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New products: Savvy textile solutions

Products | December 1, 2018 | By:

Breathable textiles

Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester high-gauge knitting material laminated with a breathable film to produce thin, lightweight and breathable textiles. Textiles laminated with breathable film are widely used for high-functional sportswear due to their waterproofness and stretchability. The new material is compact as well as stretchable, form-stable and moisture-permeable. It has a glossy, translucent appearance and a smooth texture for excellent drapability. The company will sell its new material mainly for spring/summer 2019 sportswear.

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

+81 3 6402 7001,


Durable upholstery

The Lineage collection from Concertex includes two new silicone hybrid upholstery products that fuse together flair and function for the contract, health care and hospitality markets. Journey and Moonlets incorporate technology that combines silicone on the top coat, layered over a polyurethane base. With a subtle hand and outstanding durability, the new product technology allows for the transfer-printed design to be embossed. The textiles boast an abrasion resistance of more than 200,000 double rubs and are inherently graffiti-free for high-traffic environments.

Concertex, Northvale, N.J., U.S.A.

+1 201 784 8370,

Shade for land and sea


Recognized in the marine market for its weather resistance and durability, Sunbrella® SeaMark® is now available in a wider selection of colors and has expanded from marine applications into the commercial shade market. Fabricated from durable Sunbrella performance fabric and 100 percent impervious waterproof backing, SeaMark is available in many colors for marine uses such as biminis, dodgers and cockpit enclosures as well as restaurant patio enclosures, office canopies and awnings. These fabrics are easy to care for, fade resistant and bleach cleanable.

Sunbrella Fabrics, Glen Raven, N.C., U.S.A.

+1 336 221 2211,

Powerful printer

Mimaki USA’s new TS55-1800, a 76.3-inch, dye-sublimation transfer inkjet printer offers high-end features, such as low running costs, high productivity and unattended continuous printing. The printer uses the new Sb610 inks at a maximum output of 1,506 sqft/h (140 sqm/h). These inks hold the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification, meeting specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance. The printer is available with two new optional units: a mini jumbo roll to ensure high-volume unattended printing and a 10 kg ink supply for continuous operation.

Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Ga., U.S.A.

888 530 3988,

Smarter sun protection

Huntsman Textile Effects’ HIGH IQ® Sun Protect technology uses innovative dyes and effects to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for fabrics, garments and accessories with built-in sun protection. Fabrics produced with the technology provide an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of up to 50 and above, ensuring the highest level of protection for the lifetime of the product. The Sun Protect effect does not impair the natural aesthetics of the fabric, and prolonged exposure to sunlight and multiple laundering will not degrade the protection or fade the colors.

Huntsman Textile Effects, Charlotte, N.C., U.S.A.

+1 704 587 5000,

Stylish sound absorbers

Architextiles, a collection of sound-absorbing textiles with a woven 3-D structure designed by Aleksandra Gaca and produced by Casalis®, has added new colors, sizes, patterns and structures. The ribbed texture allows the fabrics to absorb sound waves better than flat textiles, contributing to a quieter interior environment. The textiles are fully customizable and uses include full wall panels and room dividers. The sound-absorbent qualities and easy integration of power sockets and screens, make the panels excellent for use in offices, airports and restaurants.

Casalis, Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 56 66 44 66,

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