Laconia, N.H.-based Madeira USA Ltd. — a producer of embroidery threads for the decorated apparel
and home fashion industries — now offers reflectra® Stitchfoil, a thin, polyurethane-based elastic
transfer foil that creates reflective effects in different lighting conditions.
The brightly colored foils may be used for visibility in all lighting conditions, while
translucent foils may be used to create hidden special effects. Reflectra Stitchfoil is suitable
for transfer to a variety of materials including cotton and polyester/cotton and polyester/acrylic
fiber blends, and it may be used to decorate T-shirts, sports and leisure wear, caps, bags, flags
and pennants. The appliqué material comes in 40 Pantone®-matched color and finish options.
Madeira reports that materials used to manufacture reflectra Stitchfoil are Oeko-Tex®
Standard 100 certified to be free of harmful substances.
June 11, 2013