CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament and TENCEL branded fibers are teaming up on a fabric collection of knits and wovens for the lifestyle and performance apparel markets.
Created by nearly a dozen innovative value chain partner mills in Asia, blends of TENCEL Lyocell, TENCEL Modal and CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament combine the sustainable performance of TENCEL with the performance properties of polypropylene such as quick-dry, a lower specific gravity and higher yield than other textile fibers, offering more bulk, coverage, and warmth for less weight. Polypropylene also has one of the lowest cradle-to-factory gate carbon footprints among synthetic fibers, said the comanpanies, and CoolVisions polypropylene fiber is Oeko-Tex certified.
“Sometimes opposites attract and bring out the best in one another,” commented Susan Lynn, global
sales and marketing manager for CoolVisions. “The cool, silky hand and inherent performance attributes of CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament are proving the perfect complement to TENCEL fibers. It’s a collaboration that raises the bar for today’s textiles.” “Supposedly different fibers will lead to new functional fabric developments. The natural performance and aesthetics of TENCEL Lyocell and Modal fibers together with CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament will meet the increasingly important demand for sustainable performance textiles for upcoming active apparel.” says Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing