Techtextil 2013 Exhibitor Preview: Nylstar
Coproduced with Litrax Warming Technology L2, awarded as one of the "Top 5 Fiber Innovations" at ISPO Munich 2013, Meryl Warm is estimated to create rapid thermal insulation, heat storage and re-emission. L5 additives, on the other hand are expected to produce a cold effect on fabrics and garments. Blended with Polyamide 6.6 filaments, additional features are expected to be obtained, such as superior moisture management, odor reduction, UV protection or bacteriostatic functions. These new products have been thought for high performance sportswear, sleepwear, workwear, garments, or underwear.
Both Meryl Warm and Meryl Cool are in its development stage and Nylstar is very optimistic with the initial results. "We are thrilled with this partnership with Litrax, that reinforces our company's commitment with innovation and further developments in nanotechnology", says Montse Figueras, Product Development Director. "We hope that we will officially launch these new products in Intertextile Shanghai later this year", she adds.
Nylgold®, Fibers Beyond Fashion - Meryl Warm and Meryl Cool are not the first nanotechnology projects Nylstar has been involved in. Nylgold, a deluxe fiber with anti-aging properties, was for the first time presented in October 2010, in Intertextile Shanghai. Nylgold was possible because of the close collaboration with Endor Nanotechnologies, a nanomedicine company that develops and manufactures innovative medical applications using inorganic nanoparticles conjugated to selected molecules.
Nylgold is like no other fiber, it is the result of adding a combination of Gold and Hyaluronic Acid bonded nanoparticles to our Polyamide 6.6 yarns during the spinning process, changing its molecular composition. In contrast to cosmetics, Nylgold acts directly on the skin cells, stimulating its own Hyaluronic Acid production and achieving Moisturizing, Firming and Anti-Oxidant properties that may vary depending on the fabric construction and composition.
Nylstar's Technical Manager, Jordi Casadevall, states that "numerous brands have already produced fabrics and garments with our Premium Fiber, where performance results have exceeded Nylstar's expectations." By activating the natural production of our Hyaluronic Acid, Nylgold moisturizes the skin. It is also anti-oxidant because it helps the body fight the effects of free radicals reducing Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) production. Last, but not least, Nylgold has a firming effect on the skin, meaning that collagen is boosted, reducing wrinkles and helping the skin look smoother.
Tests on fabrics and garments made with Nylgold yarn have been conducted by Leitat, a Technological Center founded in 1906, and member of TECNIO, recognized and awarded for its activity on research, development and industrial innovation. Some of these tests show how, depending on the percentage and fiber construction, moisturizing efficacy increased up to 254% compared to not treated cells.
Nylstar will be showcasing Meryl Warm, Meryl Cool, its Premium Fiber Nylgold and other innovations in Stand 4.1 B68 at Techtextil that will take place next 11th June to 13th June, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns will participate at Techtextil for the first time this year, exhibiting some of its revolutionary yarns and presenting its new slogan: "Polyamide Feels Better".
It is a fact that of all man-made fibers, Polyamide 6.6 makes a difference, qualifying and validating the composition of textiles for the consumer. Actually, for clothing, the information given on the label influences the purchase decision of 4 out of 5 consumersi.
Commitment to Healthcare - The Level of UV Protection of clothing gains importance every day. Not surprisingly doctors agree that clothing with high level of UV protection can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer. At equal fabric thickness, Nylstar Polyamides can offer almost 4 times more UV protection than polyester and twice the protection of cotton. When talking about healthcare it is a must to name Meryl Skinlife, which maintains the natural healthy balance of bacteria on the skin. Its inherent silver particles regulate bacterial growth, providing freshness and odor-control for the wearer. Adding these properties to Meryl Nexten has as a result, Meryl Nexten Plus, converting the company in the first player in the market to introduce a Hollow Fiber with Bacteriostatic properties worldwide. Meryl Skinlife, Meryl Nexten, Meryl Nexten Plus and other products of Nylstar's portfolio have passed specific tests to guarantee their quality and dermatological safety and are OEKO-TEX certified.
Moisture Management - Nylstar's Polyamide 6.6 fibers are excellent managing moisture. This is because of its "wicking" properties, or tendency to pull water from the skin's surface through to the fabric's other side, where it can evaporate. This keeps us cool and relatively sweat-free if workout is done.
Excellent Elastic Recovery - Nylstar's Nylon 6.6 fibers have an exceptional ability to recuperate its original state thanks to a remarkable elastic recovery. This means that when constructing fabrics, it will need less percentage of elastomer compared to other synthetic fibers.
Easy Care and Comfort - Our daily lives require easy to care garments and Nylstar Polyamide 6.6 Fibers make the perfect match, since they are machine washable, dry 3 times quicker than cotton and need little or no ironing. Moreover, the softness of Nylstar's Microfibers and its wicking properties help to relieve stress by maintaining the body's equilibrium. Last, but not least, Polyamide 6.6 composition, with more hydrogen that other synthetic fibers make it softer and cooler to touch and have less static electricity. These properties free the consumer from all constraints.
Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns will be presenting at Techtextil this year Meryl Nexten Plus, a hollow fiber with inherent silver particles that inhibit bacterial growth. This appoints Nylstar as the first player worldwide to introduce a Hollow Fiber with bacteriostatic properties in the market.
Meryl Nexten is the leading and most recognized insulation fiber of the market. With a 30% rate of thermal insulation, it provides a +3ºC temperature perception. These characteristics make Meryl Nexten the ideal fiber for protective winter garments or for light and comfortable thermal underwear and hosiery.
Nylstar was the first European player to introduce a Polyamide Hollow Fiber back in 1994, making Nexten the lightest fiber in the textile industry. Ever since, textile manufacturers have demanded lighter and lighter fabrics across wovens, warp and weft knits, base layers and outwear. Hence, lightweight has become such an important focus that it can now be defined as a textile category in its own right.
Meryl Nexten and other products of the Nylstar brand have passed specific tests to guarantee their quality and dermatological safety and are OEKO-TEX certified. Meryl Nexten Plus also includes other features like quick dryness. Moreover, Staple Nexten is ideal for wool and cotton blends.
Odor Control, an added value - Meryl Nexten is a Polyamide 6.6 fiber, and its molecular nature has made possible to insert silver ions during the spinning process, providing freshness and odor control for the wearer. According to the Sports Apparel Study, 60% of women would pay more for garments that remained odor-free. In fact, women were willing to pay a premium price of +40% for odor resistance. In Alfonso Cirera's words, CEO of Nylstar, "Years of research have made possible to expand our company's product range in response to growing demand. As key innovators in this area we had to be the first and only ones to present a product like Meryl Nexten Plus."
Nylstar will be showcasing Meryl Nexten Plus and other innovations in Stand 4.1 B68 at Techtextil that will take place next 11th June to 13th June, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Posted on June 4, 2013