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Pacific Coast Down - Pacific Coast Feather Company bedding products, manufactured by Pacific Coast Feather Company, include Pacific Coast Down, Titanium Down, Lyocell Down and USA sourced natural material.
  Parados® - A leather process technology, which imparts glove leather resistance to chemicals such as oil, petroleum, and diesel for greater safety and security in the military, fire-fighting, high-tech industrial, and motor racing. Parados leather can be produced in lightweight substances without affecting the chemical repellency, allowing for soft, fine, and comfortable gloves.
  Pertexion® - Pertexion® is Perseverance Mills' extemely waterproof coating for use in bags and outerwear.
  Pharr Yarns - Pharr Yarns, LLC's High Performance (HP) Yarns are spun from fibers that have unique inherent properties such as flame and/or heat resistance, chemical resistance, cut resistance, exceptionally high strength, and electro-static dissipation, etc. End uses for HP Yarns may include protective clothing for the military, fire services and industry, industrial work gloves, filtration fabrics, high temperature straps/harnesses, conveyor belting, and sewing thread.
  Phaseable® - Develped by Sympatex Technologies, this composite material provides functionality during low activity. The 3D foam dots on the membrane act as spacers to the skin and gives increased heat insulation through air chambers between 3D foam dots. During High activity and reduced heat insulation, increased perspiration removal and breathability due to membrane expansion. The benefits offer smart climate control through dynamic heat insulation. Phaseable is as durable as a 3 layer laminate, but is as lightweight as a 2 layer laminate. The fabric is comfortable, 100% waterproof (20.000 mm), breathable, 100% windproof, 100% solvent free, and uses an ecological coating process. Reduced carbon footprint is achieved through 100% EU production.
  PLUSfoam™ - Produced by PLUS Compound Technologies, PLUS’s virgin material, and is made from a proprietary formulation of high performance thermo elastic copolymers that are 100% recyclable. PLUSfoam is made in large sheets that can be used for a number of products, including traction pads and deck pads for surfing, stomp pads for snowboarding, as well as for handles or grips and virtually anything currently using an EVA or a rubber component..
  Polarguard® - Polarguard® is an insulation continuous filament polyester fiber developed by INVISTA. It has been specified by the U. S. Armed Forces, as the insulation material for its Extreme Cold Weather Sleep System sleeping bag, which must protect in extreme cold environments of minus 60 F. It was selected because of its high warmth to weight ratio and easier compressibility. It was selected over goose down because of its superior insulation when wet.
  Polarguard® - Polarguard® continuous filament polyester is a member of the Polarguard Family of Insulation Products. Polarguard® combines a super void cross section with modified batting formation. The larger void creates higher loft with less weight, making it warmer, yet lighter. The result is a state-of-the art insulation that offers superior performance in sleeping bags and outdoor apparel under the harshest environments.
  Polarguard® 3D - Polarguard® 3D, made by INVISTA, is a continuous, polyester fiber with a down-like softness. It is used for fiberfill for sleeping bags, gloves, outdoor jackets and pants, and for other outdoor gear. The exclusive high-void cross section of the fiber prevents collapse and retains loft after years of use. In Polarguard 3D the new finer deniers create insulation that remains strong and warm for high performance outerwear.
  Polarguard® HV - Polarguard® HV is a polyester insulation produced by INVISTA. The HV stands for "high void continuous filament." It offers all the advantages of Polarguard® but is 25% lighter, because it traps greater quantities of air. It is also highly compressible, resists wet conditions, and is very durable. Most sleeping bag manufacturers give it a lifetime guarantee.
  Polartec® Aqua Shell® - Polartec® Aqua Shell® fabrics, made by Malden Mills, feature the warmth of Polartec® thermal fabrics, combined with bodyhugging 4-way stretch and a windproof membrane. They are designed to replace neoprene and spandex skins for many water sports by providing far greater comfort and increased warmth per weight. The 4-way stretch provides a comfortable, non-restrictive fit along with easy donning and doffing. The polyester construction provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Polartec® Aqua Shell® fabrics are also odor- and itch-resistant and non-chafing, have outstanding sun protection (UPF 30+), and dry faster than neoprene.
  Polartec® Classic - Polartec® Classic 100" Classic 200", and Classic 300" fabrics are the reference standard for lightweight warmth and breathability. These fabrics have been the primary insulation layer of choice among experienced outdoor enthusiasts for nearly two decades. The 100% polyester velour construction creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat. Unlike less expensive fleece fabrics, Polartec® Classics maintain their insulating ability and non-pilling appearance after repeated laundering.
