Peppermint for metal-free odor resistance

January 3rd, 2022

Polartec®, a Milliken & Company brand, has switched to peppermint for metal-free odor resistance treatment across its line of performance fabrics. Polartec®, a Milliken & Company brand, has switched to peppermint for metal-free odor resistance treatment across its line of performance fabrics. The bluesign®-certified peppermint oil odor resist treatment is an easily renewable, highly sustainable […]

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Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15th, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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Polartec eliminates PFAS across its performance fabrics line

October 1st, 2021

Polartec has eliminated PFAS in its durable water-repellent treatments with no loss of performance, according to company leaders. Photo: Polartec. Milliken & Co. brand Polartec® has announced that it has eliminated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its durable water- repellent (DWR) treatments across its line of performance fabrics. A non-PFAS weather protection fabric treatment, […]

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Polartec produces innovation timeline

June 25th, 2021

Polartec®, a creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the launch of its innovation timeline as part of Polartec’s Peaking Since ‘91 campaign. The timeline begins with the 1981 invention of PolarFleece, highlights the 1991 founding of the Polartec brand and continues through to present day.  Hosted on and available for publications […]

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Polartec to host sustainable fabric panel discussion

March 17th, 2021

Polartec will host the online panel discussion “The Science of Sustainable Fabric” on March 23, 2021. The conversation will cover circularity, recycled plastics, biodegradability and the testing and measurement of sustainability. The event will begin with a brief introductory presentation from Polartec president Steve Layton, updating attendees on Polartec efforts, and introducing the event’s participants, […]

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Polartec® releases Power Air™ fabric

February 5th, 2020

Polartec has announced the latest advancement of award-winning Polartec Power Air fabric technology. The knit construction that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce fiber shedding is now made to be 100 percent recyclable and circular, and also 25 percent lighter than the initial product. Polartec Power Air, launched last year with brands like Houdini, […]

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Award-winning design, Polartec style

December 1st, 2019

2019 Apex Award winners used Polartec® fabrics in creative ways in designs that mixed fashion sense with technology. Photos: Polartec. Polartec, the company that revolutionized cold weather wear in 1981 with the introduction of Polartec® synthetic fleece, is committed to encouraging innovation in fabric technology. The annual Polartec Apex Awards honor the brands and designers […]

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Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

June 14th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec LLC, a global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management LLC. The acquisition is expected to close in […]

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Polartec commits to sustainability

May 3rd, 2019

Polartec, the producer of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has introduced its Eco-Engineering™ initiative to use recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line. Polartec will partner with Unifi and Intrinsic Advanced Materials, industry leaders and pioneers in sustainable textiles. The collaboration combines CiCLO® technology with Unifi’s innovative yarn products to promote biodegradation of […]

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Polartec presents new recycled insulation

July 30th, 2018

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has introduced its upgraded Polartec Power Fill™ insulation, now made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. This insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80 percent recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this milestone more quickly than originally thought possible. A […]

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