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Schoeller to debut new collaboration at OutDoor

On 19 June, visitors will be able to see the latest developments in the stretch yarn X4zol-J from Lubrizol.

13th June 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sevelen/Schweiz

Sports/​Outdoor

The long-established Swiss company Schoeller Textil AG, known for innovative, stretch woven and warp-knit fabrics for performance, protection, sports categories, will present its first fabrics with X4zol-J from Lubrizol at the upcoming OutDoor trade fair that takes place in Friedrichshafen next month.

Lubrizol is a specialised chemical company based in Cleveland, OH, US, which has developed a new elastomeric fibre. Schoeller says its partnership with Lubrizol to utilise the X4zol-J fibre programme enables the companies to jointly develop new textiles which meet a previously unachieved standard in terms of compression, fabric elongation and wearer comfort.

“The result provides leading garment brands with a welcome point of difference and the end consumer with clothing that meets the requirements of a modern lifestyle,” the company reports.

Schoeller will debut its new warp knitted materials containing X4zol-J for running, trail running, cycling or athleisure categories at the OutDoor fair. On 19 June, representatives of Lubrizol will be on hand to answer questions on the X4zol-J fibre.

Schoeller will debut its new warp knitted materials containing X4zol-J at the OutDoor fair. © Schoeller Textil AG

Background X4zol-J Lubrizol’s innovative new fibre aims to take apparel fit to the next generation, as it has been developed to provide balanced 360º of comfortable stretch and support, breathability and sustainable benefits. Lubrizol X4zol-J, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) fibre, is a new elastomeric monofilament that is manufactured differently from spandex. X4zol-J is created through solvent-free melt extrusion.

www.schoeller-textiles.com

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