  Polartec® Power Dry® - Polartec® Power Dry® keeps skin dry. Anti-microbial finish. Dries quickly. Very breathable base layer for all activities. Polartec¨ Power Dry¨ fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a patented bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly.
  Polartec® Power Shield - Polartec® Power Shield fabrics represent the next generation of technical outerwear - body armor against the elements. This clothing concept goes beyond traditional 2 -layer systems, which feature fleece insulation and a waterproof/breathable shell, to a single layer that protects against abrasion and cold, wet weather. They feature a smooth, tightly woven nylon face for abrasion resistance equal or superior to the best shells, but without the stiffness and noise. They also have a polyester velour back that traps air and provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Garments made from Polartec® Power Shield" fabrics are designed to replace traditional fleece and PTFE shell systems for most outdoor clothing applications, reducing the weight and number of layers needed to insulate and protect. They are ideal for skiing,
  Polartec® Power Shield - Polartec® is a brand distributed by Polartec, LLC. Flame resistant knit fabrics for thermal and outer protection.
  Polartec® Power Stretch® - Polartec® Power Stretch® fabrics feature body-hugging 4-way stretch and are very breathable. These are the most versatile outdoor apparel fabrics available today. The proprietary construction features two unique surfaces: the durable nylon outer layer is wind- and abrasion-resistant; the soft polyester velour inner layer is warm and comfortable.
  Polartec® Thermal Pro® - Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics are the most durable of the Polartec® thermal fabrics. Thermal Pro¨ fabrics offer great styling options for virtually every end use. The 100% polyester proprietary fibers and low-pile-velour, pebbled, or shearling surface create a fabric that is at least 30 times more durable than bargain fleece. These fabrics offer excellent breathability and dry quickly, and the velour or pebbled back traps air and provides outstanding warmth without weight. Many styles are also available with a water-repellent finish that sheds rain and snow. Unlike conventional fleece fabrics, Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics maintain their insulating ability and non-pilling appearance after repeated laundering and represent the state of the art in fleece fabrics.
  Polartec® Wind Pro® - Polartec® Wind Pro® fabrics are 4 times more wind-resistant than conventional fleece and represent the evolution of lightweight insulation. Proprietary yarns and a very tight construction greatly reduce the effects of wind chill, the Achilles heel of traditional fleece. The durable water-repellent surface sheds rain and snow. Velour or pebbled back efficiently traps air and provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Both surfaces of these fabrics are finished for maximum durability and pill-free performance. They retain their insulating ability and original appearance after repeated use and laundering. The combination of wind resistance, warmth, and breathability provides outstanding comfort in a wide range of activities. Polartec® Wind Pro® fabrics are ideal for stylized or technical outerwear as well as versatile layering garments.
  Polartec® Windbloc-ACT® - Polartec® Windbloc-ACT® fabrics provide wind and weather protection for active sports where enhanced breathability is required. By combining several features in a single fabric, they eliminate the need for a windbreaker or additional shell. Patent-pending Air Control Technology® (ACT) enables the fabric to block 98% of the wind. The remaining 2% is allowed to circulate within the fabric, which greatly enhances moisture vapor transmission - 2 times faster than other windproof fleece Ð and improves breathability, reducing the risk of heat-stress buildup. Featuring a breathable stretch- polyurethane membrane, Polartec® Windbloc-ACT® fabrics are constructed with durable water repellency to shed rain and snow. Versions are available that feature a Polartec® Power Dry® lining for moisture management. Polartec® Windbl
  Polartec® Windbloc® - Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics block 100% of the wind and offer maximum protection from the cold and the elements. They combine the warmth of Polartec® thermal fabrics with a polyurethane barrier membrane that allows moisture vapor transmission and is completely windproof and waterproof, eliminating the need for a windbreaker or additional shell. This reduces the weight and number of layers needed to protect and insulate. These fabrics are very durable, quiet, and non-pilling, and have enhanced stretch and recovery, making them appropriate for general outerwear and accessories where weather protection is desirable. Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics are ideal when the activity level is low or intermittent, and when cold and inclement weather demands high-performance outer protection.
  Polygiene® - Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently. To do this Polygiene uses low concentrations of silver salt (silver chloride), which has antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water and soil, to safely eliminate the ability for bacteria and fungi to grow. The permanent treatment is applied at the finishing stages of textile production and odor control is possible as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric and will not wash out. Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that there is no effect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin. Polygiene is not nanosilver.
