These advanced woven polyester fabrics are part of Burlington’s MCS family of performance fabrics, which are 35 percent lighter than the current fabrics used for PT shorts and have improved breathability and inherent moisture management properties.
Using Sorbtek fiber technology made by Unifi, the lightweight MCS fabric works by absorbing moisture, moving it away from the skin, and releasing it for quick evaporation. This allows the wearer of the shorts to remain cool, dry and comfortable. In addition, Sorbtek fiber provides inherent soil release properties to protect the fabrics against everyday soils, like sweat and grass.
“Light weight performance fabrics are one of Burlington’s core competencies," said Burlington President Jeff Peck. “Our MCS technology is the performance foundation of the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform. The renewed emphasis being given to physical training within the U.S. Armed Forces has made moisture management, durability and stain resistance essential performance attributes for PT uniforms.”
Burlington has been an integral part of the defense supply chain for more than 50 years and is uniquely positioned as one of today’s most diversified R&D centers for performance and technical fabrics for the military.
“We continue to explore new opportunities to equip and protect our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Peck. “Our products range from basic innovations that elevate the performance of PT, battle and dress uniforms to the newest advanced technologies in infrared, insect repellant, cold weather, fire, and battle protection.”
Several years ago, to expand its military business, ITG combined the resources from four of its business units, Burlington, Safety Components, Narricot, and Carlisle, to create an extensive military products platform of diversified fabrics developed to service the specific needs of the military market.
Products include fabrics for camouflage combat and utility uniforms, Class A dress uniforms, physical training and extreme cold weather wear, flame resistant and fire fighting protective clothing, high performance equipment, ballistic fabric and webbing for body armor and load carrying equipment, and other specialty items.
Burlington has been awarded a total of seven military contracts this year totaling more than $236 million over a five-year period. Awards include dress uniform and physical training uniform fabrics for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.
About ITG International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) is a global, diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, advanced uniform fabrics, technical commercial fabrics, and engineered automotive components. ITG’s business units include: Burlington, Cone Denim, Safety Components, Narricot, and Carlisle Finishing. The company employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide with operations in the United States, Mexico, and China.
| On 20th Oct 2021
US retail sales rose again in September as worries about the COVID-19 ...
| On 20th Oct 2021
Scientists in Philippines have developed greener technologies to...
| On 20th Oct 2021
To improve global competitiveness of Bangladesh’s readymade garments...
Quality & affordability to affect market acceptability of new fibres
The pandemic has reinstated need for organised retail spaces in Tier II...
Led by MMF, Indian apparel exports likely to double in next 3 years
Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...
The Riri Group is a one-stop supplier of metal accessories for the luxury...
Founded by Jimmy Lai, Giordano International Ltd, a Hong Kong based...
MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...
Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...
Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...
Label Anju Modi
Filmfare Award winner for best costume designer,<b> Anju Modi </b>is...
Label Gaurang Shah
Hyderabad based designer <b>Gaurang Shah</b>, has been traversing the...
Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...
Letter to Editor
Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.
Subscribe today and get the latest information on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel.