CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament and staple fibers by Indorama Ventures Ltd. is introducing an expanded collection of fabrics that include weft knits with recycled polyester in innovative constructions that maximize moisture management and thermal performance attributes.
The new range of performance fibers and fabrics, set to bow at the OR Winter Market/Snow Show in Denver this month, are launched in conjunction with mill partners such as DaFon, Grandtek Asia Corp., Singtex and Wide Plus.
Also bowing are new groups of colorful wovens from Taiwanese mills Chia Her and Her Min. In addition, CoolVisions/Indorama is presenting new fabrics featuring Indorama’s IP performance range of specialty polyesters, including Ecorama rPET recycled fibers made from post-consumer plastic bottles.
“Today there is a demand for more sophisticated functional fibers with appealing aesthetics, ease of handling and a sustainable profile,” said Susan Lynn, global sales and marketing manager for CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene, and global brand manager for IVL. “CoolVisions dyeable filament brings these desirable qualities to the table, along with polypropylene’s inherent properties such as moisture management and low moisture regain, thermal regulation, durability, bleach and stain resistance, and improved coverage at a lower weight.”
Future developments include a collection of knits and wovens that combine CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene with Lenzing’s Tencel Lyocell. This line, Lynn said, will blend the strong aesthetics with performance characteristics of both fibers.
Produced in Thailand by parent company Indorama Ventures, CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament is Oeko-Tex certified and available in light to medium dyes, and CoolVisions Dark that achieves deeper shades with less dyestuff on dark colors. Indorama has 94 manufacturing facilities in 31 countries.