  Polytron - Eco-friendly FR topical treatment for polyester and polyester rich fabrics in furnishing, upholstery, transportation and contract applications
  Popcorn Sherpa - A boldly comfortable textured pile fabric, made from Glenoit Fabrics' sliver knitting process..The fabric is vary light-weight for it's volume. It has multi-season comfort, is easy-care, and non-shrink.
  Popper® - Developed by Sommers Plastics, Popper is the latest generation of thermochromatic (color changing) matrials. Based on liquid- crystal technology, Popper goes through three distinct color changes depending on temperature. Below 18 degrees C, the opaque top color is visible; between 18-30 degrees C (room temp.), the middle color is apparent; warmed up above 30 degrees C (by touch of hands, room or water temp.), the base color, print or peek-a-boo message becomes visible "popping" through.
  Porelle® Membranes - Porelle Membranes specialize in the development of membrane systems used by worldwide manufacturing companies, particularly in the production of garments & accessories, footwear, filtration and medical products. Porelle produce a wide variety of membranes for use in high-end markets to supply a wide variety of waterproof and breathable membranes. Our membranes are also resistant to high temperatures and are extremely durable. Anti-static and chemical splash resistant options are also available.
  PORON® Performance Cushioning - For over 40 years, PORON® Performance Cushioning has been a leading ingredient for comfort and cushioning products, from the everyday to the extreme – at home, work and play. Dependable PORON Cushioning withstands your daily wear, and offers materials with shock absorption, cushioning, custom contouring, and other benefits that can help you go longer and reduces fatigue over time. PORON Cushioning brings you long-lasting performance, comfort and fit in a range of applications from footwear to sports apparel and cushioning. Brought to you by Rogers Corporation, a global leader in innovative materials development, PORON Technology provides the very best in performance cushioning, from extreme, high-impact protection to moisture management.
  PORON® ReGen™ - Consisting of a unique combination of sustainable materials and recycled content, while maintaining excellent physical properties, PORON® ReGen™ urethane is latex and PVC free, and contains no VOC’s. The PORON® open-cell urethanes maintain their like-new softness, flexibility and shape, along with shock absorption and moisture management properties, resulting in maximum comfort. They are available in a broad range of formulations, densities, thicknesses and colors to meet a variety of application needs to the environmentally conscious outdoor equipment, gear, and apparel manufacturers and retailers.
  PORON® ReSource Performance Cushioning - A 2nd generation PORON® Performance Cushioning product manufactured with renewable and recycled materials, PORON ReSource Cushioning is an ideal material for those taking active steps towards sustainability but do not want to compromise product performance, now using 45.96% less petroleum-based polyols, over twice the amount used in the 1st generation material. PORON ReSource Cushioning is an open-cell, breathable, shock absorbing material that maintains all of the superior cushioning and performance benefits found throughout the entire line of PORON materials. All PORON materials are developed to be free of latex, PVC's (polyvinyl chloride), VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and heavy metals. PORON ReSource Performance Cushioning is manufactured using a soy-based polyol, which replaces over 45%
  PORON® Urethanes - This performance material offers resistance to abrasion, friction, tension, and stitch stress. PORON® urethanes are lightweight, smooth to the touch, and resist piping, for the greatest degree of shoe comfort, over the greatest length of time. The PORON Urethanes materials offer a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, densities and surface textures to accommodate any kind of shoe for almost any activity - from the everyday wear associated with dress shoes, to the rigorous demands placed on shoes worn during high-impact sports and exercise. End-uses include: Strap Padding, Glove Cushioning, Sports Equipment Padding, Saddles, Saddle Pads, Protective Equipment, Apparel, Seating Cushioning, Back Packs, Handle Grips for Sports Equipment
  PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection Material - This protection material is a breakthrough technology that has been tested to absorb up to 90 percent of energy when impacted at high strain rates.* The PORON XRD design difference offers a thin, flexible, and breathable alternative to traditional padding, so your customers can say good bye to uncomfortable, bulky protection. The extreme impact protection developed by the Rogers Corporation High Performance Foams Research and Development Team is ideal for use in sporting goods, outdoor industry products and other applications where protection, comfort, and consistent performance are required
  PRESS-LOK™ - This VELCRO® Brand PRESS-LOK™ system is an innovative and easy-to-use re-close system for flexible packaging, developed by Velcro USA. It is the only closure system that can be closed while blind-folded. VELCRO® Brand PRESS-LOK™ allows for precise, easy alignment that securely closes around particulates. The micro-hook feature has a thin, tight seal, an audible opening & closing, a tactile feel closure that is suitable for a wide variety of products, including powdered products.
