The Technical Center

Textile Resource for Specialty Fabrics and Product Innovation
   July 21, 2019  Facebook Twitter
FabricLink Network Innovation Watch ORSM'18
Here are some exciting innovations from the
2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
July 18-20, 2018 in Denver, CO

Teflon EctoElite

There is a trend toward more sustainable textiles including recyclable and biobased. Your repellent finish should go beyond just being non-fluorinated but also be biobased.

Teflon EcoElitefinish contains 60 percent renewably sourced raw material derived from plant-based sources and offers durable water-based stain repellency that works on a range of fabrics. Teflon EcoElite™ finish is up to three times more durable than other non-fluorinated repellents, delivering excellent performance every wash. More info.

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HeiQ Materials AG
Innovative and disruptive, HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation, creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile effects in the market today.

HeiQ engages with textile brands along the entire value chain to innovate and differentiate their products and capture the added value at the point of sale.

Stay cool, dry and comfortable with HeiQ Smart Temp – a revolutionary textile technology that provides fabrics with the ability to interact with body temperature and dynamically respond to body heat. More info.


CHROMUCH is a new standard in sustainable synthetic fibers and color design, featuring CHROMUCH Now, a developer-friendly program of competitively priced, trend-right colors and low MOQ.

Join us for Designing with Color and Sustainable Fiber: An expert-led panel discussion exploring advancements in sustainable fiber sourcing, efficiencies in product development, and forecasting color trends. OR Day 2, 10am, at the Trends + Design Center. Booth #419-LL. More info.

Hyosung Launches creora® ActiFit Spandex Lasting Fit for Extreme Sports
To help construct the best multi-sport apparel for endurance sports enthusiasts, Hyosung, owner of the creora® spandex brand, has developed creora® ActiFit spandex. creora® ActiFit spandex provides the long-lasting durability, UV and chlorine resistance and superior recovery required of extreme sports where athletes encounter numerous environmental surroundings.

Hyosung will also feature multi-functional, sustainable fabrics and apparel under its 2020 Megatrends.

Deja Smart Choices

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Indorama Ventures Ltd. (IVL) DEJA™ recycled polyester and CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene
Your solution for Sustainability is here. IVL is introducing DEJA™, the new global sustainable performance brand, made with 100% post-consumer rPET. Accredited and traceable from bottle to filament yarn and staple fiber. CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene filament, the yarn with abundant inherent performance; ultra-lightweight, moisture management, thermal regulation and unlimited color. See how you can make a difference! More info.

Stain & Soil Protection
Jason Mills, LLC
Makes Things Materialize
Phase change materials
Controls Odor/Eco-Friendly

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