NanoHorizons (Technology) NanoHorizons, Inc. focuses on nanotechnology applications in the fiber, medical, semiconductor and analytic chemistry markets. Founded in 2002, the company is a leading innovator in using applied nanotechnology to solve real problems. In addition to SmartSilver™ nanoparticle-based additives and antimicrobial fibers, NanoHorizons' products and application introductions include QuickMass™, the Postflex process, and a nanoscale-engineered solar cell technology. The company's founder also founded the Penn State NanoFabrication Facility, a part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.
Nanotex (Nanotechnology Solutions Company) Based in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and a Crypton Companies owned business, Nanotex has been developing patented and branded environmentally responsible textile performance solutions since 1993. The company’s flagship product, CRYPTON® Fabric, revolutionized the use of fabrics in the healthcare, hospitality, government, education and contract segments. In 2013, Crypton acquired Nanotex, which was among the first to market nanotechnology solutions for textiles when it was founded in 1998. Since that time, Nanotex technology has been significantly enhanced, integrated with DNA markers to protect against counterfeiting and is being re-launched through a new integrated marketing and promotion campaign.
Nano-Tex® All Conditions Fleece
Nano-Tex® Coolest Comfort
Nano-Tex® Dry Inside
Nano-Tex® Releases Stains
Nano-Tex® Repels Spills & Releases Stains
Nano-Tex® Resists Spills
Nano-Tex® Resists Static
National Textile Industries (Fabric Manufacturer) National Textile Industries, has been supplying broadcloth and trimmings since 1958. Today, National Textile Industries converts poly cotton broadcloth for a wide range of manufacturers from the home furnishings market to the medical market. In addition, its bias binding division produces approximately 295 million yards of trimming a year. National Textile Industries has developed an unsurpassed reputation in the industry for quality fabric and trims in its stock program of over 150 solid colors.
NatureWorks LLC NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Today, NatureWorks is a world leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers, and provide brand owners new cradle-to-cradle options after the use of their products.
Nester Hosiery This company is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US merino, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Nester Hosiery's Farm to Feet socks ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, NC. All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort.
Next Fiber Technology Based in Frederick, MD, Next Fiber Technology is the producer of NanoGLIDE™ and CuTEC™. These two products work across the entire apparel value chain, creating value for fabric mills, garment makers and brands; world wide. The business is comprised of an impressive line-up of global consumer brands that utilize the powerful NanoGLIDE™ and CuTEC™ brands, to deliver comfort and fashion in premium garments and socks globally. Next Fiber Technology is creating value that will encompass the breadth of consumer clothing - from innerwear to outerwear.
Nextec Applications Inc. (Technology) Nextec Applications, Inc. has pioneered a new process for creating performance fabrics. By using precise polymer placement and special chemistries, protection is placed inside the fabric, encapsulating the actual woven fibers. The company's design and management teams are leaders in the production of high performance fabrics for a broad range of markets including outdoor gear, performance apparel, industrial applications and protective products. Nextec's extensive R&D capabilities cover fabric characterization, polymer research and development and a full range of ASTM and AATCC fabric testing. Nextec is best known for its EPIC by Nextec® fabrics.
NGC Software (Apparel/Fashion Software Technology) When NGC Software was founded in 1982, the company had a simple but revolutionary idea: to develop best-in-class software for apparel and fashion companies. Thirty years later, NGC Software has expanded from a single office in Miami to a global organization with offices throughout North America, Latin America and Asia to support NGC's customers around the world. Today, NGC offers a suite of best-of-breed enterprise solutions for PLM, global sourcing/supply chain management and ERP, along with a full range of consulting services.
Nice Gain (Textile Mill) Nice Gain is based in Nanjing, near Shanghai, China. Founded in 1995 for the manufacture of sliver knit pile fabrics, it has grown to become a leading supplier of top quality pile, faux furs and finished pile garments. Nice Gain is owned and operated by a US-educated staff well versed in product development and the operation of state-of-the-art equipment. Concept III Textiles markets Nice Gain fabrics in the U.S. and Canada.
Nike With the mission to bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete in the world, NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. The company creates products, services and experiences for today’s athlete, while solving problems for the next generation. Sustainability is a catalyst for revolutionizing the way NIKE, Inc. does business – by innovating better solutions to create a limitless future that benefits athletes, the company and the world.
Nilit Corporate America (Fiber/yarn Producer) Nilit is the international manufacturer of fine and super fine yarns for the fashion legwear and bodywear markets. The company is a pioneer in the devolpment of nylon microfibers and their applications. The Sensil® brand comprises Nilit's family of 6.6 polyamide yarns.
Noble Biomaterials, Inc. (Fiber Producer) Silver fiber is the silver bullet in Noble Biomaterials' business model. The company markets and distributes X-Static® and XT2™, silver fiber technologies used in manufacturing textiles, home fashions, military boots and apparel, medical garments, and a variety of other consumer products. X-Static and XT2™ are effective anti-microbial and have proven anti-static, heat transfer, and therapeutic properties as well.
NuDown (Outdoor Apparel Manufacturer)Entrepreneur Jeff Pickett founded NuDown, Inc. when he purchased the apparel side of Klymit, a Utah-based maker of outdoor equipment and apparel, in a friendly spinout in 2013. NuDown’s business model is focused on bringing outerwear with clean technology and high performance features to the outdoor industry and consumers. NuDown develops and secures proprietary technologies and patents, some of which will be licensed.
Nüwa® Textiles (Full-Service Textile Company) Nüwa® Textiles is the next step in the evolution of the textile industry—--a choice for manufacturers seeking fabric offering environmentally friendly manufacturing protocols. Nüwa employs strategies that include advanced energy production, water conserving dyeing machinery, emissions recycling and effluent treatment. Committed to achieving equilibrium between performance and eco-consciousness, Nüwa Textiles offers: 1)Dedicated textile engineering, insuring speedy fabric development and solutions to suit its customer’s specific needs; 2)Production of a full range of nylon, polyester, and recycled polyester for bags, apparel and sleeping bags; 3)World-class fabric mills and dyeing and finishing plants complying with Oeko-Tex® and ISO-14001 standards. Nüwa is currently completing bluesign® certification.