The new 3D effect embossed motifs, applied on the company’s most popular references, silver grey and super black, now come in four styles: crushed, snake, dots and optic negative-positive checks.
Adding a new twist to the high impact retro-reflectivity, without sacrificing the comfort of elasticity, these references are available in full-width stretch fabrics (140 cm) and trimming. The new patterns target performance sportswear and casual wear as well as fashion brands.
In response to demand for eco-conscious materials, JRC-REFLEX/IBR has also developed a stretch retroreflective fabric made on a recycled polyester ground. Major sports brands have announced their intention to shift from conventional to recycled polyester by 2015.
JRC-Reflex continues to invest in the research and development of new items capable of providing both all-around safety and all-around comfort.
Founded in 1988 and based in Romans, France, JRC-REFLEX/IBR is a manufacturer of retroreflective and elastic fabrics and trimming. The company has developed a wide range of high performance fabrics targeting active sports apparel end-uses from first layer to outerwear. Custom-designed products make up an important portion of the company’s sales, of which 90% goes to export markets.
Since 2008, year of the merger between JRC-REFLEX and IBR, products are now manufactured in a single plant, located in Bergamo, Italy. The new factory is three times larger than the previous one and boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and machinery, increasing production capacity and productivity twofold.
JRC-REFLEX/IBR continues to invest heavily in innovation and R&D, a key to its continuing success. Fabrics and trimming comply with major international standards (Oeko-Tex, Reach, etc.) and the company systematically develops alternative solutions before new regulation comes into application.
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