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S-Café™ - A composite yarn technology from Singtex® Technical Fabrics, this is a nano-technology polyester yarn, which utilizes recycled coffee grounds, a by-product of the coffee industry, in the polyester polymer solution to produce an eco-polyester. Currently, S-Café is only available in filament yarns. The company is working on a staple version.
  S2 Technologies™-Stretch System - Consoltex stretch system features nylon, polyester and spandex stretch fabrics that combine high abrasion resistance and durability with superior stretch performan
  S3 Technologies™-Soft Shell System - Developed by Consoltex, S3 Technologies Soft Shell System is a diverse group of soft shell products designed to provide the right level of protection given four critical factors: climate, level of activity, exposure time and tolerance to heat/cold. S3 features double-faced stretch fabrics as well as bonded base layers designed for comfort, insulation and moisture management. The latest addition is iS3 – a patented soft shell system designed for use in winter weather conditions. iS3 features a continuous filament stretch insulation bonded to a lightweight mechanical stretch lining creating the first fully insulating soft shell system that maintains the stretchability, breathability, abrasion and weather resistance of tradition
  Sanitized® - The quality Sanitized® seal is a hygiene function that is applied to products during production to guarantee a lasting effect for the life of the textile product. The effectiveness of the integrated hygiene function is long-lasting and reliable. Whether at home, at work, during sports, and every day life, the Sanitized® hygiene function ensures a feeling of freshness all day long. This treatment is integrated into the textile and offers long-lasting, safe and fresh wearing comfort. The seal provides a reassuring feeling so the consumer can be assured that everything has been done to ensure perfect hygiene in your home.
  Sass - Our distinctive range of ironing board cover designs will inspire even the most ardent opponents of ironing.
  SAYA - This new brand name in recycled PET fibers,is developed by Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, which repurposes over 75 billion bottles every year. The SAYA brand focuses on the critical recycling and sustainability issues that face the textile and garment industries, redefining what's possible in textile renewal, including recycling of fabric scrap, overruns, and garments. SAYA's recycling and manufacturing facilities are located throughout ASIA, including China, Japan, and the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Renewal efforts have also expanded into the USA and South America.
  SAYA Next - This group of SAYA fibers, developed by Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, includes fibers made from garments, fabrics and cutting waste, with the goal of providing solutions for the industrial waste problem shrouding the textile industry. The three groups of fibers included in SAYA Next include: 1) SAYA RSCUW - Recycled Scrap and Cutting Waste; 2) SAYA RSCUW Raw - Made from cutting fabric scrap and colored PET bottles, retaining its original color; and 3) SAYA GARMA is SAYA's most complex continuous recycling solution of post consumer garments, which includes fabrics with performnace finishes, coatings, trims, and zippers.
  SAYA Now - Represents specific groups of SAYA fibers, developed by Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, and made from post-consumer PET bottles, which offer brands and developers the best value, geographic accessibility, and recycling options to support unique brand initiatives. SAYA Now consists of three groups of fibers: 1) SAYA 365 is the largest and most comprehensive selection of PET bottle fibers available all over the globe; 2) SAYA Coastal is a specialized recycling program that targets the clean-up and renewal of plastic bottles that would migrate out to sea; and SAYA USA is a special collection of recycled polyester made in Nan Ya's facility in South Carolina, USA
  Scarecrow Solutions - Scarecrow supplies innovative horticultural and agricultural textile products in New Zealand & Australia.
  Scentry® - This odor capture product, developed by Microban International, is a platform for textiles, forms a protective barrier on fabrics that attracts and traps odor, preventing apparel from giving off an offensive smell during wear and in-between washings.
  Scentry® Revive - This new odor control product significantly reduces the need for laundering. Perfect for items ranging from workout clothes and footwear to athletic gear and bedding, Scentry Revive neutralises body odor even after wear or use, offering the convenience of washing less with the assurance of continued and long-lasting freshness. With ultra-high capacity and efficiency, Scentry Revive’s apparel odor protection lasts four to five consecutive wears and its footwear odor control protection lasts up to one year. Scentry Revive maintains its freshness through up to 50 home launderings.
