Optimer Adds Dri-release® Spinners

Wilmington, Del-based
Elan Textile Co. Ltd.
has licensed three new spinners —
Taiwan-based Elan Textile Co. Ltd., China-based Sunshell Group and Germany-based Zwickhauer
Kammgarn GmbH — to manufacture yarn using man-made and natural fibers with its dri-release® with
FreshGuard® patented moisture-release, odor-neutralizing technology.

The companies were chosen for their capabilities and geographic locations with the intention
of making the technology readily available to worldwide apparel and accessory customers, OPF
reported. The new spinners will join the company’s total of 11 licensees in Europe and Asia.

“More than just geographic availability, however, our spinners/partners must be
well-established and share our same management philosophy, including effective response to customer
needs and wishes,” said Karen Deniz, managing director, marketing, OPF.

March/April 2006