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Unifi to show new sustainable fibres at ORSS show

Jan '19
Courtesy: Unifi
Courtesy: Unifi
Unifi, textile solutions provider and innovator in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibres, will launch three new product offerings at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019, in booth #54067. The event, where outdoor industries meet, creating an opportunity to reach influential buyers, will be held from January 30 to February 1, 2019, in US.

Focused on consumer demands for recycled products, Unifi is introducing TruFlexx sustainable, engineered stretch fibre made with Repreve, TruClean chemical-free anti-static fibre, and Repreve nylon staple fibre, the company said in a media statement.

TruFlexx engineered stretch fibre is a breakthrough 100 per cent polyester, sustainable stretch option that eliminates the need for spandex. When spandex is knit into a fabric, it greatly limits recyclability of the fabric after its useful life. TruFlexx engineered stretch can replace spandex in the 5-10 per cent content range for comfort-stretch knits, creating the possibility of a 100 per cent closed-loop recyclable polyester fabric. It is engineered for stretch and recovery, providing shape retention with less compression while also improving moisture management.

Static is a significant issue for apparel and home textiles, as it makes black and white jeans look dirty and faded, and creates a cleaning problem for pet hair. TruClean anti-static fibre is a chemical-free option and permanently inhibits static and cling, repelling pet hair, lint, and other small particles to keep fabrics looking newer. TruClean anti-static is a sustainable option available with Repreve recycled fibre, and applications include apparel, pet bedding, upholstery, curtains, and automotive.

Unifi is also launching Repreve nylon staple fibre, a new, more eco-friendly option for spun yarns. Repreve recycled nylon staple fibre can be used to improve the hand feel and strength of fabrics, add a natural heather effect, or a cooling effect. Nylon is lightweight, durable, moisture wicking, and resists pilling and abrasion; desirable characteristics that can easily be blended into a more sustainable yarn using Repreve nylon staple fibre. (GK)

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