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Textile Outlook International
Issue 221:
October 2023

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Editorial: Cambodia's garment exports continue to advance despite headwinds (11 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: South Asia, October 2023 (34 pages)
Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2024/25 (32 pages)
Profile of Microban International: a global leader in antimicrobial and odour control technologies (18 pages)
Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia, 2023 (53 pages)
Profile of Polartec: a pioneer in synthetic fleece materials and innovator in performance fabrics for the textile and clothing industry (30 pages)

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Profile of Polartec: a pioneer in synthetic fleece materials and innovator in performance fabrics for the textile and clothing industry

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Polartec is a company based in the USA which specialises in the manufacture of a range of performance textiles. The best known of these is Fleece Series--a 100% polyester fabric and successor to the original Polarfleece fabric. Polartec manufactures a variety of products which fall under five key categories, namely base layer fabrics, insulation materials, treatments and finishes, weather resistant fabrics, and flame resistant fabrics. It caters to a broad range of markets, and supplies fabrics to more than 220 brand partners--including leading sportswear brands such as adidas, Nike and Under Armour. Furthermore, it considers itself to be a trailblazer in the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices. In particular, it is committed to using recycled materials--particularly recycled polyester derived from post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles--and it seeks to employ distribution methods and production methods which have a low impact on the environment. The company operates production processes which are less resource-intensive than conventional processes, it captures and repurposes textile waste generated by its production lines, and it uses energy-efficient compressors, ventilation and lighting systems at its facilities. In addition, Polartec has established several initiatives aimed at reducing microplastics pollution and eliminating the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), also known as "forever chemicals".

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  • Eco-Engineering
  • Shed Less
  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

  • Base layer fabrics
  • Insulation materials
  • Treatments and finishes
  • Weather resistant fabrics
  • Flame resistant (FR) fabrics

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