  Schoeller® Fabrics - Schoeller® fabrics are award-winning, high tech, innovative functional wovens, knits and innovative textile technologies. Schoeller textiles are developed, produced, and finished using only high quality and ecologically safe materials. The award- winning textiles can be found in apparel for sport, bike, work, urban, lifestyle, fashion, workwear, as well as bedding and upholstery, and in such diverse applications as mountaineering pants, soft-shell jackets, equestrian and golf apparel, protective clothing, high-fashion and business apparel.
  Schoeller®-deoline - Schoeller Textil USA's additional option for its Schoeller® fabrics, which is an antibacterial treatment that offers protection against unpleasant odors and micro-organisms.
  Schoeller®-dryskin - Schoeller®-dryskin is a highly functional group of fabrics, made with two-layer contruction. A highly abrasion resistant nylon face coupled with a Coolmax® inside keeps the body dry, even with high activity. Originally designed for mountaineering pants.
  Schoeller®-dynamic - Trademark name for Schoeller's elastic (mono- and bi-stretch) woven fabrics incorporating abrasion resistant yarns such as nylon and Cordura® for performance applications and natural fiber blends for modern sportswear variety. Designed for pants and jackets.
  Schoeller®-dynatec - Schoeller's tear and abrasion resistant fabrics, designed for protection. These fabrics are suitable for mountaineering, motorcycling, snowboarding, rucksacks, etc.
  Schoeller®-keprotec® - Schoeller®-keprotec® is a group of highly tear and abrsion resistant fabrics, made with tough Kevlar® fiber. These fabrics are designed for occupational safety, motorcycling, snowboarding, skiing, fire brigade wearing, etc. For protective workwear, special characteristics can be developed, like cut and flame resistance.
  Schoeller®-PCM - Schoeller®-PCM" is a new group of "smart" textiles featuring active thermal regulation,based on Phase Change Technology. The PCM in the microcapsules are set to a specific temperature range. When the temperature rises, they store the excess heat. When the temperature falls again, they release the previously stored heat.
  Schoeller®-prestige - Schoeller's elastic bi-stretch woven fabrics (up to 55% EL in warp and weft). These fabrics are designed for horse back riding, streetwear, and fashion.
  Schoeller®-reflex - Schoeller's modern twilight protection with complete-surface-reflection in Schoeller®-keprotec® or schoeller®-dynatec fabrics. Visible under lights up to 100 meters. Very rub and tear resistant.
  Schoeller®-skifans - Trademark name for Schoellers insulating stretch woven fabrics with an abrasion resistant nylon face coupled with wool inside, which allows for a supple, fleecy hand. Designed for ski garments, mountaineering, and active garments.
  Schoeller®-spirit - Schoeller's fashionable fabrics with a technical look and performance. These fabrics are designed for sportswear, street wear, and fashion.
  Schoeller®-stretchlight - Trademark name for Schoeller's stretch woven fabrics (mono- and bi-stretch) with an abrasion resistant face and a cotton inside for pleasant wearing comfort. These fabrics have a water and dirt repellant finish, and are designed for functional pants.
  Schoeller®-WB-400 - Schoeller's stretch woven fabrics (one or two way stretch), developed with a water, wind and snow barrier. These fabrics have a fleece backing and an air permeable coating, and are designed for winter garments.
  Schoeller®-WB-formula - Schoeller®-WB-formula is a group of lightweight stretch woven fabrics (mono- and bi-stretch), with a waterproof and windproof membrane. Designed for lightweight weather protection garments that offer a great freedom of movement.
  SeaCell® - This marine fiber is the combination of cellulose (lyocell) and the active substances of seaweed (e.g. Ascophyllum nodosum) and silver. In this fiber, the natural cellulose-based lyocell fiber acts as the carrier for the natural, health-promoting substance---seaweed. The result is a soft, breathable, stimulating and comfortable fabric that is available in the two versions: SeaCell® active fiber and SeaCell® pure fiber.
