remains free of agrochemicals from seed to soft, luxurious final product. While other organic cotton can be rough or irregular, SwissCotton Organic is soft to the touch and polished to the eye. This yarn is ideal for everything from T-shirts to bed linen to intimate apparel.
  SwissCotton® Rainbow - Buhler's innovative Rainbow yarns offer eye-popping dye colors, and maximum flexibility. Rainbow is a pre-treated, high-grade cotton yarn that dyes in much deeper shades than traditional untreated cotton. Trendy or seasonal colors can be manufactured quickly and in small lots. Because of Rainbows calibrated dyeing properties, patterns woven or knitted into raw fabric can be made visible in the desired color after the piece or garment has been dyed. Color intensity can be increased by using a combination of yarns with different levels of Rainbow treatment. The dyeing process can be controlled so patterns appear either color-on-white or tone-on-tone. Blending Rainbow-treated fibers with regular untreated cotton can produce mélange (heathered) yarns that can be package-, piece-, or garment-dyed.
  SwissCotton® Royal - Developed by Buhler Quality Yarns, this yarn combines the best elements of single and plied yarn. Buhler's royal-spun yarns possess evenness, strength, and low hairiness. Royal spinning means fibers are spun firmly into the yarn, leading to fabric with a clean surface, less fiber-fly, elegant sheen, and very little hairiness or pilling. SwissCotton® Royal starts with extra-long staple cotton, which offers the comfort of a truly soft and gentle hand. The royal spinning process works all fibers firmly into the yarn, leading to superior abrasion resistance. SwissCotton Royal is stronger than single yarn and much more economical than typical plied yarns.
  SwissModal® Rainbow - Developed by Buhleer Quality Yarns, SwissModal Rainbow is a stylish mélange yarn, produced with innovative Rainbow technology that allows for speed and flexibility, without the high expense. Rainbow technology is based on a treatment that changes the dyestuff absorption of the fiber, allowing it to be colored in a much deeper shade. Blending Rainbow-treated with traditional untreated fibers can produce mélange yarns in a wide range of colors. Choosing Rainbow mélange yarn means no unusable leftovers, short lead times, very small minimum quantities, quick reactions to short-term color trends, and reduced inventory levels. By using Rainbow technology, the yarn, the knitted/woven fabric, or the garment itself can be dyed. Buhler also offers its Rainbow mélange yarns in extra-long staple cotton.
  SwissModal® Silk - Developed by Buhler Yarns, SwissModal Silk is a fine, soft, and shimmering yarn that offers textiles a lustrous sheen. The yarn is known for exceptional comfort and softness. Because Buhler specially select its silk that ensures minimal foreign fiber contamination, the company can ensure a purity even in light colors and white. The Natural Kibiso mulberry silk is cultivated in regions with ideal climate conditions for silk-worm growth. The result is a white, clean cocoon with remarkably even fibers. Products made with ring-spun SwissModal Silk boast water absorbency and good dimensional stability. The yarn is a blend of 85% Lenzing MicroModal Edelweiss and 15% silk.
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