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Fiber/Yarn/Thread Trademark and Brand Name Index

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Caprolan® - Caprolan® Nylon is a registered trademark of AlliedSignal Peformance Fibers. It is a high quality, Type 6 nylon fiber that is lightweight, durable, abrasion resistant and has excellent dyeability. Caprolan nylon is used for a variety of apparel and equipment, including knit and woven fabrics for linings, shells, outerwear, skiwear, sports bags, golf bags, fanny packs, day packs, and sleeping bags.
  CELBOND® - CELBOND® is a family of technically advanced sheath-core bicomponent staple fibers. The core of each CELBOND® fiber is polyester for added strength and resilience. Surrounding the polyester core of each fiber is a special lower melting polymer sheath which, after exposure to heat, is designed to form a strong, cohesive bond with other fibers. These dual polymer fibers are designed to bond in a wide range of nonwoven and highloft structures. CELBOND® fibers' characteristics offer manufacturers a unique combination of beneficial properties for nonwoven products: Versatile bonding, Easy lamination, Increased strength, Maximum resilience, Enhanced fabric softness, Environmentally responsible CELBOND® bicomponent fibers can be blended with a variety of other fibers for bonding by air-lay, wet-lay, or dry form met
  Celliant Nylon - Developed by Hologenix, LLC, when Celliant® is integrated into nylon, the textile has a softer hand and has advantageous dying properties. We are pleased to offer standard filament counts in Nylon 6.
  Celliant Polyester - Developed by Hologenix, LLC, when Celliant®’s mineral blend is embedded into polyester, it retains the natural characteristics of the polymer.
  Celliant Viscose - Developed by Hologenix, LLC, Celliant viscose is the first in-fiber sustainable viscose infrared (IR) solution for brand partners seeking an alternative to synthetic fibers. Developed in partnership with Kelheim Fibres, Celliant Viscose blends beautifully with cotton, micromodal, lyocell, wool varieties (including cashmere), and other fibers, and is ideal for performance wear, luxury loungewear, casual wear and bedding.
  Celliant® - This revolutionary, patented technology harnesses and recycles the body’s natural energy through the medium of fibers. Celliant’s applied science utilizes a blend of minerals and proprietary ingredients that are embedded into the core of the fiber. Use of products containing this technology has been clinically proven to enhance tissue oxygen levels, improve athletic performance, sleep quality, health and wellness. Fibers, yarns and fabrics made with Celliant® technology can be found in some of the world’s most recognized name brands. The Celliant® technology can be embedded into polyester, nylon, and viscose fibers to create added benefits. End-use applications include: Apparel, Sports Textiles, Military, Industrial, Pet Products, Automotive, Bedding Products, Hospital Textile, Medical Devices, and Compression Fabrics.
  ChromShield™ - This patented technology, developed by CHROMUCH, they new yarn structure incorporates a shield layer that wraps around the core solution-dye yarn. This “shield’ is what gives the fiber additional color, protection and ability to add functional technology. The ChromShield™ yarn offers the deepest blacks, richest reds, and the brightest blues. The technology protects the yarn's vibrant colors, wash after wash.
  CHROMUCH Fiber - This is a branded fiber, developed by CHROMUCH, which advances a new standard in sustainable color design and takes the guesswork and compromise out of the equation. CHROMUCH solution dyed polyester fibers are made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and use absolutely no water in the dyeing process. The newly-developed synthetic fiber is of premium quality, rich in color, fade-resistant and earth-friendly, making CHROMUCH fiber the best choice for developer-friendly performance textiles. Color without compromise.
  CHROMUCH Now - This solution-dyed fiber program, developed by CHROMUCH, allows for easy adoption and design by product developers and designers. The program offers a turnkey program of select trend- right solution-dyed colors that are in-stock and competitively priced for better lead times and low MOQs (minimum order quantities).
  CiCLO® - This is the first fiber product developed by Intrinsic Advanced Materials, LLC. CiCLO® (pronounced seklo, translates to cycle), is a patent pending textile technology that reduces synthetic microfiber pollution caused by washing, and minimizes plastic accumulation in landfills due to discarding. By partnering with outdoor brands, CiCLO offers a biomimetic approach and sustainable solutions for the brands to easily integrate into their supply chain.
  Cocona® Fabrics - TrapTek's Cocona fibers and yarns are infused with activated carbon from coconut shells and provides moisture management, odor management and UV protection. The yarns and fibers are lightweight, comfortable and retain all other product features, such as stretch and washability for the life of the product. TrapTek's Cocona was named by Time Magazine as one of the most amazing inventions of 2005.