  Sensil® - Sensil® is the treademark name for Nilit Corporate America's family of 6.6 polyamide yarns. These branded novelty fibers, designed for extreme comfort and easy-care, are used for both circular and seamless knitting. The benefits of Sensil® include: High-color fastness; Soft hand even after repeated washings; Quick drying; Lightweight;Adaptable for delicate intimate apparel to rugged sportswear with performance properties. End-uses include intimate apparel, bodywear, activewear, and legwear.
  Sensura® - Developed by Wellman Inc., this revolutionary fiber has built-in softness, smoothness, and performance. Fabrics made from Sensura are sensual and soft, yet resilient and durable.It takes less dyestuff, less energy, less water in the production. Sensura dries twice as fast a cotton, and it's comparable with high-tech fibers too. It moves perspiration away from the skin, transporting it to the fabric surface. End-uses include active sportswear, weekend wear, and socks.
  Sentry FR™ - This is a new line of improved FR safety & protective elastics, launched by OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics™ and FULFLEX®. FR-FLEX™ features improved FR capabilities for an upgraded no melt/no drip performance with increased design options. Using FR-Flex™ allows for a thinner, flatter design with better hand while not sacrificing performance. End-use applications include harness webbing for SCBA, elastics for face masks, straps for thermal imaging cameras, suspenders and belts for pants and lifelines as well escape ropes for safety. All products are engineered to meet NFPA Standards.
  Sewfree® - Sewfree adhesive films are specifically designed to replace stitched seams in garments. Seams made with Sewfree are just as strong as sewn seams. The bonded seam is unwrinkled, waterproof, and can reduce the need for additional taping. Bonded integral seams can retain the stretch characteristics of the body fabric.
  Sewfree® High Recovery TPU Elastomers - These new tapes offer the best recovery while still maintaining the sleek, smooth aesthetics of a Sewfree seam, band or hem. In addition to the design benefits, careful attention to the manufacturing methods and fabrics used in making intimate garments was given. These High Recovery TPU Elastomers satisfy both the need for enhanced designs, better performance and the need for greater flexibility in manufacturing.
  Shelter-Rite - For over 40 years, Shelter-Rite® architectural fabrics have been engineered with a proprietary coating formula for superior UV and mildew resistance, and unique weft inserted knit fabric that provides excellent tensile, tear and seam strength. This time-tested technology has resulted in architectural structures that maintain long-lasting aesthetics. For added protection from the elements, Seaman Corporation offers the broadest line of top finishes in the industry featuring Shelter-Rite® Brite™ Tedlar® and Kynar® fluoropolymer top finishes.
  SigNature® T - (Supply Chain Quality Control) This patented and proprietary DNA molecular tagging, developed by Applied DNA Sciences, keeps textiles real and safe through its tagging, testing and traceability its program. SicNature T allows for superior quality control and assurance at any point in the supply chain. SigNature T is stable and is engineered to adhere to any textile substrate, including natural and synthetic fibers. These botanical-based taggants cannot be copied, and survive standard textile treatment processes, offering forensic-level authentication at any point in the supply chain from fiber to finished goods.
  SigNify™ os - (Supply Chain Quality Control) For textile and apparel customers looking to conduct high-volume grieve goods cotton testing, Applied DNA Sciences offers a turnkey solution with SigNify os "On Site" DNA authentication system that includes: SignIfy os equipment and consumables; Service and maintenance; SigNify os training and certification; and Online customer service support.
  SilvaClean® - Developed by Applied Silver, The SilvaClean® technology is an antimicrobial textile treatment. It is a service consisting of a microprocessor controlled system that applies pure ionic silver to textiles. It works on all natural and synthetic fibers and gets reapplied each time the item is laundered. Ionic silver is a natural antimicrobial that works to kill stain and odor causing bacterial using three microbe-killing mechanisms: (1) inactivation of key enzymes such as those required for respiration, (2) disruption of the DNA process, and (3) damage of the cell wall. SilvaClean’s unique technology distributes the silver ions throughout the textile to provide ongoing antimicrobial protection across the entire textile surface before, during and after use.
