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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Polartec® introduces Polartec Power Fill™

June 20th, 2017

Polartec® has announced a new material designed as a passive insulation solution for the coldest conditions. Power Fill™ is a soft and pliable matrix of polyester fibers engineered with a proprietary hollow fiber construction forming thousands of air pockets that continuously capture and contain body heat and maintains an equalized thermal layer between the elements […]

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Polartec announces launch of MtnLogic

February 6th, 2017

MtnLogic recently launched its line of apparel built by world-class mountaineers in collaboration with Polartec. MtnLogic founder Peter Whittaker and guides at RMI Expeditions worked directly with Polartec to develop the new alpine workwear. Whittaker says that traditionally, technical gear is driven by merchant demand, price and trends. For this brand, Whittaker and the guides […]

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Polartec relaunches PolarFleece

February 3rd, 2017

Polartec invented PolarFleece in 1981, and since then, the company says that the invention has been “relentlessly copied.” Now the company is bringing back the brand. The relaunch began with the PolarFleece Pullover, which will combine Polartec Classic 200 with Polartec Power Stretch and use Polartec Hardface reinforcements at the collar, pocket, waist and cuffs. […]

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