Leading global textile manufacturer, Carrington Textiles is to make its triumphant return to A+A, marking its first appearance since 2019. Sharing the exhibition space with sister company, Melchior Textil, the highlight of the manufacturer’s comeback is a captivating display of new fabrics, with an astounding 80% offering exceptional stretch properties, and free tickets to experience the new products firsthand.
Sustainable Fibres Take Centre Stage
Carrington Textiles is set to dazzle visitors with an immersive showcase of sustainable fibres in their stand’s “What’s New” interactive zone, exemplifying their commitment to eco-friendly textiles. The Balance Range, known for its sustainability, will be the focal point of this exhibition. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore a diverse array of fibres, including TENCEL™, REPREVE® recycled polyester, Better Cotton, and organic cotton, among others. This exhibition aims to provide a firsthand look at the components seamlessly integrated into Carrington Textiles’ fabrics, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable products.
Additionally, after being recognised in North America for being the first workwear textile manufacturer to incorporate biodegradable polyester fibres into its products, Carrington Textiles is also exhibiting CiCLO® fibres during the event.
Following the company’s announcement of providing customers with the count of plastic bottles used to produce fabrics like their Delamere 195, Carrington Textiles has set up a dedicated area in this zone where visitors can enjoy an interactive display of the concept.
Unveiling Traceability with FibreTrace® Technology
In a live demonstration, Carrington Textiles will showcase the revolutionary FibreTrace®technology, which offers textile fibre verification, traceability, and transparency. This groundbreaking technology provides a comprehensive view of their recycled polyester supply chain, ensuring that every step is environmentally responsible.
Performance Meets Sustainability and Comfort
With an impressive 80% of their new products featuring stretch properties and at least 50% incorporating sustainable fibres, Carrington Textiles is introducing Tahoe, Lugano, and Meteor as part of their stretch Workwear Range, while Flametougher 290AS Flex and Flameflex 300AS are the latest additions to the company’s stretch FR developments. Additionally, Flameshield Satin 425 was created with outstanding welding protection properties, Flameban 240 has been enhanced to continue offering excellent flame retardancy, while Flametuff Satin 250AS has an improved weave for appearance and comfort.
Introducing Tahoe: High-Stretch Excellence
The new Tahoe fabric, designed for shirts and workwear applications, boasts a remarkable 20% stretch, thanks to the inclusion of 4% EOL fibres by XLANCE®. With a weight of 152gsm, Tahoe comprises 33.5% polyester, 29% recycled polyester, and 33.5% cotton, aligning with the Better Cotton initiative.
Lugano: Sustainability Meets Mobility
Lugano, the company’s sustainable alternative to Levico, is tailored for trousers and jackets in highly mobile environments. Weighing in at 210gsm, Lugano offers 2-way stretch, made possible by the incorporation of 32% LYCRA® T400® EcoMade Elastomultiester, a fibre that provides this textile with a durable stretch that withstands the rigors of repeated industrial laundering and maintains consistency of fit, aesthetic and performance over time. Lugano also contains 68% recycled polyester for enhanced durability, while meeting the moisture management and breathability requirements of COOLMAX® branding.
The LYCRA Company’s Virginie Bonnafous adds: “A unique bi-component fibre, LYCRA® T400® EcoMade is made in part from renewable plant-based materials and recycled PET bottles. Sustainably designed, the fibre’s stretch and cooling performances are also permanent and do not wash off. Being a spandex-free polyester polymer fibre, the fibre allows Lugano to be a high tenacity and abrasion resistant fabric compatible with conventional polyester recycling processes.”
Meteor: Heavy-Duty Performance
Meteor, the heaviest fabric in Carrington Textiles’ new workwear range at 258gsm, finds applications across various sectors, including railways, thanks to its certified hi-vis orange colour availability. Comprising 62% recycled polyester, 17% polyester, and 21% cotton, Meteor offers an ideal blend of comfort, durability, and performance.
Stretching the Flame Retardant Range
Flametougher 290AS Flex and Flameflex 300AS represent the latest additions to Carrington Textiles’ flame retardant offerings. These fabrics are engineered for comfort and safety, featuring EOL fibres for added flexibility.
Flametougher 290AS Flex, with a weight of 290gsm, is a robust and easy-to-wear flame retardant fabric suitable for workers in refineries, electric vehicle manufacturing, and other high-risk industries. It boasts global accreditations, including NFPA 2112 and EN ISO 11612, and certifications for chemical splash, electric arc, and antistatic properties.
Collaborating with CORDURA® to develop this product, Carrington Textiles has incorporated 19.5% of CORDURA® nylon 6,6 to ensure certified strength, along with 78% cotton for comfort, 2% EOL for elasticity, and 0.5% negastat.
Flameflex 300AS combines full certification for flame retardancy with the comfort and durability of a stretch product. Weighing in at 300gsm, this fabric incorporates 2% EOL fibres, along with a blend of 83% cotton, 14% polyester and 1% antistatic.
Groundbreaking Innovation for Welders
Carrington Textiles introduces Flameshield Satin 425, a first-of-its-kind flame retardant product in its offering. With a weight of 425gsm and a composition of 100% cotton, this fabric achieves an impressive class 2 rating for welding protection. It shields welders against sparks, flames, splatter, molten metal, and radiant heat while providing the comfort of cotton and heavyweight durability, all with a distinguished satin weave.
Inherent FR Excellence: Flameban 240 Relaunch
During A+A, Carrington Textiles takes the opportunity to relaunch its Flameban 240fabric part of their inherent FR range. This outstanding product combines safety, strength and durability, with a range of colours ideal for workwear applications in a variety of sectors. At a weight of 240gsm, Flameban 240 incorporates 56% modacrylic for inherent flame retardancy, 43% cotton for wearer comfort and 1% antistatic protection. This relaunch represents the start of several inherent products the textile manufacturer is bringing to market later in the year.
FR protection, strength and wearer comfort
Flametuff Satin 250AS it’s a 250gsm fabric that incorporates high tenacity nylon into the blend, which greatly increases abrasion resistance and tear strength, whilst retaining the essential comfort properties of cotton. With a composition of 85% cotton, 14% nylon and 1% antistatic, this fabric offers a 4/1 satin weave for a smooth and soft feel against the skin.
Expanding the Balance Range Colour Palette
Carrington Textiles is expanding the colour range of its Balance Range of sustainable fabrics. This includes new colours for the Delamere family, Hawksbill, and Coolcel 200 Plus, among others. These additions reflect Carrington Textiles’ commitment to not only sustainability but also aesthetics and versatility.
Apply for a Free Ticket to Explore the Future of Textiles
To provide customers and prospects with a firsthand experience of their sustainable fibre showcase and innovative fabrics, Carrington Textiles is offering complimentary tickets to visit their stand at A+A in Messe Düsseldorf. The event takes place from the 24th to the 27th of October in Hall 16, Stand E42. Interested attendees are required to register via carrington.co.uk/aplusa-2023.Registrations close on Friday, 6th October, or when free tickets run out.