Italian spinner Marchi & Fildi has expanded its portfolio with a new range of reflective, metalloplastic yarns from its Gleaming collection for use by both circular and flat knitters as well as hosiery manufacturers. Branded as Reflex, the new collection is a range of coloured, reflective yarns for technical, safety and stretch applications.
In addition to uses in the fashion and furnishings sectors, for fancy yarns, decoration and accessories, an important application for the Gleaming collection is in the sector of technical clothing with high-visibility features.
This new range of reflective yarns, used for the production of fabrics and tapes, is able to reflect the light and ensure good visibility for people wearing them in low-light situations. It has now been augmented by new colour shades in addition to the traditional greys.
The innovative reflective yarns in white, black, and light and dark multicolours offer new possibilities for tapes, external labels and accessories; technical fabrics for work clothing with specific safety standards; uniforms, sports clothing and accessories; and even hosiery, gloves, bibs and hats for night use, for winter clothing and for northern markets.
The latest addition to the range, with important new functionality, is the Reflex stretch yarn, which, apart from in the sectors described above, also finds application in flat bed or circular knitting and sewing. Its particular composition makes it softer and more versatile in comparison to traditional reflectives.
“The Gleaming line, composed of articles which are mostly available in stock service, represents a completion of the range of yarns produced by the Marchi & Fildi Group,” the company says. “The Gleaming yarns are available in various thicknesses, widths and types in both metallised and transparent versions, and iridescent, reflective and phosphorescent effects. The offer also includes articles with particular features of resistance to chemical and dyeing treatments.”
Amongst the most recent innovations is the line of metalloplastic yarns in 100% polyester obtained from post-consumer recycling with GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certification.