  COLORCOAT - FIBER-LINE adds color to any high performance fiber with the COLORCOAT line of products. The benefits of COLORCOAT include: The finished product is stronger than solution-dyed fibers and solution-dyed fibers have pigments in the filaments which weakens the fibers chemical chains; COLORCOAT coatings encapsulate the filaments on the outside, providing vibrant color without impeding the strength. In addition, our Fiber Line's coatings do not affect other performance characteristics of the fiber including elongation and LASE. For over 25 years, FIBER-LINE® LLC has provided science-driven expertise that improves the performance and the end-use processing of high performance fibers. Our products enable the search for new energy reserves and extend the life of fiber optic telecommunication cables.
  Comforel® - COMFOREL® is the registered trademark for the INVISTA brand of bedding products. It offers down-like luxury in bedding products such as pillows, comforters and mattress pads. COMFOREL® is also used in furniture applications, which include decorative pillows and mattress toppers. In pillows, COMFOREL® clusters shift and move like real down for comparable comfort, without the worry of allergies commonly associated with down. New "COMFOREL® Naturals" create an even greater feeling of luxury by blending the clusters with silk, cashmere and angora.
  ComFortrel XP® - ComFortrel XP® is a fiber that gives both comfort and performance to apprel and socks. Qualities include great moisture management and shape retention. ComFortrel® 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.
  ComFortrel® - ComFortrel® is a polyester fiber made by Wellman, Inc. For natural fiber comfort in a high performance yarn, ComFortrel® is engineered for superior breathability and wickability. Moisture moves away from the skin and doesn't get trapped in the fabric. And, because it's made of Fortrel®, performance is built right in. ComFortrel® provides superb pill resistance, maintains excellent shape retention, and doesn't shrink, wrinkle or stretch. And, it looks as good as it feels. End uses include high performance apparel, sportswear, childrenswear, and performance underwear.
  Conductrol™ - Developed by Sterling Fibers, this uniquely engineered acrylic based fiber addresses the control of electrostatic discharge. The fiber combines the stability of carbon-based fibers with the enhanced performance of modified fibers. Electrostatic Discharge, referred to as ESD, is the phenomena of that uncomfortable spark you see and feel after you walk across a carpet and touch a doorknob. In certain environments such as solids/air filtration, a single spark has the potential to set off an explosion. Therefore, control of ESD is required in many different industries. Conductrol™ can be incorporated into: Filtration products (woven and non woven); Carpet backing (needle punched, woven scrim); Upholstery (spun yarns incorporated into fabrics); Apparel (spun yarns for woven or staple for non woven fabrics); and Specialty Materials (short s
  Coolcore® - Developed by a Coolcore, a New England-based company, the Coolore® product is a cooling material innovation in temperature technology. Coolcore's patented, chemical-free material delivers three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation. And, because it is chemical-free, the cooling benefit never washes out. Coolcore's materials reduce surface temperature of the fabric up to 30 percent and have earned the prestigious "Innovative Technology" recognition from the Hohenstein Institute for "Cooling Power", the only company globally with this recognition.
  CoolMax® - CoolMax®, made by Invista, is a tetra-channel polyester, which pulls, or "wicks", moisture away from your skin to the outer layer of the fabric. Because of the larger surface area of the tetra- channel fiber, moisture evaporates quickly. So, you stay dry and comfortable. CoolMax fabric is also highly breathable and easy to care for. It is used in a variety of apparel, sports accessories and medical wraps, braces and pads.
  Coolmax™ EcoTech™ - This ultimate performance fabric delivers the same high- performance, quick-dry benefits and comfort as the original Coolmax® fabric, but has the added benefit of being made from recycled resources. The process for making Coolmax™ EcoTech™ fiber begins with post-consumer bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET.
  CoolVisions® - Manufactured by FiberVisions®, an Indorama Ventures Company, CoolVisions® is a disperse dyeable PP fiber that combines the properties of solution dyed PP fibers with disperse dyeing capability to create a premiere dyeable polypropylene fiber. Besides it dyeability feature, the fiber also incorporates a vast array of performance qualities including lightweight, comfort, cottony soft, moisture management, durability, breathability, thermal insultion, stain resistance, and easy care.
  CORDURA® AFT Fabric - Developed by Invista, CORDURA® AFT Fabric features an open-knit construction that allows air to flow through, making it both a lightweight and highly breathable material. This durable nylon 6,6 mesh offers an excellent tensile strength-to-weight ratio and is engineered for enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance. CORDURA® AFT Fabric is available in a variety of knit constructions (circular, flat, warp mesh), with laminate options (coated two- or three-ply laminates) offering water repellency. The CORDURA® AFT Fabric range includes multilayer 3D spacer/2D mesh solutions, ideal for items like footwear, backpacks, motorcycle gear and apparel reinforcement.
