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The FilSpec Story

Established Textile History
FilSpec Inc., based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, provides yarn spinning services to clients worldwide. Originally known as Filature Domil, Cavalier Textiles, and Dominion Textiles from 1954-1994, the company gradually left the weaving business to specialize in spinning. In 2004, FilSpec Inc. was created, and the company began concentrating on a specialized mix of fiber/fabrication techniques.

FilSpec USA Sales & Operation
In 2009, FilSpec Inc. purchased and renamed the former Richmond Yarns, located in Ellerbe, North Carolina, to service new markets, producing specialty yarns for a variety of industries. FilSpec USA focused its research and development on innovative technical yarns for the high-performance textile industry (medical, athletic, protection, industrial, etc.). FilSpec USA is committed to providing innovative, reliable solutions and a level of quality, which has become its benchmark.

FilSpec Mexico, CAFTA, and Europe Sales & Operations
In 2017, FilSpec Inc. experienced additional growth, establishing sales offices in several new markets including Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe.

FilSpec's Success Story
FilSpec continues to invent new yarns through new spinning processes, emphasizing blends of up to 5 different fibers. FilSpec's success rests on its research & development expertise, which has allowed the company to remain highly competitive in a global market.

FilSpec Specialty Yarn Products for Fabric Protection

WORKFIL™ - Created and designed to provide workers with comfortable, convenient, safe, and professional uniforms. Similar to denim, fabrics made from WorkFil™ can be dyed any color for protective uniform applications in a variety of fields (i.e. Delivery, Construction, Welding, Electricity, Production Lines, and Mechanical).

Workfil™ Protection Benefits

  • Comfort/Thermal Management/Humidity Control
  • Cut/Tear/Abrasion Resistance & Durability
  • Flame Resistance
  • Burn Risk Reduction
  • ESD/EMI Shield ARC Resistance
  • Dyeability in All Colors

FIREFIL™ - Spun composite technical yarns using FILSPEC's Rigid Glass Core Technology spinning process, which offers triple protection against flames, cuts, and tears. FireFil's fiberglass core makes the yarn extremely strong. Applications range from cut-resistant gloves to fire-resistant fabrics.

How FILSPEC's Glass Core Technology Works

  • A Glass filament is embedded in the core of a spun yarn wrapped with a staple fiber blend
  • The fiberglass filament is protected inside the yarn
  • The cover can be a blend of fibers that operate on an Air Jet spinning machine (i.e. polyester, modacrylic, Nomex®, Viscose FR, Kevlar®, ThermoCool®, recycled poly, etc.

Rigid Glass Core Technology Benefits

  • Increase cut-resistance for same yarn count (i.e. fabric weight
  • Competitive Cost for comparable alternatives
  • Glass filament core is protected inside the yarn
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Wide range of fibers/blends for the sheath cover
  • Possibility of combining 2 to 3 different yarns

Firefil™ Protection Benefits

  • High Tear Strength: 200% Higher than NFPA 1971-2013 Requirement*
  • No after-flame*
  • Does not melt or drip*
  • Yarn does not shrink in extreme heat*

    * According to tests undertaken by Underwriters Laboratories on a 7.2 OSY fabric.

STEELFIL™ - Made of a combination of steel for strength, and softer fibers for style and comfort. SteelFil™ creates clothes that have an urban look with protective qualities.

SteelFil™ Benefits

  • Abrasion/Cut resistance
  • Shielding properties
  • Conductive yarn
  • Urban style
  • Smart textile

FRESHFIL™ - Wearer stays cool when needing it most. Can be combined with other yarns to create technical, fire-resistant, tear-resistant, or thermal-control garments.

FreshFil™ Benefits

  • Provides a sensation of freshness
  • Lightweight
  • Effective evacuation of moisture
  • UV Protection

WARMFIL™ - Infrared-powered yarn to keep the wearer warm in lightweight clothing, no matter the weather conditions. The "warming" magic is perfect for the outdoors, since clothes warm up under the light of day, even when it's cloudy.

WarmFil™ Benefits

  • Smart, printable yarns
  • Stretchable yarns
  • Thermal management
  • Humidity control
  • Anti-odor control
  • Antimicrobial protection

RECOVERYFIL™ - Blended polyester fibers impregnated with zinc oxide for a silky, ultra-soft and odor-resistant fabric. Ideal for a fresh feel against the skin, a perfect solution for sensitive skin applications.

RecoveryFil™ Benefits

  • UV protection
  • Softness
  • Odor-resistance
  • Antimicrobial
  • Humidity control
  • Skin freshness/regeneration

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For more information visit the FilSpec website: www.filspec.com or contact:

85 Burlington Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Canada J1L 1G9
1748, US Hwy 220
Ellerbe, NC 28338
United States
39 Poiente #3515 Piso 5
Col. Las Animas,
72400 Puebla, PUE
Calle La Reforma #234
Col. San Benito
San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.
Dominique Quintal, VP Sales & Marketing – dquintal@filspec.com, 819-573-8709
Customer Service – 1-800-461-8990, ext. 769
Sales – 819-573-8700, ext. 769

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