  SILVADUR™ - The patented delivery technology of SILVADUR™ antimicrobial binds silver molecules microscopically to fabric surfaces and activate silver ions only in the presence of undesirable bacteria. This bio-responsive performance feature ensures that SILVADUR™ stays on the fabric and remains active for more than 50 washings. Also, SILVADUR™ won't detach or degrade at high temperatures or in the presence of bleach and won't discolor fabrics. SILVADUR™ is offered in an easy-to-apply liquid formulation and can be used in multiple processing methods, including pad and exhaust applications.
  Silver Lining®™ - This soft, non-woven, reflective insulation fabric, developed by Advanced Flexible Materials, creates a comfortable insulating lining. Made of aluminized polymer film, Silver Lining’s radiant barrier both bars and allows the penetration of heat to maintain a consistent temperature in an environment. Silver Lining’s ultra- thin coating of 99.99999% pure aluminum is applied in a vacuum chamber. The highly efficient heat-reflective coating is about 1/100th the thickness of a human hair. The micro-thin reflective insulation coating is capable of returning up to 80% of a person’s body heat. Silver Lining’s reflective insulation can be compared to a “heat-mirror”. Just as a mirror returns light, a “heat-mirror” returns heat.
  SilverShield® - Developed by Microban, SilverShield® is a breakthrough in silver based antimicrobial technology. Infused into products during their manufacturing process, it provides a long-lasting and powerful protection against the growth of microorganisms on the surface of a product. The technology can be integrated into everything from hospital beds to cutting boards. Once implemented, it cannot be washed off and does not wear away. SilverShield technology is considered to be a breakthrough in antimicrobial protection as it works quicker and more efficiently than other silver based antimicrobials. SilverShield Technology is eight times faster than other silver based antimicrobials. It’s unique geometry and highly efficient release mechanism enable it to reduce bacterial counts on surfaces below safe levels within two hours at room temperate (25°C). Unlike other antimicrobial based silvers, SilverShield is not a nanotechnology. SilverShield antimicrobial protection is a safe silver based antimicrobial technology that is registered for use with the US Environmental Protect Agency and that passes all of the necessary safety regulations.
  Simultaneous Color Viewer - The Simultaneous Color Viewer, developed by GTI Graphic Technology, Inc., is designed to help detect metamerism and test color harmony by allowing a visual side-by-side comparison of colors under four different light sources. Standard light sources are daylight (D65 or D50), LED (3500K), store light (4100K CWF or TL84), and home light incandescent (CIE A). A UV light allows for the detection of optical brighteners, whitening agents, and fluorescent dyes and pigments. The spring loaded viewing platform allows for thicker materials, like carpet samples, to be easily viewed.
  Skilcraft - This custom textile product, produced by Industries of the Blind (IOB), is manufactured for commercial and government businesses. As a non-Profit organization, the IOB's Skilcraft products represent high quality garments. The IOB organization also makes non-textile products using a visually impaired team. The Skilcraft sewn products can be found in the apparel, sposrts textile, home furnishings, safety & protective, industrial, and medical markets.
  Sleepskin - Developed by Springs Creative, Sleepskin is the first performance fabric scientifically developed to improve sleep. This new patented mattress fabric uses revolutionary "Fluid Stretch" to offer an unparalleled level of pressure relief and comfort. Test show that Sleepskin stretches 20 times easier than "super stretch knits". And, the fabric surface of Sleepskin allows for super quick moisture evaporation, which greatly improves surface comfort. Nothing is more important than temperature-regulation during sleep. Sleepskin is specifically constructed to transmit heat away from the body, giving a cooler sleep.
  SmartSilver™ - Developed by NanoHorizons, SmartSilver™ is a permanent anti- odor/antimicrobial enhancement to natural and performance fabrics. The nanotechnology used to create SmartSilver enables manufacturers to improve functionality, add powerful antimicrobial performance and use fewer additives, while maintaining the qualities of the fabrics. SmartSilver yarns and fabrics offer anti-odor endurance and quality. NanoHorizon's blends of nanotechnology-enhanced fibers ensure maximum anti-odor/antimicrobial effectiveness at minimum cost for cotton, rayon, and most synthetic fibers.
