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Nilit Introduces NILIT® Breeze Cooling Comfort Yarn

Israel-based nylon 6,6 fiber manufacturer Nilit Ltd. has introduced NILIT® Breeze, a patent-pending cooling yarn for sportswear, outerwear, workwear, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear applications. Fabrics made with the yarn — available in specially textured or flat varieties — have been independently tested by Centexbel, the Belgian Textile Research Centre, and shown to cool wearers by almost 1°C when compared to knitted fabrics made with standard yarns, the company reports.

Nilit Breeze's cooling effect is derived from a combination of three properties: a flat cross-section structure, which offers a wide surface area to quickly transfer body heat; the incorporation of an inorganic additive into the polymer, which increases surface area and creates small channels that promote cooling; and a unique texturing process, which creates a low-bulk yarn to maximize the garments' breathability and ventilation. The combination of these properties also provides ultraviolet protection. Nilit reports the yarn also enhances shapewear and hosiery.

"Always at the forefront of textile technology, we at Nilit are constantly striving to produce high-quality yarns with added consumer benefits," said Michal Ron Gavish, global marketing manager, Nilit. "Nilit Breeze is a perfect example. With its innovative cooling effect and soft feel, NILIT Breeze is the perfect solution for today's sports garments, hosiery and shapewear."

June 19, 2012