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Component Material Trademark and Brand Name Index

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Gehring-Tricot / Tweave Textiles - Gehring-Tricot has a diverse range of tricot and raschel machinery of most any gauge needed. The company has a large selection raschel spacer fabrics, offering an incredible breadth of designs. Unique to Gehring is the use of many different yarns, which allows for a varied market mix. In a typical year, Gehring-Tricot uses anywhere from 200-250 different yarns, in combinationd of filament and spun yarns. For its knit fabrics, Gehring uses such yarns as nylon, polyester and spandex, to more complex performance yarns, including aramids [meta and para], glass, carbon, rayon, silk, wool, etc. Gehring-Tricot's woven division, Tweave, produces stretch woven fabrics, known by the Durastretch®, Duratech®, and Durasense™ brands, and are available in a range of weights from 4-10 oz/sq.yd., and can contain up to 50% spandex, primarily blended with nylon.
  Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF) - GRTF produces textiles that combine global sourcing of raw materials with an evolving approach in thinking to provide consistently excellent solutions to its customers in various markets. The company's leading-edge manufacturing facilities specialize in weaving, knitting, dying, coating, and laminating worldwide, servicing the automotive, energy, filtration, geosynthetics, military, outdoor, and protective markets, at the same time providing freight solutions for a variety of customer shipping needs.
  GlenGuard FR® - Developed by Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF), GlenGuard FR® offers the best protection-to-weight ratio available in the market, ensuring comfort without sacrificing safety. GRTF's fabrics have proven their capabilities within the FR apparel market, incorporating durability and comfort while surpassing government safety requirements. GRTF's aim is to keep the wearer safe and cool. GlenGuard FR® qualities include: Protection against flash fire/arc flash hazards; available in 2 weights: 4.5 oz. (7.3 ATPV Rating) and 6.4 oz. (10.1 ATPV Rating); Offers both Class I (4.5 oz) and II (6.4 oz) protection; Inherently flame resistant; Solution dyed; Best protection-to-weight ratio available in the FR market; comfortable FR workwear; Wickzz™ proprietary finish to eliminate moisture in garment.
  GlenGuard® Hi-Vis - Developed by Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF), GlenGuard® Hi-Vis offers unrivaled arc flash and flash fire protection. When it comes to protection, you need more than just hi-vis. The arc/flash fire protection should meet the highest levels of protection. Safety vests produced using GlenGuard® Hi-Vis offer patented “no melt, no drip” technology, and as part of our family of GRTF's FR protective fabrics. Qualities include: Protecttion against flash fire and arc flash hazards; “No melt, no drip” technology; Inherently flame resistant; ANSI compliant; Solution-dyed; 6.4 oz fabric; Constructions: Woven or Mesh; and Colors: Yellow, Orange. GlenGuard Hi-Vis is ideal for use in the industrial, highway construction, electric and gas utilities, transportation, government and military sectors.
  GORE-TEX ePE membrane - W.L. Gore's new waterproof fabric that is geared towards sustainability. This new waterproof ePE membrane material offers the same lightweight and breathable protection as the GORE-TEX fabrics everyone is familiar with, but with a fraction of the carbon footprint. To solve the problems with perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) used in the manufacture of technical fabrics, it has been found that these eco-hazardous textiles are highly persistent, remaining in water systems for decades. While many brands have moved away from using PFCs altogether, Gore is not convinced by the performance of the alternatives available. Instead, Gore focused on producing fabrics containing PFCs that have no environmental concern. Gore’s new ePE membrane is made through a non-fluorinated process, using far less plastic material than previous Gore-tex fabrics, without any decrease in durability or performance. The main component used in this new technology is often used for things like plastic bags, wire insulation, and film. However, Gore has made it suitable for outdoorwear by adding a level of polyurethane and developing a way of expanding the materials to create microscopic holes for moisture vapour to pass through.
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