  CORDURA® Ballistic Fabric - Developed by INVISTA, this fabric provides durable performance for a variety of end uses, including packs, luggage, workwear and motorcycle apparel. Products made with CORDURA® Ballistic fabrics feature enhanced tear and abrasion resistance, and long- lasting durability. CORDURA® Ballistic fabric is constructed with qualifying INVISTA yarns which are woven in the classic 2x2 basket weave construction, dyed and finished in accordance with INVISTA's approved fabric standards for the CORDURA® brand. The physical demands placed on today's combat soldiers, tactical and law enforcement officers have never been greater, and this intense use calls for a fabric that can take it.
  CORDURA® Classic Fabrics - Developed by INVISTA, this line of CORDURA® fabrics provide rugged durable performance for a variety of end uses, including packs, luggage, footwear and performance apparel. CORDURA® Classic fabrics are constructed with air jet textured yarns for enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and offer stylish durability and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio performance characteristics. Also available in select Solution-Dyed Nylon color portfolio for exceptional lot to lot color consistency and fade resistance vs. piece dyed alternatives.
  CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Fabric - Developed by Invista, this merino wool fabric is blended with nylon 6,6 to create a fabric that delivers the aesthetics and comfort of wool combined with the abrasion resistance and the performance benefits of nylon. With optimal strength-to-weight ratio and excellent tear strength, CORDURA® Combat Wool ™ Fabric offers up to 10 times more abrasion resistance with optimal strength-to-weight ratio and excellent tear strength. The fabric is ideal for baselayers, activewear/workwear. In addition, CORDURA® Combat Wool ™ Fabric can be woven with or without stretch and can be finished, coated/laminated for design flexibility. Applications include active urban lifestyle wear, military and work uniforms, and can be adapted for bags, footwear and accessories.
  CORDURA® Denim Fabric - Developed by INVISTA, CORDURA® Denim Fabric helps hard- working jeans last longer than traditional 100% cotton denim. Based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA’s T420 nylon 6.6 fiber, CORDURA® Denim fabric retains the authentic look and feel of cotton denim, but with added abrasion resistance, and toughness. Jeans made with CORDURA® Denim fabric are exceptionally durable without compromising on comfort and style. The authentic look, comfort, and feel of traditional 100% cotton denim with built-in long-lasting durability and exceptional abrasion resistance brings with it the heritage of the CORDURA® brand which has proven performance in the world’s toughest environments.
  CORDURA® HP Fabrics - Developed by INVISTA, this groupd of fabrics provide best-in- class polyester performance for a variety of end uses, including packs, bags, luggage, footwear and accessories. CORDURA® HP fabrics offer exceptional value and an optimal print medium.
  CORDURA® Lite Fabrics - Developed by INVISTA, this CORDURA® line of fabrics provide light weight durable performance for a variety of end uses, including technical packs, day packs, luggage and footwear. CORDURA® Lite fabrics offer enhanced tear and abrasion resistance with a wide variety of styling options.
  CORDURA® Lite Plus Fabrics - This new fabric line, developed by Invista’s CORDURA® Brand Fabric division. This woven fabric, made using the highest tenacity Type 749 yarns in various combinations ranging from 210 denier/68 filament to 525 denier/140 filament. The new CORDURA® Lite Plus Fabrics have 12% higher tensile strength and contains two times more individual yarn filaments when compared to CORDURA® Lite fabric. The higher filament counts allow for increased natural fabric coverage in weaving, resulting in a smoother/softer hand, along with improved water / air leakage with less coating required. Potential constructions include lightweight rip stops, dobbies, and plain weaves, targeted at end-use applications such as technical packs, daypacks, and luggage.
  CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric - Developed by INVISTA, CORDURA® Naturalle ™ Fabric delivers the look and comfort of cotton with the functional benefits of nylon 6,6, so it’s as long-lasting and lightweight as it is soft and stylish. With technical performance similar to cotton, CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric is engineered for added abrasion and tear resistance as well as water resistance, making it ideal for performance apparel. CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric features full-dull luster nylon 6,6, filament yarn for a matte finish, with woven options available featuring elastane/spandex yarns for stretch. Available in plain, ripstop, double-face and dobby constructions, CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric is a strong choice for lifestyle and sport-inspired garments, including technical pants and shells, mid-layers and outerwear.
  CORDURA® NYCO Fabrics - Developed by INVISTA, CORDURA® NYCO Fabrics offer comfortable durability in military uniforms, workwear and casual clothing. Based on an intimate blend of cotton and INVISTA’s T420 nylon 6.6 fiber, CORDURA® NYCO fabrics provide exceptional abrasion resistance, comfort, and durability. With more than 45 years of proven combat performance CORDURA® NYCO fabrics are durable, stylish and always ready to work overtime under some of the toughest workplace conditions. Lightweight and strong - it’s what tough, stylish clothing has been waiting for.
