Home    Resource Store    Past Issues    Buyers' Guide    Career Center    Subscriptions    Advertising    E-Newsletter    Contact

Textile World Photo Galleries
September/October 2015 Sept/Oct 2015

View Issue  |

Subscribe Now  |


Textiles - A Circular Life
10/05/2015 - 10/10/2015

Cashmere World Forum 2015
10/07/2015 - 10/09/2015

The Development of Textile & Apparel Inudstry Under The Regional Economic Integration Seminar
10/20/2015 - 10/20/2015

- more events -

- submit your event -

Printer Friendly
Full Site
Fiber World

Dow Offers First Chlorine Proof Fiber

Dow Fiber Solutions, Midland, Mich., has introduced DOW XLA CP™, the first-ever inherently Chlorine Proof™ stretch fiber.

It is the first olefin-based elastic fiber that is naturally resistant to harsh chemicals, high heat and ultraviolet light — properties that make it suitable for competitive and recreational swimwear.

The fiber survived chlorine exposure after 1,000-plus hours of testing at 3.5 parts per million of chlorine at room temperature.

“[W]ith the large and expanding number of recreational and competitive swimmers in the United States and Europe, there is a growing demand for superior performance in swimwear fiber,” said Brad Miller, commercial director, Dow Fiber Solutions. “The performance benefits of Dow XLA CP fiber far exceed those of its competitors, which is why Dow XLA CP fiber’s role in the swimwear category is so important.”

November/December 2005