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Tactel® - Tactel® Nylon is made by Invista. It is a silkier softer nylon with a crinkle finish. 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.
  Teflon EcoElite™ - Teflon EcoElite™ finish is based on Zelan™ R3 which contains 60% renewable content (ASTM D6866-12) and recognized as a USDA- certified Biobased product. The chemistry for Teflon EcoElite™ renewably sourced finish (Zelan™ R3) is bluesign® approved and is an approved input finishing chemical for application in the processing of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified textile products, assessed by IMOswiss AG, a GOTS Approved Certifier.
  Teflon® - Teflon® textile finishes are a portfolio of products to meet the demanding repellent and stain performance levels and sustainability requirement of the brand customer and end consumer. All of this, without impacting the look, touch, feel, color or breathability of the fabric. The product is professionally applied at the fabric mill or fabric finisher for durable performance. Teflon EcoElite™ finish is the first renewably sourced, non-fluorinated fabric treatment for durable water repellency and is manufactured with 63 percent renewably sourced raw materials. Teflon® fabric protector is a fluorochemical finish and the ultimate in durable stain and soil protection for apparel, home and technical textiles.
  Teflon™ fabric protector - Developed by Chemours Company, this product is an industry leader in durable stain and soil protection for apparel, home textiles and a variety of other items made from textiles. Teflon™ fabric protector works on all fabric types by surrounding each fiber with an invisible molecular shield guarding against oil- and water-based stains, dust and dry soil. All without impacting the look, touch, feel, color or breathability of the fabric.
  Teflon™ textile finishes - Developed by the Chemours Compqany, this is a a portfolio of products that meet the demanding repellent and stain performance levels and sustainability requirement for branded apparel and the end consumer. Whether the need is for a durable water repellency in a frequently washed fabric or an ultimate stain finish in a fabric exposed to abrasion, Teflon™ textile finishes is the answer.
  Temptrol™ - Temptrol™, developed by Innovative Insulation Inc., is a patent-pending polypropylene based non-woven perforated fabric metallized on one side. Temptrol™ reflects 95% of the radiant heat... the major source of heat transfer. With the Temptrol technology, the company can cause anything to retain or reflect heat, thereby remaining warmer or cooler. The innovative new material is soft, flexible, washable and perfect for a multitude of products. The radiant heat reflecting metallized fabric has a low puncture resistance for ease of sewing with conventional fabric equipment, while maintaining a high tear resistance. Its soft drapability eliminates the unpleasant crinkly noise of previous metallized products used to insulate clothing. An added feature is the microperforations that maximize breathability.
  Tencel® - This lyocell fiber is the first cellulose fiber to draw its strength from this nano-technology. As a result of the controlled and regular structure of nano fibrils, new functional properties can be introduced to TENCEL® fabrics. These are hydrophilic and guarantee excellent moisture absorption combined with optimum moisture management. The production process of Tencel is environmentally-friendly. As a result, the fiber was awarded the European ECO Award, combined with the purity of the fiber.
  TERASIL® TC - Developed by Huntsman Corp., this chemical product is a robust, economical and comprehensive disperse dye range for exhaust dyeing of polyester. It achieves Right-First-Time performance through excellent compatibility of the dyes and stability to reduction. With highest level of productivity in exhaust dyeing through excellent shade reproducibility, TERASIL® TC fulfills Oekotex requirements, bluesign® certified and meets all major brand RSL requirements. TERASIL® TC range benefits include good all round fastness performance, excellent stability to reduction, exceptional leveling properties, very good light fastness providing high shade durability, fast exhaustion at 130 degree Celsius and wide pH stability.
  Tex-Ray Fabrics - Tex-Ray produces functional and sustainable natural-fiber blended fabrics, developed through advanced, proprietary technology. The company integrates yarn dyeing, fabric and garment production with manufacturing. the company develops innovative products to satisfy various climates, functions, and environmental protections, actively establishing continuous production from fabric to clothing.
