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Naia™ - Developed by Eastman, Naia™ Cellulosic yarn is a highly versatile yarn that combines sustainability and performance with a natural touch. Its inherent qualities of lightness, silkiness and soft hand combined with its hypoallergenic nature make it ideally suited for intimate apparel and other next-to-skin applications. Made from wood pulp that is derived exclusively from sustainably managed and certified forests, Naia™ has been awarded Oeko-Tex product class I certification. Eastman Naia™ fiber is the perfect choice for fabrics in womenswear. The filament yarn transforms into luxurious, soft, and easy-to-care-for fabrics, while the staple fiber creates eco-conscious blends that reduce pilling, are supremely soft and quick drying.
  NANO-Spear TM - Developed by BondCote, NANO-Spear" is a new coated fabric technology developed to inhibit odor causing bacteria and a wide array of microorganisms including mold, mildew, and fungi. Integrated within the fabric is a microscopic bed of nano-size spikes that lie in wait to puncture the cell walls of invading microbes, inhibiting them as they come to rest on the fabrics surface. NANO-Spear technology is a totally new approach in providing long-lasting antimicrobial protection for coated fabrics used in industries that require the highest levels of hygiene.
  Nano-Tex® All Conditions Fleece - Nano-Tex transforms the fleece fibers at a molecular level to create this water-repellant and static-free fabric. Hydrophobic nanoscale “whiskers” elevate water molecules above the fabric’s surface, which helps prevent liquid from penetrating the fabric. To eliminate static, positive and negative ions dissipate static charge as soon as it occurs, preventing static cling, and unpleasant static shock.
  Nano-Tex® Dry Inside - A revolutionary new fabric known as “performance cotton”. Dry Inside combines the moisture management capabilities of the best synthetic active-wear garments with the comfort of 100% cotton. By modifying cotton at the molecular level, Nano-Tex has created a fabric that funnels moisture away from the skin and towards the outer surface where it then evaporates. The result is a fabric that wicks moisture away from skin, won’t feel heavy and damp and retains its natural softness.
  Nano-Tex® Neutralizer - Using a special molecular structure, Nano-Tex Neutralizer fabric intercepts odor molecules caused from perspiration. It clutches these molecules to prevent offending scents from being released into the air, and creates a filter that captures body odor traveling through the fabric. Upon washing, the odor molecules are eliminated from the fabric altogether. Unlike anti-microbial treatments or silver-based treatments, Neutralizer doesn’t use harsh chemicals to kill bacteria. Instead, it neutralizes the odor molecules themselves, making for a more environmentally friendly fabric.
  NanoGLIDE™ - Developed by Next Fiber Technology, NanoGLIDE is a Permanent PTFE Patented Technology for performance apparel and socks that will not wash or wear out, and will retain all other features such as stretch. The fiber’s natural color is white with denier ranges from 60-1200. NanoGLIDE is raising the bar by taking moisture management, skin protection, abrasion, and comfort into high energy levels of: 1) extreme moisture wicking, 2) enhanced durability, 3) ultra-fast drying, 4) reduced friction and 5) extreme abrasion resistance. NanoGLIDE's extreme performance and comfort is gentle on the skin, yet achieve maximum protection. The NanoGLIDE Technology can be used on both knit and woven fabrics.
  Nanosan® - Developed by SNS Nano Fiber Technology, Nanosan®, is a new type of nonwoven composed of polymer nanofibers. Utilizing SNS's proprietary technology, nanofibers can now be produced in larger quantities and at a substantially lower cost, making Nanosan® the first commercially available material of its kind on the market. Specialized nanofiber membranes can also be produced to customer specifications. Nanosan® is available in a variety of basis weights, up to 2 mm thick. Nanosan® can also contain particles (up to 150 micron), dispersed throughout the nanofiber matrix or encapsulated within the nanofibers themselves, thus allowing additional functionality to be added. Nanosan® is suitable for a variety of applications, including personal care products, protective tapes for electrical cables, wound care, decontaminat
  NEOLAST™ - Developed by Celanese Corporation, NEOLAST™ is made from thermoplastic elasotester polymers that enable the creation of more sustainable power-stretch performance fabrics. Through a proprietary melt-extrusion spinning process, NEOLAST™'s solvent-free manufacturing addresses the challenge of recycling blended fabrics by eliminating potentially hazardous chemicals typically used in spandex production This helps to create longer- lasting, more durable recycled apparel. Additional NEOLAST™ qualities include: improved moisture-management/dry times; improved fabric integrity (i.e. less likely to unravel, pill, degrade, or yellow over time); and improved fiber dyeing in a full-color spectrum.
  NEWLIFE Polygiene® - This Eco Friendly high tech product is a continuous filament yarn that provides odor control, easy care and long-lasting performance, which is polymer-intrinsic in the yarn. NEWLIFE Polygiene® is a 100% mechanically recycled polyester yarn that is certified, fully traceable, and made in Italy by the Sinterama Group. The effective action of NEWLIFE Polygiene® stops the proliferation of a wide range of bacteria, and gets rid of unpleasant smells. Performance will not decrease after repeated washings and dry cleaning, and is not altered by exposure to light, heat or humidity.
