DULUTH, Ga. — July 29, 2016 —Functional fabrics featuring CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene filament have now been developed with additional benefits provided by creora® eco-soft, a low-heat settable spandex from synthetic fiber manufacturer Hyosung.
While the cool, silky hand, ease of dyeing, and inherent lightness of CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament brings a new look and feel to performance fabrics, the addition of creora eco-soft spandex creates polypropylene-based stretch fabrics for activewear, competitive swimwear and intimate apparel.
creora eco-soft brings a better hand feel, improved whiteness, and superior dimensional stability to stretch fabrics. The low-heat settable spandex also results in better molding performance and less curling in the high-gauge knits preferred by today’s intimate apparel, competitive swimwear, and athletic brands.
“There is a trend for super quick-dry fabrics which is delivered by CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene fibers,” shared Ria Stern, creora spandex global marketing director. “We recommend the addition of creora eco-soft spandex to provide an additional level of comfort and fit, and have worked closely with FiberVisions to optimize the fabric development process combining their new CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament and creora eco-soft.”
“CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene fiber is among the lightest of all commercial fibers, with low moisture absorption and excellent moisture transport; making it ideal for fabrics worn next to the body,” concurred Susan Lynn, global sales and marketing manager CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene, and US marketing manager FiberVisions.
“In addition, polyolefin fibers such CoolVisions® polypropylene have the lowest carbon footprint of all synthetic fibers,” Lynn continued. “By pairing CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene fibers with low-heat settable creora eco-soft spandex, textile manufacturers can potentially reduce their CO2 emissions.
The co-developed fabrics will be on display at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 3-6, at the CoolVisions® by FiberVisions booth 155-601; and at Hyosung Corp. booth 255-313.
CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament is produced in Thailand by parent company Indorama Ventures (IVL), and is also available from FiberVisions’ distributor, Reamou Co. Ltd., in Taiwan.
Posted April 15, 2016