  Texollini Fabrics - Developed by Texollini, This collection of circular knit fabrics contain a variety of fine gauge to heavier gauge constructions including jerseys, novelties, jacquards French terries, piques, interlocks, ribs, thermals, ponte de romas, ottomans, pointelles, textures, sheers, all with or without Lycra®/spandex. The fabrics are made from a variety of fibers and yarns, and many constructions contain the latest technical fibers for the ultimate in quality and performance. Texollini's line of fabrics are targeted for use in sportswear, activewear, performance wear, intimate apparel, and swimwear, with targeted specialty fabrics developed for use in the military, safety & protective, industrial, and medical applications.
  Texon Reform 2.0 - This new and improved version of Texon’s original trailblazing heel counter now contains up to 66% sustainably sourced content. While offering the same physical traits as its predecessor, Texon Reform 2.0 proves that footwear manufacturers don’t have to choose between high performance and sustainability when specifying structural components to incorporate into athletic, casual, dress, outdoor or safety shoes.
  Texon Verde - This new bio-based biodegradable material, developed by Texon, that’s green by name and by nature. Tailor-made for use in sustainable, luxury fashion and homeware accessories, Texon Verde contains up to 90% bio-based content. Made from sustainably sourced (FSC®) cellulose wood pulp, plant-based binders and natural pigments, Texon Verde is a wonderful choice for designers and brands looking to reduce the impact of their products on the planet.
  TeXstyle™ Lite - This engineered fabric system, developed by Guilford Performance Textiles by Lear, is achieved through expertise in yarn selection, technical construction design, and coating chemistries to optimize cost. Applicable to all automotive interior cloth seats, TeXstyle™ Lite is strategically utilized in the low wear areas of the seat, offering a consistently appearing alternative to over-engineered program fabrics.
  Thermic - This patented temperature regulation technology helps to ensure that the ideal body microclimate is maintained. Thermic" absorbs energy (heat) when the environment or body temperture goes up, storing this energy temporarily, and releases the energy as heat when the temperature cools down. Thermic" enhances thermal comfort, reduces perspiration, has high wash durability with no effect on fabric durability. Applications include socks, underwear, sportswear, casual wear, shirts, towels, mattresses and uniforms.
  Thermolite® - Thermolite®, made by Invista, provides warmth and comfort without weight, even when wet. It's a lightweight fabric that provides heavy-duty performance, because it's a performance fabric that traps air for greater insulation. It dries 20% faster than other insulating fabrics, and 50% faster than cotton. Thermolite® is the perfect layering fabric because it's comfortable and lightweight, allowing more freedom of movement.
  THERMORE ECODOWN® - This Soft Touch insulation, developed by Thermore, offers the advantages of a synthetic insulation with the soft touch properties of down. The insulation is made of polyester fibers and available in both traditional loft and lower loft to meet various needs. Also available is Ecodown® XL for maximum loft and extra soft hand.
  THERMORE EVODOWN - This insulation, developed by Thermore, provides the soft hand and loft of blown fibers in a "rolled free-fiber composite", which provides for a more cost-effective application. It is a less expensive alternative to duck or goose down; and an ideal alternative to other synthetic insulations.
  THERMORE Rinnova 100%® - This High Performance “Green” Thermal Insulation, developed by Thermore, is the first thermal insulation to be made from 100% recycled polyester fibers (derived from plastic bottles). Using Rinnova® in place of traditional polyester insulation can save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for an average of 60 hours. It is available in multiple weights and thicknesses for a wide range of weather conditions and applications for gloves and outerwear.
  THERMORE THERMA-SCENT® - This insulation product, developed by Thermore, ffers anti-bacterial properties and continuous odor protection for a variety of outerwear applications. The insulation stays fresh and clean smelling for longer periods to minimize the frequency of washings.
  THERMORE® Classic - Developed by Thermore, this insulation product offers maximum design flexibility for outerwear and related accessories. The patented SR (special reduction) process used in the development of THERMORE® TMK allows up to four thicknesses of insulation per weight category: High Loft, Compact, Super Compact, Ultra compact. The SR process allows a variance in the thickness of a chosen weight without a proportional loss in thermal value.
  THERMORE® PRO - This new standard in thermal technology is specifically developed by Thermore for the most demanding outdoor activities. The insulation is water-repellent, incredibly soft, lightweight, and is made with 50% recycled fibers. This insulation technology represents the next step in recycled performance, water-repellency and warmth, and meets the same level as specialized virgin polyester products. The insulation offers cost-effective high performance qualities and reasonable lead times.
