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Carrington to launch three new fabrics at Techtextil

Carrington Textiles continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation with the launch of new fabrics at this year’s Techtextil.

25th March 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Chorley

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Xtraflex SL with 37.5 Technology. © Carrington Textiles

Xtraflex SL with 37.5 Technology. © Carrington Textiles

Carrington Textiles continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation in workwear with the launch of three new fabrics at this year’s Techtextil. Held in Frankfurt, from 14-17 May, this leading biennial trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens has become a world stage for innovators in textile manufacturing.

Designed with worker comfort and wellbeing in mind, Carrington will be exhibiting Xtraflex SL with 37.5 Technology, Molveno and Varese – the latter being an eco-friendly addition to Carrington’s popular EOL Stretch Collection.

“At Carrington, we are constantly exploring new ways to revolutionise what has come before. Now, more than ever, it is necessary to strive towards a product that is sustainable, as well as comfortable, fashionable and durable – there’s no longer a need to compromise,” commented Kirsty Kirk, Research & Development Manager. “We are thrilled to unveil these fabrics at Techtextil, a show that closely aligns with our commitment to innovation and future thinking.”

Thermoregulation and stretch

Xtraflex SL with 37.5 Technology is a thermoregulation fabric that is designed to help keep the body’s core temperature at its optimum 37.5 degrees. This fabric has been achieved through embedding active particles derived from volcanic sand into the fibre – these particles use the infrared energy emitted from the body to evaporate moisture if the wearer is hot or radiate warmth back if the wearer is cold. This is a permanent technology that will never wash out or degrade, according to the manufacturer.

Varese fabric. © Carrington Textiles

Varese fabric. © Carrington Textiles

A polyester blend with Lycra and Coolmax technology, Molveno is said to offer high-quality abrasion resistance and an optimum 4-way stretch so that the material flexes and bends with worker’s movements. Complete with moisture management properties, it is ideal for use in trousers and jackets for those carrying out manually intensive tasks, the company reports.

Resource efficiency

The latest addition to Carrington’s EOL Stretch Range, Varese is a midweight fabric and the first to feature Tencel in its construction. In a closed loop production process, Tencel transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibres with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact. A key benefit of this is that the solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%.

Molveno fabric. © Carrington Textiles

Molveno fabric. © Carrington Textiles

Varese also utilises a second generation Xlaô fibre solution for permanent EOL stretch, giving the wearer ease of movement and a greater level of comfort as the body’s natural movement is supported. Garments can flex without putting strain on their construction, meaning they last longer, thus reducing textile waste.

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