  SOLARMAX® - SOLARMAX® is the registered trademark for the INVISTA brand of UV-resistant fiber and fabric. It features superior ultraviolet resistance and durability that promote excellent style benefits for use in outdoor fabric applications. SOLARMAX® is ideal for use in flags, banners, hot-air balloons, parachutes, life jackets, tents and other such products that must withstand environmental stress. An inherent strength and a built-in ultraviolet resistance, using a base type 6,6 nylon, allow superior performance over type 6 nylons and polyesters of similar fabric constructions.
  Sorona® - DuPont™ Sorona® is a breakthrough bio-based, high performance polymer offering unique benefits for both the apparel and carpet industries. Sorona® contains 37% annual renewable plant-based ingredients, showcasing its innovation in textiles and environmental impact benefits. By using Sorona®, carpet and apparel manufacturers can help minimize their impact on the environment without sacrificing quality and performance. It offers unique performance benefits, including superior softness, unmatched durability, exceptional stretch and recovery, and inherent stain resistance without the need for topical treatments. Sorona® is one of the first 11 products approved to use the USDA new product label on certified bio-based products. It also received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification, the most stringent Class 1 certification.
  Spectra® - Developed by Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies, Spectra® fiber provides lightweight, dependable strength in demanding applications. Produced using a patented gel-spinning process, Spectra® is a bright white polyethylene fiber with high resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light. The fiber is stronger than steel and 40 percent stronger than aramid fiber. Spectra® is also capable of withstanding high-load strain-rate velocities.
  Sportek™ Fabrics - This fabric brand, offered by Sportek International Inc., incorporates one of the largest selection of imported/converted knit textiles distributed in the US. Targeted towards the swimwear, cycle wear, rash guard, dance wear and outer wear markets, the vast collection includes: stretch fabrics, pile/fleece, technical/functional fabrics, organic/eco-friendly, and stretch meshes, and FR fabrics, etc.
  Sportwool™ - Sportwool™ fabric construction features the finest Merino wool against the skin, to provide a micro-climate environment which draws vapor away from the skin, expelling it out into the atmosphere. The removal of the vapor from the micro-climate between the skin and fabric reduces the formation of liquid sweat, leaving you drier and more comfortable.
  Spunnaire® - Spunnaire® is a fiber that gives both comfort and performance to apparel and socks. Qualities include great moisture management and shape retention. Spunnaire 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.
  STA-COOL® - This specialty yarn Introduced by Fiber and Yarn Products, Inc. is known as the "SOFTER-SMOOTHER-COOLER U™" yarn. The yarn is produced though the use of a "trade-secret" process and technology to supply amazing moisture movement to filament or spun polyester yarns. Finished products made with yarns using the company's special STA-COOL® process feature enhanced stain release properties, quicker drying times, and greater wicking action, leaving the consumer with a feeling of comfort and softness that will have them wanting more STA-COOL® garments.
  Sta-Kleen - Developed by The Michell Group, Sta-Kleen is the first performance fabric and a revolution in faux leather urethane upholstery that cleans permanent marker and ballpoint pen. Sta-Kleen fabric makes it easy to remove tough stains including ketchup, yellow mustard, nail polish, lotions, creams and topical antiseptics that would stain conventional urethane upholstery forever. Sta-Kleen offers permanent protection, created with a proprietary bonding process inherent in the manufacturing process of the product. It is not a topical application: it will last the lifetime of the upholstery.
  Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate - Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate (PC) by The Mitchell Group is a polyurethane coated upholstery fabric made from 100% polycarbonate resins. The polycarbonate resins provide for an incredibly strong and durable product. The combination of the polycarbonate resins and Sta-Kleen stain resistance means Sta-Kleen PC can withstand the harsh chemical disinfectants used in commercial environments. It has been accepted into the Healthier Hospitals Initiative for Safer Chemicals. The initial offering consists of five patterns.
  StainSmart® - This fabric technology developed by Milliken & Company provides permanent stain repellency and stain release properties. The garments will stay cleaner, longer, because there is the dual action of two robust and balanced technologies, working in the fabric for the life of your garment. StainSmart is the only fabric technology proven to work on a wide variety fabrics for a broad range of uses, including apparel, hospitality, healthcare, military, and automotive.
