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Technology/Finish Trademark and Brand Name Index

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Carolina Apparel Group Products - As a subsidiary of Coville, Inc., Carolina Apparel produces knitted apparel products and offers the comfort and cost benefits of body-size, side-seamless fabric and apparel Made in the USA. Carolina Apparel specializes in base-layer, underwear, and first-layer products for well-known brand names, major retailers' private labels and for the US Armed forces. The company's quick replenishment on in-season items, coupled with its cost-efficient manufacturing advantages makes Carolina Apaprel an attractive, experienced alternative to offshore manufacturing.
  Carolina Specialty Fabrics - Carolina Specialty Fabrics develops cotton flannels, drills, twills, cords, blends, Kevlar wovens, and knits. Custom weaving is done upon request. Bring the company your ideas and it will help you develop specific fabrics to meet your needs.
  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).
  CLARINO™ Microfiber Leather - Developed by Kuraray Co., Ltd., CLARINO synthetic leather products were developed from Kuraray's initial research into compound ultra-fine fiber, non-woven material, and high performance polymers. These accomplishments led to the eventual, successful duplication of the complex structure of natural leather, and have enabled Kuraray to debut unique materials which exhibit and surpass natural leather's special, inherent qualities. This non-woven microfiber material, and continues to be the leading innovator in the production of synthetic leather. The AMARETTA brand of CLARINO is a napped micro-fiber suede drape, and feels and wears like the finest natural leather, but without the limitations commonly associated with natural material. It is available in every color of the rainbow. CLARINO materials have a wide variety of applications that include athletic and casual footwear, apparel, equestrian riding apparel and saddles, sports balls, gloves, upholstery, automotive interiors, and audio equipment.
  Climate Technology By Sympatex® - Developed by Sympatex Technologies, Climate Technology by Sympatex® provides for the perfect shoe climate. This new laminate consists of the membrane and hydrophobic 3D upper material with air pockets. It is 100% waterproof and provides optimal breathability. The technology is fast wicking from the foot through the hydrophilic inner lining. It gives a large surface area transfer of moisture to the breathable Sympatex membrane and the faster passage of the water vapour to the 3D upper during more strenuous activity. It also improves the air circulation and ventilation effect in the 3D air pockets by the rolling movement of the foot, which results in a pleasant foot climate, comfort for the wearer, maximum performance, and dynamic breathability.
  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.
  ColorMatcher Series - Developed by GTI Graphic Technology, the GTI ColorMatcher series is designed to evaluate and communicate color with absolute confidence. Five different light sources provide an essential tool for visual color match assessment, comparison of color variation, and detection of metamerism. All CMB models comply with industry standards including ASTM D1729-2009, SAE J361 and BS-950 Part 2 and are supplied with a certificate of product conformance (NIST traceable). Four models are available to accommodate nearly any sample size.
  COOLDYE - Developed by CHT USA Inc., the new COOLDYE specialty textile concept takes the heat out of dyeing recycled and biodegradable polyester ?for more sustainable textiles. This new COOLDYE, low-temperature dyeing concept provides energy savings of more than 10 degrees Celsius for sustainable polyester fibers, which is good for both the environment and the textile producers' bottom line.
  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® 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® 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® 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.
  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® - 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.
  Crypton® - Since 1993, Crypton upholstery fabric has changed the way we use and think about textiles. The leading innovator in performance fabrics, the company continues to test, improve, and develop unique fabric technologies to create durable, liquid, stain and odor resistant fabrics while keeping the environment in mind. Crypton Fabric offers superior protection against stains, odors, moisture, and mildew for long lasting, beautiful, mess-free environments. Launched in 2013, Crypton introduced Crypton Home Fabric – a performance fabric specially created to bring 20+ years of proven success in the science of fabric and stains to the world of residential design.
  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.
  Cyberknit Fabrics - Utilizing the optimal combination of the fibers, knit constructions, surface and technical enhancements, Cyberknit provides performance knit fabrics to the Active, Lifestyle, Military, Outdoor, Tactical & Safety markets. Fibers: Poly, Coolmax® Poly, MicroPoly, Nylon, Cordura® Blends, Cotton blends, Inherently FR Blends, Poly blends, Tencel® Blends, Recycled blends, Wool Blends, Spandex/Lycra®. Constructions: 7-42cut Guage, Single Knit, Dbl. Knit, Jacquard, Fleece, Loop, Plated. Finishes: Brushing, Peaching, Sanding, Sueding, Napping, Sheering. Technical Attributes: Abrasion-Resistance, Anti-Static, Compression, Cooling, DWR, FR, Heat dissipation, Odor Control, Insulation/Regulation, UV Protection, Wicking, etc.
  C_Change™ - This Schoeller membrane technology combines biomimicry with a PFOA- and PFOS-free system of moisture management to create the perfect interior climate comfort for the wearer. The technology can be used in conjunction with a variety of fabrics, from extremely lightweight nylons to heavy wools for pants, jackets, and coats. It can also be incorporated into all components (i.e lining, lamination auxiliaries, membrane, surface material and water-repellent finish) to create an intelligent fabric through lamination processes that includes breathable binding materials and a dot matrix system.
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