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Parados® - A leather process technology, which imparts glove leather resistance to chemicals such as oil, petroleum, and diesel for greater safety and security in the military, fire-fighting, high-tech industrial, and motor racing. Parados leather can be produced in lightweight substances without affecting the chemical repellency, allowing for soft, fine, and comfortable gloves.
  Phaseable® - Develped by Sympatex Technologies, this composite material provides functionality during low activity. The 3D foam dots on the membrane act as spacers to the skin and gives increased heat insulation through air chambers between 3D foam dots. During High activity and reduced heat insulation, increased perspiration removal and breathability due to membrane expansion. The benefits offer smart climate control through dynamic heat insulation. Phaseable is as durable as a 3 layer laminate, but is as lightweight as a 2 layer laminate. The fabric is comfortable, 100% waterproof (20.000 mm), breathable, 100% windproof, 100% solvent free, and uses an ecological coating process. Reduced carbon footprint is achieved through 100% EU production.
  Polartec® Alpha® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® ALPHA® ACTIVE INSULATION 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® Delta - Developed by Polartec, LLC, 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. Delta's specialized knit construction uses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic yarns for more advanced control of moisture dispersal. These patentpending radiating knit structures keep you cooler in hot conditions by increasing airflow to dissipate heat.
  Polartec® Fleece 100 Series - Developed by Polartec, LLC, in 1981, this is the original synthetic fleece that FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD DRESSES FOR COLD WEATHER. Polartec® Fleece 100 Series utilized knitted, napped, and sheared synthetic yarns to construct a thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Premium polyester fibers, with their hydrophobic properties, were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth, moisture repellency, and fast dry times. The lofted structures create thermal air pockets to retain warmth, and still allow optimal breathability. That’s why Polartec® synthetic fleece is still the most dependable, versatile fabric around. Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance.
  Polartec® Fleece 200 Series - Developed by Polartec, LLC, this original synthetic fleece FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD DRESSES FOR COLD WEATHER. Polartec® Fleece 200 Series utilized knitted, napped, and sheared synthetic yarns to construct a thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Premium polyester fibers, with their hydrophobic properties, were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth, moisture repellency, and fast dry times. The lofted structures create thermal air pockets to retain warmth, and still allow optimal breathability. That’s why Polartec® synthetic fleece is still themost dependable, versatile fabric around. Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance.
  Polartec® Fleece 300 Series - Developed by Polartec, LLC, this original synthetic fleece FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD DRESSES FOR COLD WEATHER. Polartec® Fleece 200 Series utilized knitted, napped, and sheared synthetic yarns to construct a thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Premium polyester fibers, with their hydrophobic properties, were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth, moisture repellency, and fast dry times. The lofted structures create thermal air pockets to retain warmth, and still allow optimal breathability. That’s why Polartec® synthetic fleece is still the most dependable, versatile fabric around. Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance.
  Polartec® Hardface - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® HARDFACE® IS A PATENTED POLYMER SURFACE TREATMENT APPLIED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY. Fused at the fiber level, Hardface® increases abrasion resistance and water repellency. Select Hardface® styles feature DWR to add even greater water repellency. Breathability is not sacrificed by the Hardface® coating of each individual fiber. Hardface’s added fabric protection maintains performance quality and extends the life of garments.
  Polartec® Hardface® FR® - This proprietary fabric from Polartec utilizes a method for fusing a polymer to the surface of the fleece fabric. This polymer creates a hard, smooth yet flexible surface that reduces friction between layers and creates a much more durable surface for garments used as a shell or outer layer. Polartec Hardface Technology also improves the durable water repellency for softshell garments while maintaining the breathability of the original fleece fabric. Garments with Hardface Technology retain a sharper, more uniform appearance after many uses and washes compared to traditional fleece and softshell fabrics.
  Polartec® High Loft™ - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® HIGH LOFT™ LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATION TAKES FLEECE COMFORT AND THERMAL WARMTH TO GREATER HEIGHTS. By creating a patented high loft fiber structure, this material is ultra soft and highly compressible. Extended polyester yarns create large air pockets to retain more thermal warmth, while keeping this insulation lightweight. High Loft™ has the greatest warmth to weight ratio of all Polartec® fleece fabric technologies.
  Polartec® Micro Fleece - IN 1981, POLARTEC® FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD DRESSES FOR COLD WEATHER WITH THE INVENTION OF POLAR SYNTHETIC FLEECE. Polartec® was the first to knit, nap, and shear synthetic yarns into thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Polyester fibers were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth and fast dry times, Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance.
  Polartec® Neoshell® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, 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.
  Polartec® Power Dry® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER DRY® IS ENGINEERED TO DELIVER SUPERIOR MECHANICAL WICKING. This bi-component fabric technology is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer. Power Dry’s exterior surface area disperses and releases this moisture for more efficient dry times. Continuous evaporation prevents saturation and regulates temperature in both hot and cold conditions.