  NiceGain Textiles - Based based in Nanjing, China, NiceGain Textiles manufactures and sells textile products, high-simulation chemical fiber fabrics, made from natural or artificial high polymer materials. The Company uses such chemical fibers, as viscose, acetate, polypropylene, acrylic, nylon, and terylene (a specific form of polyester known as polyethylene terephthalate). Nanjing Hg-Nice Gain Fabric also produces Consumer based discretionary apparel & textile products, including blankets & throws, etc.
  NILIT® Fashion Fibers - NILIT’s fashion yarns produce a contemporary look and offer a balance between fashion and comfort. NILIT developments include innovative textures, dyeing techniques, and eye-catching attractive colors. NILIT®'s Fashion Fibers trademarks include: NILIT® Black Diamond: Sparkling appearances for hosiery/legwear, intimate apparel and fashion applications; NILIT® Britex: Bright, textured yarns for all applications; NILIT® Colorwise: Rich color shades; NILIT® Duelle: Deep contrasts when combining two colors; NILIT® Pastelle: A range of color shades; NILIT® Arafelle: Heather- effect yarns; NILIT® Duomix: Combine NILIT® nylon 6.6 fibers with Easy Dye cationic polyester fibers; NILIT® Brillion: Soft hand fabrics; NILIT® Softex: Full and Semi dull microfiber yarns with rich color; and NILIT® TRIOMIX: A three-color solution of melange fibers for an optimal fashion heather effect.
  Nilit® Performance Fibers - Through moisture management and anti-bacterial protection, NILIT fibers enhance performance and endurance. The special properties last the life of the garment, and provide extreme resistance. Nilit®'s Performance Fibers group includes: NILIT® Heat–Captures natural body heat to keep wearers warm; NILIT® Innergy– Microfiber with built-in FIR (far infrared ray) properties; NILIT® Aquarius–Moisture management properties for athletic wear; NILIT® BodyFresh– Highly resilient, flexible yarns with antibacterial properties; NILIT® Breeze– Cooling yarns for sportswear, shape wear, hosiery, lingerie and outerwear; NILIT® Eversheer–Covers spandex for protection and an ultra sheer appearance; and NILIT® Higher Tenacity–Used in high-strength, durable fabrics.
  Nordic Spirit® - Nordic Spirit®, made by Huntingdon Mills Canada Ltd., are high end pile fabrics made possible by state-of-the-art equipment at the leading edge of computer assisted technologies. These may include polyester, wool, modacrylic, or acyclic fibers of microfibers, imitation furs, and complex jacuard designs. End uses include outerwear, lining in footwear, accessories and home furnishing.
  Nufabrx® - This proprietary biomaterial and platform-technology is developed and commercialized by Textile-Based Delivery Inc. (TexDel). The technology provides therapeutic delivery of active ingredients to the body for healing purposes. Examples include Pain relief (i.e IcyHot/Biofreeze, CBD), Anti-Cellulite or even Melatonin to aid in sleep. Nufabrx® contains embedded active ingredients within the filament fibers of fabrics like nylon and polyester. The Body-Activated Nufabrx® products respond to skin temperature and moisture. When made into garments, the active ingredients can be absorbed through the skin into the body to provide long-lasting dermal-release and body healing. The controlled delivery process provides ideal performance, even with different dosing levels and being processed through numerous wash cycles. Nufabrx® products are durable and washable up to 25 times without losing effectiveness.
  NüHyde™ - NüHyde is a new patent pending coating, developed by Nüwa Textiles, which increases abrasion resistance by over 450% compared to conventional PU coatings. When the fabric yarns are fused with NüHyde, its high viscosity content creates a barrier on the surface without compromising the tear and tensile strength of the fabric. The coating was tested by the independent testing lab SGS using a 1,000 gram Taber wheel and resulted in an increase from 1,200 cycles for a two-times polyurethane coating to 5,600 cycles for NüHyde. The specially formulated heavy duty performance coating is ideal for luggage, backpacks, and wear areas of garments.
  NuLeather - Developed by The Mitchell Group, Niles, IL, NuLeather is a faux leather fabric, engineered with the highest quality polycarbonate resins that provide the required durability for the most demanding environments. The fabric’s formulation offers outstanding hydrolysis resistance, and its rayon-polyester backing provides unsurpassed strength. The fabric is VOC free and contains no PVC, plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals or stabilizers. In addition, there are no chemical flame-retardants, or toxic by-products and virtually all chemicals are recycled by the mill. NuLeather is ideal for luggage, upholstery and the home furnishings market.
  Nüwash® - This proprietary hybrid fiber, developed by Nüwa Textiles, has a unique finish, which offers both durability and endless design options. The fabric is featured in stonewashed denim effects, heathers, straw mat looks, or tatamis through the careful intermixing of 95% nylon and 5% synthetic blended fibers that react differently to the dyestuffs. The resulting Nüwash® fabric features three to four colors within the yarn, resulting in a depth and richness not previously achieved in ballistic performance nylon. Developed in heavier weights, the fabric is available in a full range of 400, 840, and 1680 denier ballistic weaves. Nüwash® fabric is suitable for a variety of end-use applications including luggage, backpacks, shoes, river gear, sailing equipment, and other heavy-duty applications where performance is a r
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