  SteelFil™ - Developed by FilSpec Inc., SteelFil™ is a revolutionary yarn made of a combination of steel and softer fibers for protection, style and added comfort. It is a perfect yarn to create clothes that have an urban look but also provide high resistance to cuts and abrasion. SteelFil™ has THE STRENGTH OF STEEL, THE SOFTNESS OF FABRIC. Experience a new cut-resistant gear to replace chainmail (a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh) when you can, without any compromise on protection, function and comfort!
  Sterlingwear of Boston® - This exclusive line of outerwear apparel is produced by the Boston based manufacturer of the same name. Best know for its manufacturer of the US Navy peacoat, the Sterling of Boston® brand is also available in both specialty retail and department stores for the fashion market with a commercial collection of stylish, wool outerwear for men and women.
  STORM DENIM™ - STORM DENIM Finish - This finish developed by Cotton Incorporated gives a water-repellent function to cotton denim. The STORM DENIM finish compares well to synthetics in breathability; and compared to unfinished denim of the same weight, the STORM DENIM finish provides an additional level of durability. Through STORM DENIM technology, consumers will be introduced to a new category of performance denim. Denim garments made with STORM DENIM technology protect the wearer against cold, wet conditions, offer stain-repellency, enhanced durability, and are easy-care.
  STORMFLEECE™ - This patent pending technology uses a single layer woven fabric that combines the traditional 2 layer soft-shell and fleece into one without the need for a laminated membrane. STORMFLEECE™ reduces the chemical use and energy consumption at the production phase. Its high density woven fabric also reduces the amount of micro-fiber loss during laundry.
  SunDancer - An all-purpose, comfort pile fabric made from Glenoit Fabrics' sliver knitting process. The fabric is very light-weight for it's volume. It has multi-season comfort, is easy-care, and non-shrink.
  SunShield - Exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, SunShield is a two-component skin-core structured yarn. The titanium core shields against UV rays, providing superior protection from sun radiation. When wet, fabrics made with this yarn solve one of the biggest problems with standard polyester, the "see-through" issue and makes SunShield the perfect solution for sun blocking applications. End-use applications include: sportswear, intimate apparel, hosiery, and swimwear.
  SuperFabric® - This broad array of innovative materials integrate commercially available materials with custom-proprietary armor technology to create award winning extreme textiles. These materials offer durability, flexibility, breathability, water resistance, abrasion resistance, stain resistance, and slash resistance. They are utilized in industrial, commercial, recreational, and military application around the globe. Our materials enhance product performance. We also offer lightweight fabrics, custom colors, logos and patterns. No other material offers such value, performance and versatility-simultaneously.
  Superfino® - Incredible advancements in circular knitting have given Texollini the ability to produce fine-gauge European knitting utilizing ultra-fine yarns. Containing over twice the number of stitches per inch (as many as 8,000), the fabrics utilize combinations of very fine fibers and yarns, combined with lightweight, durable Lycra®. Texollini's industry-leading, Made in America Superfino® and Ultrafino® fabrics provide density, durability, support and quality for a variety of primary markets from lingerie to swimwear to casual sportswear.
  Supermicrell Polyester Yarn - Developed by Radici and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, this micro-filament polyester fiber has a count of less than 0.3 Dtex. The high degree of fineness makes Supermicrell very versatile and suitable for tightly woven or warp-knit, impermeable applications, and is ideal for extreme- use, such as water- and wind-resistant applications including: sportswear, technical wear, intimate apparel, hosiery, swimwear, home furnishings, linings, curtains, and trimmings. Supermicrell has a silk-like hand, and also possesses excellent breathability and absorbing properties.
  SuperShed™ - This super durable waterproof application, developed by the ASF Group, has a rating of 80 using the Water Repellency Spray Method, even after over 100 repeated washings. This newly developed DWR technology uses a water repellent agent and a collateral process technology that densely aligns water repellent groups and bonding them firmly to the nylon fabric.
  Supplex® - Supplex® Nylon is made by Invista. It is a cottony soft nylon that offers the performance benefits of a man-made fabric with the look of cotton. It offers protection from wind and rain and is durable. Light weight and quick drying it is used for gym shorts, jackets, windbreakers, running suits and more.
