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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Polartec unveils cycling apparel kit

March 1st, 2018

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador is one of only six riders to win the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana—the Grand Tours of cycling, something he has accomplished more than once. Contador also helps young cyclists develop championship skills through his Alberto Contador Foundation, which manages Continental, Under-23 and Junior cycling […]

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2017 IFF Innovation Award winner announced at IFAI Expo

September 28th, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has announced the winner of the 2017 Innovation Award: UltraTech International Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., won this year in the category of “Chemicals, Coatings and Compounds” with the EverShield® C6 water-based fabric treatment. The company was awarded a prize of $5,000. EverShield was developed under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) […]

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PolarFleece® returns

March 6th, 2017

Polartec, Lawrence, Mass., will reintroduce the iconic PolarFleece® brand. When it debuted in 1981, PolarFleece set the premium standard for lightweight warmth and comfort, and became a fashion icon that changed outdoor apparel. Polartec will first introduce the PolarFleece pullover, a humble homage to the original article. In a modern update, the garment will combine […]

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Breathable and waterproof

February 1st, 2017

Polartec® has created new versions of Polartec NeoShell® specifically for the Teton Bros. TB 2.0 Jacket. The new waterproof NeoShell fabrics offer a combination of stretch, breathability and overall comfort. A more supple 70-by-160-denier mechanical stretch nylon woven NeoShell fabric balances drape and stretch with high durability for greater mobility in the body of the […]

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