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  Polartec | The Science of Fabric
Polartec - The Science of Fabric

WE HAVE BEEN KNITTING FABRICS FOR OVER 100 YEARS

Polartec® is a GLOBAL PROVIDER OF INNOVATIVE TEXTILES SOLUTIONS used by today’s leading brands and designers. For more than 100 years they have been creating advanced fabric technologies that continue to shape the future of apparel design and performance.

Polartec image IN 1981 WE INVENTED SYNTHETIC FLEECE

POLARTEC FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD DRESSES for cold weather with the invention of Synthetic Fleece in 1981. Most commonly known today as “POLARFLEECE” this revolutionary fabric technology created an entire new category of fabric and set the precedent for how the brand would evolve.

POLARTEC® TODAY

Today, Polartec remains dedicated to creating full lines of fabric technologies designed and engineered to keep people WARM — DRY — COOL — SAFE. These products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets.


POLARTEC® FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES:
These are some of the latest Polartec fabric developments. For the full list, please visit polartec.com
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Polartec power wool POLARTEC® DELTA

WAS CREATED SO COOLING FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES COULD BETTER UTILIZE THE BODY'S NATURAL COOLING PROCESS — SWEAT. Next-to-skin fabrics that target wicking and fast drying will keep moisture moving, but don't work towards actually cooling the body down. Delta™ works more efficiently by elevating touch-points for increased airflow, faster moisture dispersal, and reduced wet-cling.

POLARTEC® POWER WOOL

IS A REVOLUTIONARY, BI-COMPONENT KNIT FABRIC THAT COMBINES THE BEST OF BOTH NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS, ALL WITHOUT BLENDING. The industry standard of blending wool and synthetic yarns together often hinders the greater performance qualities of each material. Power wool's advanced knit construction places each distinct fiber where it can work to its highest potential. This hybrid design is made with a soft, odor reducing, merino wool base and a highly durable synthetic exterior.

Polartec power wool
Polartec power wool POLARTEC® POWER FILL "80-100%"

IS A PREMIUM SOLUTION FOR PACKAGE INSULATION DESIGN NEEDS MADE FROM AN INDUSTRY-LEADING 80-100% POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED (PCR) CONTENT. This proprietary platform provides greater warmth retention in colder conditions, without added weight or bulk– ideal for a variety of activities where body heat can’t ensure proper warmth. A unique controlled melt process bonds the hollow fibers, increasing durability and drapability, reducing the need for scrims or other stabilizers. This gives Power Fill™ unmatched warmth and design versatility, perfect for a wide range of style and usage occasions.

POLARTEC® ALPHA®

WAS INVENTED FOR THE U.S. SPECIAL FORCES. THEY REQUIRED A SUPERIOR INSULATION SYSTEM FOR EXTREME TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS AND THE START-STOP CONDITIONS OF COMBAT. Alpha® active insulation is engineered for consistent warmth, while allowing greater breathability during activity. This air exchange technology creates sustained comfort without shedding layers, which isn’t an option during a mission.

Polartec Alpha
Polartec neoshell

POLARTEC® NEOSHELL®

POLARTEC® NEOSHELL® IS THE WORLD'S MOST BREATHABLE WATERPROOF FABRIC TECHNOLOGY. For years the outerwear industry has prioritized excessively high waterproof ratings that sacrifice the breathable performance needed during physical activity. NeoShell® provides the strength and durability of a weather protective fabric, while still allowing dynamic air exchange and comfortable full range of motion.

BRING YOUR BIG IDEAS TO LIFE

GET CONNECTED AND LET’S CREATE.

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POLARTEC The Science of Fabric

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