  SUPRIVA™ - SUPRIVA™ is a family of fibers designed to create durable, highly styled accent and kitchen rugs. SUPRIVA™ is a registered trademark for the INVISTA type 6,6 nylon which is designed to stand up to traffic and wear. Because of its styling flexibility, mills can create fashionable printed rugs, elegant solids and natural-looking textures using SUPRIVA™ fibers. Rugs made with SUPRIVA™ nylon are market favorites, and can be found at the major home furnishings retailers.
  Sure-Chek® - Developed by Herculite® Inc., this collection of medical fabrics were developed in cooperation with healthcare professionals to provide industrial fabrics that are comfortable, safe and effective for use in healthcare facilities, prison industries, jails, camps, and dormitories. Sure-Chek® brand medical fabrics are enhanced by a controlled release system, which enables the "slow release" of a specially formulated antimicrobial system to the fabric surface, lasting for the life of the medical fabric.
  Susterra® - Developed by DuPont Tate & Lyle, Susterra® is the pure, bio-based, petroleum-free diol. Susterra® propanediol, the building block that delivers high performance in a variety of applications, from polyurethanes and unsaturated polyester resins to heat-transfer fluids. For polyurethanes, Susterra® propanediol is an excellent polyol or chain extender that gives manufacturers flexibility when developing high-performing, bio-based solutions. The innovative Susterra® sustainable textile solution offers manufacturers of performance fabrics is available to designers of apparel, footwear and gear. DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra® propanediol durable coatings and waterproof, breathable membranes are manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process using plant-derived glucose. In addition to being renewably sourced, Susterra® is manufactured using a sustainable process that produces 50% less greenhouse gas emissions and consumes 42% less non-renewable energy than equivalent petroleum-based diols.
  SVILOSA yarn (SVILOTEX®) - Developed by E. Miroglio and exclusively distributed in North America by ICF Mercantile, LLC, this solution dyed filament rayon yarn is available in 52 stock colors, has excellent dye uniformity, and is suitable for either knitted or woven fabrics in apparel, industrial, and home furnishings applications.
  SwissCotton® AirJet - Expensive fabric finishes are no longer needed, just to control pilling. Buhler's AirJet-spun cotton yarns minimize fiber fly and drastically reduce pilling. The AirJet process embeds fiber ends deeply into the yarn structure for improved abrasion resistance, which retains a high-quality fabric look, even after many washings, and a cost-effective alternative to conventional cotton and plied yarns. This means fewer slubs and less fiber fly. AirJet yarns also boast fast absorption of moisture and dyestuffs resulting in stable dyeing. This even yarn structure works well in seamless knitting, and makes for a high-end overall appearance at a reasonable cost.
  SwissCotton® Compact - Produced by Buhler Quality Yarns, SwissCotton® Compact is a yarn produced by processing the best extra-long staple cotton with a compact spinning system developed by Rieter, a company with a long history of textile-machinery innovations. Because the process spins all fibers firmly into the yarn, the result is a strong yarn with low hairiness and very little pilling. SwissCotton Compact has high yarn tenacity and elongation, low lint fly, and no visible foreign fiber contamination. The yarn also offers stable dyeing properties, and optimum running efficiency in weaving, knitting, and warp knitting.
  SwissCotton® Organic - Soft and sustainable, SwissCotton Organic is for buyers who value both quality and environmental responsibility. Buhler examines production from the cotton fields to the spinning mill all the way through certification from the Institute for Marketecology. That means Buhler's organic cotton remains free of agrochemicals from seed to soft, luxurious final product. While other organic cotton can be rough or irregular, SwissCotton Organic is soft to the touch and polished to the eye. This yarn is ideal for everything from T-shirts to bed linen to intimate apparel.
