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KERATAN™ - This new, innovative glove application, developed by Pittards, is designed to significantly enhance the abrasion resistance of Pittards' goatskin leather. The hard surface treatment in KERATAN™ provides several performance properties including improved abrasion resistance, durability, flexibility, breathability, and water resistance. KERATAN™ leather is ideal for gloves used in snowboarding, motorcycling, mountaineering, and any other application where durability is important.
  Kingwhale Fabrics - Kingwhale’s in-house fabric research team constantly explores new technologies and searches for technical fabric innovations. One of it's important developments is Tau™, Kingwhale’s exclusive range of performance fabrics. Made from quality raw materials, the company uses advanced machinery to achieve the highest levels of Tau™ fabrics' functionality, weather protection, comfort and durability. Tau™ Performance Fabrics are currently being used by outerwear, sportswear, activewear, and casualwear brands around the world. The Tau™ Performance group can be customized to incorporate all the latest features such as body zoning, seamless and sew-free bondings, anti-microbial properties, etc. Tau offers three different series of layer-specific fabrics: Premiere Base Layer Series for moisture management/breathability; ThermoCore Series for insulation (available in multiple weights); and Shield Series for outer layer maximum protection, comfort, and breathability. Beyond its established fabrics lines, Kingwhale creates specific fabrics, suited to fill its clients' needs through its exclusive Function > Form > Fit System.
  Klingler Asia Textiles - Klingler Asia, serviced in the U.S. by European Textile Trading Corp., manufactures a variety knit and woven fabrics including stretch and WPB laminate fabrics for high performance outdoor and sportswear categories; knitted fabrics for base and 2nd layer, jersey fabrics, mesh and interlock constructions; and bonded fabrics that include 2 layer and 3 layer constructions that combine woven and knitted substrates. The company offers top weight fabrics in synthetic piece dyed and true yarn dyed blends with the addition of either proprietary cooling or thermal technologies for the fashion market. Klingler also offers protective fabrics with abrasion resistance and insulating properties for high durability applications.
  Kovenex® - Produced by Waubridge Specialty Fabrics, Kovenex is an inherently heat and flame resistant material that offers the ultimate protection in situations where safety is paramount. Kovenex fabrics are non-woven, high performance, flame-resistant thermal barriers that are more effective than traditional thermal barriers on the market today. Koventex is commercially available in a number of domestic and international brands of personal protective equipment (PPE) and FR gear. Kovenex patented blend of fibers produce TPP levels per basis weight equal to or better than other, more expensive woven thermal barriers.
  KTTEX™ - KTTEX™ retro reflective system can be added to HYGY™ fabric or stand alone on most light weight fabrics. With extensive R&D capabilities, King Tech is able to engineer and manufacture the best quality high visibility fabrics serving the need of customers in sports, leisure, uniform and industrial fields.
  KURALON™ / KURALON K-II - Developed by Kuraray Co, Ltd., Kuralon™ is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber, used for fiber cement (non asbestos), extrusion and concrete roof tile products all over the world. The fiber possesses high tensile strength, low elongation, good dispersion in cement, good adhesion to cement, good resistance to alkalis, good weather ability, and is nontoxic.
  Kyorene® - Developed by Graphene-One, Kyorene® is a low-cost high performance composite fiber that can potentially change the current safety & protective and industrial markets. Safety & Protective applications include: cut-resistant gloves, sleeves, and other protective products. The nano composite version of Kyorene possesses antimicrobial, sterilization, deodorant functions, and anti-friction qualities. Medical applications include: Medical bed mattresses and sheets, safety shoes and insoles. Industrial applications include: Canvas, tarpaulins, conveyor belts, and high-performance engineering plastics, highway & bridge construction, improving the textile strength of concrete, and water conservancy construction.
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