  Prima-Tex Fabrics - Prima-Tex prints and finishes wovens, knits and specialty fabrics made from cotton, poly/cotton blends, Lycra® blends, denim, nylon, and poly/rayon blends. The company’s design staff has the capability to design a variety of print patterns including florals, ditsy prints, abstracts, plaids, stripes and a variety of conversational patterns.
  PrimaLoft® ECO - PrimaLoft ECO uses fibers made with 70% post consumer recycled materials to create a high loft, thermally efficient, earth-friendly insulation.
  PrimaLoft® ECO FOOTWEAR - PrimaLoft ECO FOOTWEAR uses fibers made with 50% post consumer recycled materials to make a thermally efficient insulation. This earth friendly product provides superior durability and fit for lasting comfort. Gram for gram, PrimaLoft ECO FOOTWEAR keeps feet warmer, wet or dry.
  PrimaLoft® INFINITY - PrimaLoft INFINITY is a fine denier high-loft continuous filament insulation engineered for maximum warmth, compressibility, and softness.
  PrimaLoft® ONE - PrimaLoft ONE is the highest performing insulation on the market for warmth, water resistance, softness and compressibility. PrimaLoft ONE is an ultra fine micro fiber insulation that is as warm, soft, and lightweight as down, and is warmer wet or dry than all other insulations.
  PrimaLoft® SPORT - PrimaLoft SPORT is a premium performance insulation engineered for superior warmth, water resistance, loft, softness and compressibility.
  PrimaLoft® The Luxury Down Alternative™ - PrimaLoft® - The Luxury Down Alternative™, is the synthetic insulation of choice for the world’s leading bedding and home manufacturers. It’s incredibly soft and lightweight, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, and machine washable and dryable for easy care. PrimaLoft was developed by Albany International Corp. under contract to the U.S. Army to mimic the properties of down while maintaining the performance aspects of a synthetic. It is a unique microfiber polyester fill that is as soft and warm as down. PrimaLoft bedding and home furnishing products can be found in fine specialty stores, department stores, and catalogs.
  PrimaLoft® YARN - PrimaLoft YARN is a knittable microfiber yarn that can be used alone or combined with other materials, such as Merino Wool or Cotton, to enhance softness and performance characteristics.
  ProModal® - This innovation from Lenzing Fibers is a fiber blend of Lenzing Modal® and Tencel® in which two fibers complement each other. The combination of these two fibers unites the softness and functionality of both fibers.
  Proof Ace® - Proof Ace®, developed by Unitika, is a ceramic microporous coating applied to nylon or cationic dyeable polyester fabric to create windproof and waterproof qualities, with moisture permeability. The coating is used for skiwear and outerwear.
  ProSpin® - ProSpin® is a patented core-spun yarn, made by Cone Mills, featuring a polyester core wrapped with a pima cotton blend (55% cotton/45% polyester (core spun)). The result is a fabric which offers the aesthetics of cotton with the performance of a synthetic. ProSpin is naturally wrinkle-resistant and over twice as strong as wrinkle free cotton fabrics with resin treatment. ProSpin is used in men's and women's casual clothing.
  PUR-DOWN™ - Developed by DOWNLITE, Pur-Down is the company's exclusive antimicrobial technology, offering a reduction of 99.7% of the microbes that can cause unwanted odors that naturally occur in down. This bluesign® chemistry is washed into the down during the sterilization process and delivers lasting freshness to the product. The Pur-down treatment has no advserse effects on down loft or cleanliness, and is completely eco-friendly.
  PyroSafe by Antex® - PyroSafe by antex®, a new line of flame resistant cotton knits, offers protective clothing manufacturers dramatic new possibilities to expand their lines of fire resistant clothing by introducing the softest, most comfortable and most durable fabrics on the market for industrial applications. Pyrosafe fabrics are currently in use by the U.S. Military.
  PyroTex® - This fiber is a modified acrylic, but not a modacrylic, and has a limiting oxygen index (LOI) of 43%. It is also acid and alkali resistant, UV resistant and solvent resistant. Most importantly, it does not melt, drip or produce toxic fumes. The fiber can be used in nonwoven applications, as well as textiles and composites, and is available as fiber in 2.5 den and 3.5 den and cut lengths between 0.8-4.0in (10-120mm). The fiber is suited for a variety of markets including: public transportation (aircraft, railway, coaches); protective apparel; interior fabrics; construction; and hot gas filtration. PyroTex® passes all requirements for Class I of the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard.
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