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Thailand firm TAF develops new fabric with World Knitting Textiles

Aug '21
Pic: Thai Acrylic Fibre
Pic: Thai Acrylic Fibre
Thai Acrylic Fibre Co Ltd (TAF), a part of Aditya Birla Group, and World Knitting Textiles, a garment manufacturer and exporter, have together developed a new fabric range for innerwear and base layers with the combination of wool and Pilbloc, the everlasting anti-pilling acrylic fibre with super soft touch, while still providing a great thermal comfort.
“Our customers always look for innovation and good quality. Everyone knows that acrylic’s unique property is its keep warm similar to wool. Therefore, it is popular for winter clothes especially in innerwear and base layers in the cold countries,” Sombat Chatromyen, managing director of World Knitting Textiles, said in a press release.
“When TAF contacted us and introduced their VAPs, we saw the potential in the innerwear market, especially with Pilbloc. It is unlike other anti-pilling fibre in the market as the function is inherent in the fibre itself. Another benefit is that the hand-feel of the fabrics produced with Pilbloc is very soft that would make the users feel very comfortable while wearing the garments made with it,” Chatromyen said.
“Our Pilbloc is well-known and popular in sweaters and flat knit applications for years. Pilling is one of the major problems in synthetic fibre, which causes the garment to look old,” Ashwini Chotani, chief marketing officer of TAF said. “Pilbloc and its anti-pilling function is generated with a specially engineered process, and hence the anti-pilling function of Pilbloc will last until life of the garment. Another big advantage with this production process is that it gives very soft hand-touch which makes the consumer feel very comfortable while wearing it.”
“Initially we used to produce it in coarser deniers, but now, we also offer micro denier which makes Pilbloc perform even better and can be used for circular knit and very light-weight fabrics that are suitable for innerwear and base layers. World Knitting is one of the top circular knitting mills in Thailand with a good portfolio of overseas customers. It is our pleasure to support them in innovation that they can offer to their customers,” Chotani further added.
World Knitting Textiles was established in 1986 under the name World Knitting Industries - as a garment manufacturer and exporter with the major markets in USA, EU, and Japan. Later in 1990, the knitting department was set up. Until 2004, they have expanded the business to be one-stop-service with dyeing and finishing facilities, and move their knitting department together under World Knitting Textiles Co Ltd.

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