  SwissCotton® Rainbow - Buhler's innovative Rainbow yarns offer eye-popping dye colors, and maximum flexibility. Rainbow is a pre-treated, high-grade cotton yarn that dyes in much deeper shades than traditional untreated cotton. Trendy or seasonal colors can be manufactured quickly and in small lots. Because of Rainbows calibrated dyeing properties, patterns woven or knitted into raw fabric can be made visible in the desired color after the piece or garment has been dyed. Color intensity can be increased by using a combination of yarns with different levels of Rainbow treatment. The dyeing process can be controlled so patterns appear either color-on-white or tone-on-tone. Blending Rainbow-treated fibers with regular untreated cotton can produce mélange (heathered) yarns that can be package-, piece-, or garment-dyed.
  SwissCotton® Royal - Developed by Buhler Quality Yarns, this yarn combines the best elements of single and plied yarn. Buhler's royal-spun yarns possess evenness, strength, and low hairiness. Royal spinning means fibers are spun firmly into the yarn, leading to fabric with a clean surface, less fiber-fly, elegant sheen, and very little hairiness or pilling. SwissCotton® Royal starts with extra-long staple cotton, which offers the comfort of a truly soft and gentle hand. The royal spinning process works all fibers firmly into the yarn, leading to superior abrasion resistance. SwissCotton Royal is stronger than single yarn and much more economical than typical plied yarns.
  SwissModal® Rainbow - Developed by Buhleer Quality Yarns, SwissModal Rainbow is a stylish mélange yarn, produced with innovative Rainbow technology that allows for speed and flexibility, without the high expense. Rainbow technology is based on a treatment that changes the dyestuff absorption of the fiber, allowing it to be colored in a much deeper shade. Blending Rainbow-treated with traditional untreated fibers can produce mélange yarns in a wide range of colors. Choosing Rainbow mélange yarn means no unusable leftovers, short lead times, very small minimum quantities, quick reactions to short-term color trends, and reduced inventory levels. By using Rainbow technology, the yarn, the knitted/woven fabric, or the garment itself can be dyed. Buhler also offers its Rainbow mélange yarns in extra-long staple cotton.
  SwissModal® Silk - Developed by Buhler Yarns, SwissModal Silk is a fine, soft, and shimmering yarn that offers textiles a lustrous sheen. The yarn is known for exceptional comfort and softness. Because Buhler specially select its silk that ensures minimal foreign fiber contamination, the company can ensure a purity even in light colors and white. The Natural Kibiso mulberry silk is cultivated in regions with ideal climate conditions for silk-worm growth. The result is a white, clean cocoon with remarkably even fibers. Products made with ring-spun SwissModal Silk boast water absorbency and good dimensional stability. The yarn is a blend of 85% Lenzing MicroModal Edelweiss and 15% silk.
  Sympatex High2Out® - Developed by Sympatex Technologies for fast and effective removal of sweat through its hydrophilic membrane combined with a particularly absorbent textile layer. In this technology, droplets of sweat are absorbed in a matter of seconds and removed from the skin, which provides for 120% better breathability combined with excellent climate control. Applications for this technology include apparel, footwear, and extreme conditions for top sporting performance.
  Sympatex Reflexion® - Developed by Sympatex Technologies, this innovation provides for innovative heat technology. The technology provides for vapor deposition of aluminium onto the membrane, which results in up to 75% of body heat being reflected. The membrane achieves up to 3.6°C less heat loss and offers more freedom of movement and better performance, due to the lack of additional layers of insulation. In addition, the technology is 100% waterproof and provides optimal breathability. The reflection effect of the aluminium coating achieves up to 3.6°C less heat loss and reduces energy costs in a water bed by up to 70%. it creates a perfect climate for sleeping.
  Sympatex® Fabrics - Developed by Sympatex Technologies, the Sympatex brand was created in 1986 by the Akzo Nobel Group as a result of a polymer patent application. The Dutch group of companies used the polymer product to develop pioneering membrane technology. The brand name was created from an amalgamation of the terms “sympathetic” (resp. “friendly”) and “textiles”. Sympatex develops, manufactures and sells membranes, laminates, functional textiles, finished products and end products for a range of applications with selected partners all over the world. The products with the Sympatex membrane are tested in minute details at the Sympatex laboratories to ensure that they feature good workmanship, are water and windproof, breathable and durable. In addition all seams are sealed with genuine Sympatex tape to ensure that they are waterproof.
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