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INVISTA TO EXHIBIT SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR TEXTILES AND APPAREL AT ISPO MUNICH

Jan 29, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del.– INVISTA Apparel and Advanced Textiles announced today that new products featuring the company’s EcoMade Technology will be on exhibit at the upcoming ISPO, the world’s largest multi-segment trade fair focused on sports, 3-6 February 2019, Munich, Germany. COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber and THERMOLITE® EcoMade fiber and insulation are made from certified amounts of recycled resources such as plastic bottles and offer the Active/Outdoor apparel industry a more sustainable alternative to virgin fibers. EcoMade technology is a key part of the company’s all-encompassing sustainability vision, in which product sustainability is a critical component.

INVISTA EcoMade technologies at ISPO 2019

EcoMade technology gives new life to recycled resources by transforming them into fibers through a controlled process. This means less waste is going into landfills, which appeals to millennials and environmentally-conscious consumers.

EcoMade technology is available for LYCRA® T400® and LYCRA® Dual Comfort Technologies, as well as for COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® brand names, which enables INVISTA customers to capitalize on each brand’s global awareness and reputation for high quality and performance to help drive sales downstream. This makes INVISTA your one-stop shop for performance fibers that offer enhanced sustainability to the active outdoor industry:

    NEW! THERMOLITE® T-DOWN EcoMade insulation is a sustainable alternative to down feathers at a lower cost that is GRS Certified, made with recycled fibers, and offers key benefits over feather insulation. With its 500+ fill power, this insulation delivers lightweight warmth to cold weather outerwear, sleeping bags and accessories.

    NEW! LYCRA® DUAL COMFORT technology utilizes LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber to create fabrics combining outstanding stretch and cooling characteristics, ideally suited for performance tops.

    COOLMAX® EcoMade technology keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable by moving moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates.

    THERMOLITE® EcoMade technology delivers lightweight warmth to keep the wearer comfortable longer.

“INVISTA has made a significant investment to develop differentiated recycled fibers that offer the same features, benefits, and quality as their virgin polymer equivalent, but will meet consumer expectations for more environmentally responsible products,” said Huw Williams, INVISTA global segment leader – active outdoor. “EcoMade technology is available in staple and filament forms, so that almost all fabric types and textile end uses can be served. This makes them easy to adopt for performance fabrics in the active outdoor space.”

To learn more about EcoMade technologies and the benefits they offer, visit booth #C5-406 at ISPO Munich at the Messe München Exhibition Center. For more information, visit ISPO website.

COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, LYCRA® and T400® are trademarks of INVISTA.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

Contacts

INVISTA Apparel & Advanced Textiles Huw Williams Global Marketing Director Active wear, Outdoor +41 22 770 4035 Switzerland