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Radici® Fully Drawn Polyester Yarns - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, Radici® Fully Drawn Polyester Yarns are a collection of high quality dyeable filament yarns, available in bright and semi-dull versions, developed for the medical and industrial markets.
  Radici® Polyester SY - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, Radici® Polyester SY yarns are a collection of bright and semi-dull, filament dyeable yarns, available in 20 to 1000 denier versions, and the yarns have textile characteristics that impart softness and wearability to the fabrics. The yarns' bright effect is characterized by a special luster for all colour shades. The yarns are targeted towards the apparel and industrial markets.
  Raditeck AC - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, Raditect is a group of staple fibers that can be added to concrete to interlock the fresh concrete matrix. This mechanical stabilization controls shrinkage (i.e., plastic retraction). Raditeck AC reinforcement eliminates the crack formation that causes the permanent weakening in the resulting concrete. Raditeck AC decreases concrete permeability and improves its surface characteristics, such as impact resistance and toughness. These innovative features work synergistically to produce durable, high quality concrete.
  ReCast - Developed by The Mitchell Group, the ReCast® patterns of faux leathers are formulated with polycarbonate polymers, containing the strongest resins available for coated fabrics. Polycarbonate is a highly durable and scratch resistant material. ReCast has tremendous physical properties, is easy to clean, and will withstand the abuses of daily life.
  ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides - Developed by Ascend Peerformance Materials, ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides include up to 100% pre-consumer or post-consumer recycled material, depending on the performance and sustainability needs. As an integrated nylon producer, Ascend Performance Materials knows the value of reliability and consistency. The company uses third-party certified materials throughout its ReDefyne™ portfolio to deliver performance every time. ReDefyne™ provides reliable performance without the footprint.
  ReNewKnit™ - Designed for luxury, keeping the planet in mind, ReNewKnit™ is a Lear exclusive, first-to-market automotive textile, developed by Guilford Performance Textiles by Lear, which is fully recyclable at its end of life. Composed of 100% recycled plastic bottles, ReNewKnit™ fibers are spun from recycled polyester yarn and finished with a foam-free, recycled fleece backing that further reduces water and energy consumption in the manufacturing process. This premium sueded material challenges perceptions of reused and recycled textiles, with a wide range of surfaces suitable for various interior applications and improved functionality.
  Rentex Fabrics - Manufactured by Rentex Mills, Inc., Rentex Fabrics are made with circular/warp knit construction, and are a collection of highly technical and innovative fabrics, made according to customers' specifications. Features of Rentex Performance Fabrics include: abrasion resistance, chlorine resistance, oxygen regulation, sustainable/”green”, moisture control, microbial control, thermo regulation, UV protection, flame resistance, precision topical knits, and high visibility. End-use applications for these fabrics include: military, safety & protective, medical, aquatic, sports textiles, agriculture, theatre, team sports, filtration, flags & banners, and uniforms.
  REPREVE® Nylon 6 - Developed by Unifi, Inc., this high-quality nylon is made from “pre-consumer” waste, which is recycled from valuable waste created in the manufacturing process—a normal part of making textiles. Unifi turns this waste into a win, reusing this waste and maximizing its output from precious natural resources.
  REPREVE® Polyester - Developed by Unifi, Inc., REPREVE recycled fiber is certifiably sustainable—made through a vertically integrated process that starts with recycled materials, including bottles, and ends with high-quality fiber. Available as a 100% recycled polyester or a hybrid blend with virgin.
  REPREVE®-DOWN BLEND - Developed by DOWNLITE, REPREVE®-DOWN BLEND is an intimate blend of Repreve® – a brand creating GRS certified post-consumer recycled fiber made from plastic bottles – and virgin down and/or Downlite’s GRS certified recycled down blends. Repreve® down- blend offers a sustainable solution with enhanced performance benefits.
  Rezillion™ - Developed by Consoltex, Rezillion™ is an extremely versatile fabric solution ideally suited for the home and hospitality marketplace. While most fabrics serve only one function, Rezillion serves many. Rezillion is stain, fluid, flame and bacteria resistant yet is comfortable, breathable and dura
  Roller Clear® / Roller Patent® - This is a process for extruding (calendaring) continuous rolls of 54 inch wide PVC developed by Sommers Plastics. The process allows for greater yield (less waste) and lower costs. Working with this system for producing clear plastic, Sommers became the first company in America to offer Roller Clear and Roller Patent in many gauges (thicknesses) ranging from .006 to .060 and in varying hands, both soft and firm.
  RubbRe™ - This nonwoven sheet rubber material incorporates recycled post consumer tires into a versatile, eco-friendly material suitable for a variety of applications. It is produced in a variety of colors and thicknesses for use in upholstery, wall coverings, out door furniture, tarps, flags & banners, bags/luggage, and home/office accessories.
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