  THERMORE® STRETCH - This insulation, developed by Thermore, offers excellent stretch capacity and completely recovers to its original shape. THERMORE® STRETCH is available in different weights and a thin profile to fit the current trends in outerwear design. This product is an excellent substrate for bonding and lamination. It is machine washable and dry cleanable.
  ThinSkin® - ThinSkin®, developed by Hafner Inc., is a lightweight base layer fabric that offers unmatched levels of moisture management and comfort. This ultra-comfortable fabric combines the best moisture management technology with a fit that doesn’t add bulk.
  Thinsulate™ Insulation - Made by the 3M Company, Thinsulate™ Insulation is a microfiber blend of polyolefin and polyester, which is very thin, lightweight, warm, moisture resistant, and breathable. Thinsulate insulation absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water, an important feature for maintaining warmth under damp conditions. Because it is so thin, it provides the warmth of a big jacket in a much less bulky garment. It is used in high-performance outerwear, jackets, gloves, hats and footwear. Thinsulate™ Ultra® is a softer version.
  Tibetan Fleece - Tibetan Fleece is manufactured by Duofold using Invista's microfibers - 70% Micromatique® and 30% Microselect®, for warmth, comfort and dryness. Called the "technical cashmere" of performance sports apparel, it can withstand harshest conditions and remain extremely soft.
  TIRRENIA™ - This is a new brand of CLARINO™ fabric, developed by Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is a line of non-solvent microfiber that looks and feels more like natural leather. Using the CLARINO Advanced Technology System, TIRRENINA is an ideal material for performance categories because of its superior physical properties. TIRRENIA™ features include: Solvent-free manufacturing process; Low PU content; Higher physical properties, especially bonding and tear strength, and low and even elongation; and Superior hand, feel, and function.
  Toughtek® - Toughtek® is Harrison Technologies abrasion resistant grip fabrics that are both rugged and nonslip in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions. Fire and mildew specifications are available.
  Travtech® - Travtech® is Travis Textiles proprietary waterproof, breathable process for producing monolithic coatings on various Supplex and nylon taffeta fabrics. End-uses include outerwear, skiwear, and activewear.
  Trevira - This fiber/fabric brand, developed by Indorama Ventures, reflects numerous fields of application. The variety of the Trevira sub- brands extends today from Trevira Micro for lingerie and active sportswear, via Trevira Fill for bed linen, to Trevira CS and Trevira CS Bioactive for contract textiles. Today Trevira is more than simply a brand. The product offers customer support in developing trends and fabric innovations. It provides assistance with entry into new markets and takes over important certification (for instance IMO certification for Trevira CS for use in cruise ships).
  Tricots-Liesse Fabrics - Tricots-Liesse produces a vaiety of circular knit fabrics, including: 1) Single Knits: plain jersey, feeder and engineered stripes, bird's eye, lacoste, mesh, an infinite number of jacquards, jerseys in plaited, fluid and control weights, crochets and novelty constructions in both piece-dyed and yarn-dye version; gauges from 14 to 40; 2) Double Knits: jacquards, interlocks, PDRs, double-face, blisters, transfer jacquards, lined crochets, ribs and trims, all fabrics are available in both piece-dye and yarn-dye versions, in gauges from 14 to 28; 3) Swimwear Fabrics: Custom finishes such as wicking, anti-fungal, resistance to chlorinated pool water, resistance to sea water; 4) Surface Finishes: sueding, sanding, shearing, napping and decating; and 5) Chemical Finishes: Wicking, anti-fungal, fire retardancy, water repellency, ice finish.
  Triphibian® - A registered trademark of Insport, Triphibian is a breathable, windproof, water-resistant tri-layer fabric with Vapex®--the superior all-weather barrier. Triphibian provides superior breathability, moisture management and protection from the elements.
  Tru-Ballistic® - Tru-Ballistic® Nylon is is a registered trademark of AlliedSignal Performance Fibers. It is a high-strength, puncture and tear resistant, 1050 denier ballistic nylon with excellent color uniformity. Orginally engineered for military flak jackets, it is now used for the finest lightweight softsided luggage, computer and sports bags.
