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Synergo workwear fabrics debut at Techtextil

Next week’s Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt will see the launch of Synergo, a new range of high performance workwear fabrics jointly developed by two market leading fabric manufacturers - Klopman International and Schoeller-works, a division of Schoeller Textil AG. The partners will both present the range at their individual booths at the show.

5th June 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Next week’s Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt will see the launch of Synergo, a new range of high performance workwear fabrics jointly developed by two market leading fabric manufacturers - Klopman International and Schoeller-works, a division of Schoeller Textil AG. The partners will both present the range at their individual booths at the show.

With an emphasis on function, protection and comfort, Synergo aims to offer a new dimension in fabric for today’s world at work. Designed to satisfy a multitude of functional requirements, the range is said to combine a choice of features for the most demanding end-use applications within the workwear, corporatewear and PPE sector, including uniforms, military and police clothing.

Synergo fabrics include stretch, soft-shell and laminated options as well as specific developments for use as reinforcements, all enhanced with a selection of additional Schoeller specialised finishing technologies such as 3XDRY, Ecorepel, NanoSphere and Coldblack.

Complementary strengths

Holger Beule, Sales Director of Klopman International, is delighted about the opportunities the cooperation presents:”Synergo is a powerful range. It perfectly complements our existing fabric portfolios and offers a package of solutions for the most varied end-use applications. The name Synergo reflects the synergy of strength“. Antonio A. Gatti, Business Manager of Schoeller-works, adds:”With Synergo we are bringing together the combined knowledge of two strong partners. As we are facing the challenge of increasing standards and requirements in the working world, Synergo provides solutions with accredited safety.“

According to Schoeller, stretch fabrics including soft-shells, are one of the highlights of Synergo. Depending on the end-use requirements, customers can choose between natural stretch options, stretch provided by the use of EME (Lycra T400 fibre from Invista), or 2 and 4 way stretch fabrics using high quality elastane yarns. All are constructed for lasting fit and comfort, based on extremely durable stretch, outstanding wash and wear properties as well as a high level of breathability and excellent moisture management.

Bonded soft-shell options are said to be ideal for use in jackets as well as in trousers. For highest levels of protection Synergo Multipro fabrics offer highest levels of EN accredited protection for workers in multi-risk areas who are often exposed to several hazards at a time – for example, from heat and flame or uncontrolled discharge from static build-up. This, Schoeller says, is where inherently flame retardant fibres or flame retardant finishes offer reliable protection and wearer safety. High visibility options certified to EN 471 are also available for extra safety in low-light conditions or other risk areas.

For multifunctional comfort, customers can choose from a selection of specialised finishing technologies such as 3XDRY, the moisture management system, or NanoSphere, offering highest levels of repellency to water and heavy soiling. Ecorepel offers a fluorocarbon-free alternative among water repellent finishes and Coldblack contributes to superior wearer comfort by providing durable protection against heat and harmful UV rays in direct sunlight.

Schoeller

Schoeller-works is a division of Schoeller Switzerland, focusing on the specific requirements in the area of workwear. A specialized professional team within one of the world’s most innovative textile companies has developed individual solutions with added safety, esprit and service.

Schoeller Textil AG is a Swiss-based company that operates internationally. It specializes in the development and manufacture of functional fabrics and textile technologies for the areas of active sports, fashion and work. Schoeller has many years of know-how and manufactures with cutting-edge plant in compliance with Bluesign, a stringent environmental standard worldwide.

In all its activities, optimum quality is always top priority. Therefore, in the development of Schoeller-works fabrics, the entire production chain is subjected to stringent inspection – from the raw material to the finished product. In cooperation with universities and research institutes, complex customer-specific and sector-specific solutions are developed and implemented – for example, for the military, for fire departments and for industrial use.

Textiles and technologies are subjected to strict laboratory and practice tests, which are carried out directly within the company or by independent test institutes such as the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology (EMPA) St. Gallen, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, or the Textile Research Institute in Saxony, the Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut. Articles with EN-Norm labels have been examined for EN compliance.

Klopman International

Klopman International, established in 1968, has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in fabric manufacturing, dyeing and finishing, based on continuous investment in state-of-the-art technology. Today, Klopman is Europe’s leading manufacturer of polyester/cotton and cotton fabrics as well as special blends for the image workwear, protective wear and corporatewear markets.

Specified by leading garment manufacturers, textile rental service companies and many of the world’s well-known and highly regarded organisations, Klopman fabrics are designed for use in the most demanding working environments, offering versatility and fitness-for-purpose.

Fully accredited to ISO 9001:2008, Klopman works to highest quality management standards and is renowned for outstanding levels of consistency and innovation. The first polyester/cotton manufacturer to be awarded Ecolabel accreditation for environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, Klopman is also certified to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007.

www.schoeller-works.com

www.klopman.com

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