CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament and TENCEL branded fibers are teaming up in a disruptive 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 are presented in a variety of constructions, colors and weights. The fabrics marry the best of the fibers’ inherent qualities – comfort, performance, and sustainable properties, said the companies.
CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene fibers from Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) are inherently hydrophobic, with low moisture regain of any fiber, and dry very quickly. In addition, CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament exhibits a lower specific gravity and higher yield than other textile fibers, offering more bulk, coverage, and warmth for less weight. Polypropylene has one of the lowest cradle-to-factory gate carbon footprints among synthetic fibers, 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 TENCELT 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.