  CORDURA® Re/Cor™ Fabric - Developed by Invista, CORDURA® Re/Cor™ Fabric, a portfolio of sustainable fabrics, made with recycled materials that maintain the strength and durability of all CORDURA® Fabrics. The portfolio of CORDURA® Re/Cor™ Fabric includes: 1) RPET, a 100% recycled high-tenacity polyester yarn created from discarded bottles and packaging; 2) RN6, a 100% recycled nylon 6 yarn that transforms pre-consumer waste into CORDURA® re/cor™ RN6 yarn; and 3) CORDURA® re/cor™ RN66 durable fabric, CORDURA®'s latest fabric innovation, made from RPET and RN6 recycled and reclaimed high-quality yarns. CORDURA® re/cor™ blended yarns offer performance and design elements that cannot always be achieved by using one fiber alone. CORDURA® Re/Cor™ Fabric is designed for a variety of products that include apparel reinforcements, outerwear, bags and packs, luggage, equipment, accessories and footwear.
  CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric - Developed by INVISTA, CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric is solution-dyed, which locks in color at the molten-polymer extrusion level, making it resistant to UV fading and frosting under abrasion for extended color vibrancy. CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric technology not only locks in color, it ensures lot-to-lot and multi-component color consistency from batch to batch. The same UV resistance that benefits color vibrancy also helps CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric retain its strength after extended UV exposure, so its high-tenacity nylon 6,6 construction holds up over time. CORDURA® TrueLock™ is also sustainable----with every 250,000 linear meters of fabric, CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric can save more than 467,00 liters of water, 408,000 mega joules of energy, and 26,845 kilograms of CO2.
  CORDURA® UltraLite Fabrics - Developed by INVISTA®, this line of CORDURA® fabrics provide light weight durable performance with a wide variety of styling options. Based on high tenacity nylon filament fiber technology, CORDURA® UltraLite fabrics are ideal for a variety of end use applications where optimal strength-to-weight ratio is critical, including technical packs, day packs, stuff sacks, pouches, performance apparel, footwear and accessories.
  Cotton-like™ - Developed by Unifi, Inc., Cotton-like™ is a comfortable fabric that blends the qualities of performance with cotton-like softness, so that clothes won't shrink or wrinkle. The potential benefits include: soft, lofty hand; dries quickly to save energy; less processing required; combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes; is easy-care. The fabric is available in a full range of fibers, including REPREVE®, ProFiber™ (solution dyed, cationic/disperse effects, matte luster yarns, and with spandex).
  CRAiLAR Flax - Developed by CRAiLAR Technologies, Vancouver, Canada, CRAiLAR Flax is a hearty, fast-growing rotational crop that requires minimal pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, and irrigation. Based on ongoing research, a kilo of CRAiLAR Flax only requires 17 liters to produce the same quantity of finished fiber — 99 percent less water than cotton. Through the use of far fewer pesticides and herbicides, CRAiLAR Flax can help conserve water. The all-natural, enzymatic process used to create CRAiLAR unlocks the potential of flax as a high-performing, eco-friendly natural fiber. The raw fiber is treated with the proprietary CRAiLAR process to remove stiffening lignins from the flax, resulting in a fiber with cotton’s softness and durability. The USDA has designated CRAiLAR Flax Fiber as 100% BioPreferred®.
  creora eco-soft - This environmental fiber, developed by Hyosung, is for for low heat settings, and soft hand elastane for saving energy during production.
  Creora® - Creora® is the trademark name for Hyosung America's spandex yarn. Creora heat-resistant H350 is specifically engineered for polyester compatability and offers improved wash fastness and quality in soft, quick-drying blends.
  creora® Black - Developed by Hyosung, this dope dyed black elastane fiber saves water during production.
  Cuben Fiber - Originally developed by Cuben Fiber and Cubic Tech Corporations as a high-performance, lightweight fiber used in non-woven fabrics, Cubic Tech Corporation was purchased by DSM Dyneema in 2015. Today Cuben Fiber is used in laminate and composite materials for yachting, performance sailing, windsurfing, inflatables, airship hulls, medical applications and increasingly in ultralight backpacking equipment, such as tents and backpacks.
  Custom Products - Let our product development team at Carolina Specialty Fabrics help you with your next program. They will sit down and discuss your ideas and guide you through the product development process.
  CuTEC™ - Developed by Next Fiber Technology, CuTEC™ is a unique and proprietary Copper Fiber Technology that provides a natural anti-odor and hygienic protection against micro-organisms, such as bacteria and fungi that attack the CuTEC™ fibers. The technology utilizes the qualities of copper and binds the copper to 1) polyester, 2) nylon or 3) re-cycled polyester fibers. Woven and knitted products containing CuTEC™ copper fibers can be effectively used in the production of running, trail, race and recovery, diabetic and every day wear socks, base layer apparel, insole fabrics, sports bras, narrow elastics, athletic apparel, intimates, anti-embolism hosiery, and much more.
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