  TruFlexx™ - Developed by Unifi, Inc., TruFlexx (formerly known as Reflexx), clothing stretches and recovers throughout a full range of motion so you can move freely without binding, sagging or pulling. TruFlexx stretches as needed and bounces right back, because it's engineered that way—the stretch technology is part of the fiber. Engineered to stretch and recover, adding comfort and performance suitable for commercial laundering. TruFlexx provides exceptional stretch ranging from comfort to compression; quick drying and low shrinkage; combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes for additional benefits. The technology is in the yarn structure. The performance is dependent upon fabric construction.
  TruFresh™ - Developed by Unifi and (formerly known as A.M.Y.), TruFresh prevents odors from setting in because long-lasting anti- microbial protection is embedded into the fibers. TruFresh works by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew and algae on fabrics. The Core Benefits include: Inherent technology that helps to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria on fabrics; less bacteria means less odor, more freshness and added comfort; inherent odor protection; use of additional topical chemicals not required to achieve performance characteristics; fabric construction must contain at least 30% TruFresh by weight; and combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes for additional benefits. Technology is in the yarn structure and the performance dependent upon fabric construction.
  TruShield™ - Developed by Unifi With TruShield (formerly known as MYNX), powerful sunblock doesn't wear out or wash off because it's inherent in the fiber, not sprayed on the fabric. The Core Benefits of TruShield is a dependable sunscreen that's part of the fiber. Fabric made with all-day sun protection offers up to 50 UPF in wet or dry conditions. Sun shield provides up to 50+ UPF rating depending upon fabric construction and color; shields against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays; TruShield polyester and nylon maintains 98% UPF rating in wet and dry performance fabrics; combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes for additional benefits. The technology is in the yarn structure. The performance is dependent upon fabric construction.
  TruTemp365™ - Developed by Unifi and formerly known as Sorbtek 365, TruTemp365 creates the ideal microclimate between you and your clothes, releasing heat when you’re warm and trapping it when you're cold. The core benefits include: unique fiber design that works to create the ideal microclimate between the fabric and the human body, allowing the wearer to remain comfortable year-round, whether conditions are hot or cold; enhances the comfort of the micro-climate between the wearer and the fabric; breathable moisture wicking for cool, dry comfort; keeps the wearer cool and dry in the heat, warm and comfortable in the cold; and combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes for additional benefits. The technology is in the yarn structure. The performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.
  TruTouch™ - Manufacturered by Unifi and TruTouch (formerly known as Cotton-like), TruTouch provides comfortable fabric blends and superior performance with cotton-like softness so your clothes won't shrink, wrinkle, fade or pill. The Core Benefits include: mimics the natural look and feel of cotton spun yarns; provides a soft, lofty hand; easy care and ready to wear; yarns dry more quickly than natural fibers, saving energy; requires less processing (such as fabric brushing or sanding); combines well with other proprietary additives or finishes for additional benefits. The technology is in the yarn structure. The performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.
  Tullahoma Fabrics - Tullahoma Industries LLC is a manufacturer of apparel for the US military, and has developed a product for the performance sportswear market called OuterBounds™. Tullahoma also works on a commission basis with manufacturers to provide converting services in both knit and woven fabrics. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and it has manufacturing facilities in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Gruetli- laager, Tennessee, and Brilliant, Alabama. Tullahoma is ISO 9001 Certified.
  TurboDry® - Developed by NexTex Innovations, TurboDry® is a permanent, fabric construction-based, moisture-transport technology that relies on physics to force sweat away from the wearer’s skin to the outer surface of a garment. TurboDry’s patent-pending technology mimics the water-transport capabilities of tree roots, naturally pulling water in one direction.
  Tuscarora Yarns - Tuscarora Yarns offers intimate, streaky, and draw blends of heather, mélange, Triblend, and performance ring spun yarns in a wide range of counts. Tuscarora has the ability to blend fibers including but not limited to cotton, polyester, acrylic, rayon, wool, flax, and nylon. In addition to straight yarns, we also manufacture yarns with slub, nub, noil, and nep effects.
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