  Polartec® Power Dry® FR - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER DRY® FR IS THE MOST ADVANCED NEXT-TO-SKIN MOISTURE MANAGEMENT FABRIC. By using its proprietary bi-component knit construction, every fiber works with maximum efficiency. Moisture is quickly pulled away from the body and transferred to the outer surface for faster evaporation during activity. The bi-component fabric technology is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer. Power Dry® FR’s exterior surface area disperses and releases the moisture for more efficient dry times. Continuous evaporation prevents saturation and regulates temperature in both hot and cold conditions. and regulates temperature in both hot and cold conditions.
  Polartec® Power Grid™ - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER GRID™ IS THE EVOLUTION OF FLEECE FABRIC ENGINEERING. The company's patented grid construction knit strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while also reducing fabric mass. These geometric patterns improve compressibility, wicking, and add technical style. By reinventing thermal warmth possibilities, Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance. With geometric constructions to generates targeted touch points for Polartec's patented bi- component design to manage moisture. The next-to-skin surface is hydrophilic to absorb sweat vapor and transfer it outside. Then the outer surface disperses moisture for more efficient evaporation. The grid design also creates open air channels that improve breathability, and reduce fabric mass.
  Polartec® Power Grid™ FR - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER GRID™ FR IS THE EVOLUTION OF FLEECE FABRIC ENGINEERING. Polartec's patented grid construction knit strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while also reducing fabric mass. These geometric patterns improve compressibility, wicking, and add technical style. By reinventing thermal warmth possibilities, Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance.
  Polartec® Power Shield® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER SHIELD® WAS THE FIRST SOFT SHELL TO COMBINE BREATHABLE COMFORT WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE WEATHER RESISTANCE. This 3-layer fabric system is available with multiple interior surface options for greater design flexibility. The outer surface blocks wind while deflecting moisture. Unlike other membrane technologies, sweat vapor moves outside easily through the permeable functional layer without the need for high internal pressure. Power Shield® is the pinnacle of soft shell performance.
  Polartec® Power Shield® FR - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER SHIELD® FR IS THE ORIGINAL SOFT SHELL FABRIC, EVOLVED WITH CERTIFIED FLAME RESISTANT PROTECTION. This unique material protects against the elements, but without the stiff hand and loud noise of a hard shell. Power Shield® FR defends against strong winds, rain, snow, and even abrasive surfaces. And unlike other protective layers, our air permeable functional layer can easily release excess heat and moisture vapor for dry conditions both inside and out.
  Polartec® Power Shield® Pro - POLARTEC® POWER SHIELD® PRO IS THE MOST VERSATILE ADAPTATION OF THE ORIGINAL SOFT SHELL TECHNOLOGY. This resilient 3-layer fabric protects against the elements, but without the stiff hand and loud noise of a hard shell. This allows Power Shield® Pro to provide greater comfort, while defending against strong winds, rain, snow, and even abrasive surfaces. And unlike other protective layers, Power Shield® Pro’s microporous membrane easily releases excess heat and moisture vapor for dry conditions both inside and out.
  Polartec® Power Stretch® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, TODAY'S PERFORMANCE STRETCH FABRICS NEED TO ADAPT TO THE CONTOURS OF THE HUMAN BODY FOR OPTIMAL COMFORT DURING MOVEMENT. Polartec® Power Stretch® has strong elastic fibers creating 4-way stretch that meets the demanding push and pull of activity. This agile, dual-surface fabric absorbs moisture from the skin while continuously wicking it to the outer layer for fast evaporation. Power Stretch’s outer surface has a low-friction finish, so this versatile fabric can layer perfectly with others and resist abrasion on its own.
  Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® POWER STRETCH® PRO™ OFFERS THE GREATEST ELASTIC STRETCH OF ITS GROWING PERFORMANCE-FIT PLATFORMS. Advanced dual- surface knit construction gives Power Stretch® Pro™ enough tensile strength and abrasion resistance for durable shape recovery. Performance wicking abilities mean it keeps up with any activity.
  Polartec® Power Wool™ - Developed by Polartec, LLC, 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. Merino wool next-to-skin delivers on classic comfort, warmth, and wicking. Power Wool’s patented bi- component knit optimizes base layer performance in more diverse conditions and levels of activity.
  Polartec® Thermal Pro® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® THERMAL PRO® ADVANCES FLEECE FASHION WITH NEW KNIT STRUCTURES FOR THE MOST DIVERSE STYLE OPTIONS. Thermal Pro® yarns are dyed in a vibrant spectrum of colors. Unique finishing techniques ensure every knit construction has the right look and feel. Technical fiber compositions maintain a soft texture and air pockets for thermoregulation and breathability. Knit with premium polyester yarns, Thermal Pro® is cozy, resilient, and stylish.
  Polartec® Thermal Pro® FR - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® THERMAL PRO® FR BRINGS CERTIFIED FLAME RESISTANCE TO THE ORIGINAL SYNTHETIC FLEECE. This fabric platform embodies the versatile applications of synthetic fleece needed for today’s most challenging work environments. A diverse variety of knitting techniques create unique surface structures without sacrificing thermoregulation performance. The adapted look and feel still delivers the warmth and comfort of classic fleece.
