• Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) Highlights SORBTEK® Staple

    For Release: 10/14/2014


    Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) continues to evolve its array of premium value-added (PVA) product offerings with the Company’s latest development, SORBTEK® staple fiber, which provides permanent moisture management through a proprietary Catch, Move, Release™ technology.

    The SORBTEK technology works by absorbing moisture, moving it away from the skin, and releasing it for quick evaporation, and it is incorporated into the staple fiber, making its moisture-management properties permanent. This allows the wearer of garments made with SORBTEK staple to remain cool, dry and comfortable. In addition to moisture management, SORBTEK staple fiber provides inherent soil release properties to protect against everyday soils, such as sweat and grass. Other benefits of garments made with yarn spun with SORBTEK staple include soft drape, enhanced color retention and wrinkle resistance, making it easier to create garments with the comfort of cotton in conjunction with the functional advantages of polyester.

    “SORBTEK staple is an important part of UTSC’s commitment to providing customers with multiple options for value-added products,” said Ed Wickes, president of UTSC. “Most staple offerings focus on just the hand, but SORBTEK staple combines a cotton-like touch with moisture management and soil release properties.”

    SORBTEK staple can be used in a variety of knit and woven apparel products including t-shirts, pants, jackets, polo shirts, sweaters and socks. It is also available for use in heather colors. Initial programs being launched with SORBTEK staple include Meng Na out of China, among others.

    To learn more about SORBTEK staple and other products offered by UTSC, visit booth W3F02/G03 at the autumn 2014 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show, Oct. 20-23.

    About Unifi: Unifi, Inc. is a multi-national manufacturing company that produces and sells textured and other processed yarns designed to meet customer specifications, and premier value-added (“PVA”) yarns with enhanced performance characteristics. Unifi maintains one of the textile industry’s most comprehensive polyester and nylon product offerings. Unifi enhances demand for its products, and helps others in creating a more effective textile industry supply chain, through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. In addition to its flagship REPREVE® products – a family of eco-friendly yarns made from recycled materials – key Unifi brands include: SORBTEK®, REFLEXX®, AIO® – all-in-one performance yarns, SATURA®, AUGUSTA®, A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV and MICROVISTA®. Unifi's yarns are readily found in the products of major brands in the apparel, hosiery, automotive, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com; to learn more about REPREVE®, visit www.REPREVE.com.
  • Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIO® - all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK®, A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE®, REFLEXX®, MICROVISTA® and SATURA®. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com, or to learn more about REPREVE®, visit www.repreve.com.

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