Polartec Power Shield launches bio-based weather protection technology


Offer more durable, more efficient and versatile all-season solutions

Planet Earth, The Universe (October 17, 2022) – Announced today, Polartec®, a brand of Milliken™ & Company, is launching its all-new Polartec® Power Shield® bio-based fabric technology setting a new standard in long-lasting protection against weathering. The launch signifies Polartec’s continued pivot to source living matter substitutes for petroleum-based products while increasing the efficiency and performance of fabrics and materials.

Polartec Power Shield’s advanced monolithic membrane is made from a combination of plant-based, non-PFAS materials, and achieves an industry-leading combination of waterproofing, windproofing, long-lasting breathability, high durability and durability. comfortable stretch. Designed for a wide range of solutions, Polartec Power Shield is the most capable and versatile waterproof and breathable technology to date in the company’s fabric portfolio, and the latest addition to the company’s complete conversion to PFAS-free alternatives across its full range of fabrics.
“With the launch of Power Shield, we’re building on Polartec’s extensive capabilities in breathable and waterproof solutions – from expedition-grade durability to forward-thinking hand and drape – while pioneering the use of content bio to achieve these remarkable features.We are proud to launch a proprietary solution constructed from all non-PFAS polymers and plant-based building blocks that do not compete with human food sources.It is our commitment to reduce the reliance on petroleum while producing a membrane that offers better water resistance performance than we have ever brought to market,” said Polartec President Steve Layton.

“At the center of the revolutionary functionality of Polartec Power Shield is a major advancement in membrane technology. The highly durable monolithic membrane is a barrier specifically designed to be impervious to external weather, while transporting moisture vapor away from the skin. to the surface via molecular diffusion.” said Ramesh Kesh, Senior Vice President, Research, Sustainability and Textile Development at Milliken.

The end result is Polartec’s first-ever waterproof fabric to test over 20,000mm in the hydrostatic pressure test for waterproofing and a moisture vapor transmission rating of 20,000g/m2/24h for breathability. . Advancement and versatility come together with a wide range of fabrics: from soft stretch fabrics to bomb-proof wovens, low-snag and high-stretch knits. The all-new Polartec Power Shield brings a soft hand and a tough barrier to outdoor rain and snow that’s incorruptible over time.

Polartec Power Shield is now available to fabricators and fabricators around the world in six face and backing fabric variations – knit and woven – and will debut in market-ready products offering a wide range of capacities, the city at the top, starting fall 2023. For more information, visit Polartec.com and follow Polartec on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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