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CoolVisions outperforms in innovative outdoor fabrics

A number of CoolVisions developments will be on display at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show.

3rd July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Duluth, GA


The lightweight, moisture-wicking, thermally-regulating polypropylene staple fibre is perfect for spinning with merino wool or cotton, creating yarns that combine polypropylene’s performance attributes with the comfort of natural fibres, without the use of additives or topical enhancements, the company reports.

A number of CoolVisions developments will be on display at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show, which takes place from 23-26 July, in Denver, CO.

Latest development

The latest development in CoolVisions products comes in an inspired odour-control yarn from FilSpec called FreshFil. The Canadian-based technical spinner has combined a polyester fibre impregnated with zinc oxide with CoolVisions staple.

“FreshFil yarns with CoolVisions provide freshness and UV protection in lightweight apparel, adding to polypropylene’s inherent performance benefits such as moisture management, breathability, thermal regulation, and durability,” explained Susan Lynn, Global Sales and Marketing Manager for CoolVisions. “It’s the best of both worlds for outdoor and active brands.”

Other innovations

Forces of Nature gear by Apparel Strategic Alliances owes its performance cred to CoolVisions + Cotton knits from Grupo Miro in Mexico. The company launched Virtu-Scan Apparel, a line of thermally-regulating performance safety apparel featuring CoolVisions + Cotton. The gear features a logo that can be scanned to confirm the wearer’s identity.

WoolVisions knits by Global Merino have been adopted by sustainably-minded Norwegian outdoor brand Norrǿna in its line of Skibotn Wool Equaliser T-shirts.

Taiwan’s HerMin Textiles is following up on last season’s WoolVisions collection with a new line of woven dobbies featuring dyeable CoolVisions and silky, absorbent, sustainable Tencel cellulosic fibres. Knitter Grandtek Asia combines CoolVisions with Tencel and renewably-sourced Sorona PTT.

Hard-core performance brands will benefit from new CoolVisions dyeable filament, commercialised by Indorama Ventures at IPI Rayong, Thailand, according to the manufacturer. Development is also underway at US spinner Premiere Fibers.

DaFon International in Taiwan has created a range of moisture-wicking, quick-drying, breathable knits combining CoolVisions filament with polyester, picked up by local performance brand Santo for its Win-Fit collection.

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