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Active yarn range on display at Performance Days Munich by Safil

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-11-04 17:00:00 – Munich

At the Performance Days Munich to be held on 4-5th November, Safil a Biella, Italy based worsted spinning company to display its new Activeyarn range for outdoor apparel, which features the company’s own exclusive blends.

The active yarn range includes innovative blends of wool and technical fibres for jersey, flat and seamless knitting, to produce fabrics with enhanced performance in terms of moisture wicking, body temperature regulation, breathability and UV protection.

Versatile yarns produced with X-COMPACT or traditional technology, have been designed for a broad application in textile articles.

Safil is the first worsted spinning company to use X-COMPACT technology. Compared with traditional yarns, compact yarns are said to guarantee low levels of pilling and hairiness, whilst greater evenness properties are able to satisfy the demand for a higher level of performance from natural fibres.

The Merino line features Safiella, the yarn that has become a symbol of the company for its quality-price ratio and the richness of its colours. Among the new developments in Merino Blend is Eiger, an intimate blend of 50% mercerised wool and 50% polypropylene, a low specific weight fibre that does not absorb moisture.

Chamonix Core-Spun is a high tenacity total easy care wool yarn with a nylon filament core. The distinctive nature of Merino Cotton features in Nature, Grosso, Monterey and Mambo yarns – different percentage wool-cotton intimate blends, produced with an exclusive Safil technology that combines the long fibres of wool with the shorter, very fine ones of cotton.

The Merino Silk yarns include refined technical options that blend the wool base with 15-30% silk, a resilient, comfortable fibre with a sheen that is delicate on the skin, the company reports.

The exhibited range also includes a group of yarns that are said to guarantee a high degree of comfort in all situations. These include Cool-Wool, 80% merino and 20% Coolmax, and Promax, 80% Coolmax and 20% Polypropylene.

These yarn blends are said to offer moisture wicking and body temperature regulating properties that make them ideal for quick drying, wash and wear clothing with a soft, comfortable touch.

The company has an annual production of over 7,000 tons of yarn, it has two factories, one at Plovdiv, Bulgaria where spinning takes place and at Gaglianico, Biella where cone dyeing and rewinding goes on.

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