  Polartec® Wind Pro® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® WIND PRO® IS ENGINEERED WITH A COMPACT KNIT SURFACE STRUCTURE FOR UP TO 4X GREATER WIND RESISTANCE THAN REGULAR SYNTHETIC FLEECE. This added brawn deflects the elements while still maintaining soft comfort and breathability. Thermal air pockets retain the warmth needed from an insulation layer, all without the use of a laminated membrane. Wind Pro® is dependable and versatile in inclement weather conditions.
  Polartec® Wind Pro® FR - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® WIND PRO® FR IS AN ADVANCED FLAME RESISTANT CERTIFIED FLEECE DEVELOPED TO RESIST ALL THE ELEMENTS. While still air permeable, a tighter knit construction reduces the amount of wind chill. A durable water repellent outer surface withstands moisture and rain while retaining breathability and comfort. This stronger knit fleece is tough enough to take on the most challenging conditions.
  Polartec® Windbloc® - Developed by Polartec, LLC, POLARTEC® WINDBLOC® IS AN ADVANCED BARRIER CONSTRUCTED TO HOLD UP AGAINST THE STRONGEST WINDS. Windbloc’s membrane blocks outside moisture and airflow at the microscopic level to guarantee weather protection. This durable membrane is capable of resilient stretch for greater range of motion during activity, even in inclement conditions. Windbloc® stops everything, except you.
  Polygiene® - Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently. To do this Polygiene uses low concentrations of silver salt (silver chloride), which has antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water and soil, to safely eliminate the ability for bacteria and fungi to grow. The permanent treatment is applied at the finishing stages of textile production and odor control is possible as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric and will not wash out. Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that there is no effect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin. Polygiene is not nanosilver.
  Popcorn Sherpa - A boldly comfortable textured pile fabric, made from Glenoit Fabrics' sliver knitting process..The fabric is vary light-weight for it's volume. It has multi-season comfort, is easy-care, and non-shrink.
  Popper® - Developed by Sommers Plastics, Popper is the latest generation of thermochromatic (color changing) matrials. Based on liquid- crystal technology, Popper goes through three distinct color changes depending on temperature. Below 18 degrees C, the opaque top color is visible; between 18-30 degrees C (room temp.), the middle color is apparent; warmed up above 30 degrees C (by touch of hands, room or water temp.), the base color, print or peek-a-boo message becomes visible "popping" through.
  Porelle® Membranes - Porelle Membranes specialize in the development of membrane systems used by worldwide manufacturing companies, particularly in the production of garments & accessories, footwear, filtration and medical products. Porelle produce a wide variety of membranes for use in high-end markets to supply a wide variety of waterproof and breathable membranes. Our membranes are also resistant to high temperatures and are extremely durable. Anti-static and chemical splash resistant options are also available.
  PORON® Urethanes - This performance material offers resistance to abrasion, friction, tension, and stitch stress. PORON® urethanes are lightweight, smooth to the touch, and resist piping, for the greatest degree of shoe comfort, over the greatest length of time. The PORON Urethanes materials offer a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, densities and surface textures to accommodate any kind of shoe for almost any activity - from the everyday wear associated with dress shoes, to the rigorous demands placed on shoes worn during high-impact sports and exercise. End-uses include: Strap Padding, Glove Cushioning, Sports Equipment Padding, Saddles, Saddle Pads, Protective Equipment, Apparel, Seating Cushioning, Back Packs, Handle Grips for Sports Equipment
  Prima-Tex Fabrics - Prima-Tex prints and finishes wovens, knits and specialty fabrics made from cotton, poly/cotton blends, Lycra® blends, denim, nylon, and poly/rayon blends. The company’s design staff has the capability to design a variety of print patterns including florals, ditsy prints, abstracts, plaids, stripes and a variety of conversational patterns.
  PROFIBER™ - Developed by Unifi, this leading suite of proprietary performance solutions is available in polyester, nylon, and polybutylene terephthalate. PROFIBER™ opens up a world of possibilities to inspire and create differentiated products no one’s ever thought of. Unifi's PROFIBER polyester embodies quality, performance and innovation, to create fabrics with almost unlimited potential. This versatile polyester fiber is embedded with properties such as: wicking, odor control, thermal comfort, full coverage, stretch, water resistance and more.
  ProSpin® - ProSpin® is a patented core-spun yarn, made by Cone Mills, featuring a polyester core wrapped with a pima cotton blend (55% cotton/45% polyester (core spun)). The result is a fabric which offers the aesthetics of cotton with the performance of a synthetic. ProSpin is naturally wrinkle-resistant and over twice as strong as wrinkle free cotton fabrics with resin treatment. ProSpin is used in men's and women's casual clothing.
  PyroSafe by Antex® - PyroSafe by antex®, a new line of flame resistant cotton knits, offers protective clothing manufacturers dramatic new possibilities to expand their lines of fire resistant clothing by introducing the softest, most comfortable and most durable fabrics on the market for industrial applications. Pyrosafe fabrics are currently in use by the U.S. Military.
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