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Lubrizol unveils Innovation Alliance at ISPO 2018
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Apr '18
Courtesy: Lubrizol
Courtesy: Lubrizol
The Lubrizol Corporation, a leader in speciality chemicals, recently launched its unique Innovation Alliance network at the ISPO 2018 expo, which was held in Munich, Germany, from January 28 to 31, 2018. The Innovation Alliance is focused on the growth of X4zol(TM)-J, the company’s revolutionary elastomeric fibre, into the performance apparel market.

X4zol-J is made from a proprietary thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin that provides 360-degree stretch and breathability for superior apparel fit and comfort. X4zol-J is available exclusively from Lubrizol and its Innovation Alliance network, supporting circular, warp knit and denim fabrics, and seamless garments.

The Innovation Alliance includes visionary industry leaders who are experts in fabric innovation and garment development, including Ruey Tay - Circular/warp knits, Schoeller - Circular/warp knits and woven fabrics, Olah, Inc. - Cotton-rich woven fabrics (including denim), Tefron - Seamless and bodysize garments, ChangYuan Elastan - Spinning development partner (Asia), Stretchline - Narrow elastics, Premiere Fibers – Spinning development partner (N. America), Hornwood Inc. - Circular/warp knits, Filix Creative Solutions, and MAS Innovations.

Rob Richardson, global business director, performance apparel/fibres at Lubrizol said, “As part of our core strategy, Lubrizol collaborates with key brands, designers, and industry experts to provide differentiated apparel solutions. ISPO was an ideal venue for promoting our apparel technology solutions, and the perfect platform to unveil our Innovation Alliance network. This network is the result of many years of hard work, identifying key supply chain partners that fit our vision and mission for X4zol-J, namely fabric and apparel innovation. We’re proud to serve this fast-moving market alongside such a distinguished and select group of fabric, narrow elastic and garment experts that collectively can provide rapid innovation and comprehensive solutions from polymer to fibre to fabric and finally to garment.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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