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Piave Maitex presents unique performances

Piave Maitex has presented its Again line of smart and technically advanced fabrics at this month’s Performance Days.

21st November 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Feltre/Caronno Pertusella

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear, Collections

Again line by Piave Maitex with Roica EF and Reco Nylon. © Piave Maitex

Piave Maitex, an Italian knitted fashion fabrics producer, has presented its Again line of smart and technically advanced fabrics that aims to balance performances, functionality and sustainable features, formed of highly performing jerseys, at this month’s Performance Days trade fair for functional sportswear and athleisure markets.

Three premium Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified sustainable ingredients have been involved in the production of Again: the premium stretch fibre Roica EF – part of Roica Eco-Smart family by Asahi Kasei – constructed with more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content, perPETual high-quality sustainable polyester born from a cost-effective process that reverses engineer consumer waste PET bottles and Reco Nylon yarn by Nurel from 100% pre-consumer waste revalorising the discarded nylon material, which is diverted from the waste stream during the company’s manufacturing process.

Lastly, Piave selected the Nilit Ecocare recycled nylon 6.6 with deep, uniform colour that is certified as a pre-consumer recycled fibre by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).

New developments

In addition to the key high-tech, responsible raw materials, the Italian manufacturer presented a new development characterised by sustainable water-saving printing, with the possibility to be colour-customised. Piave Maitex also showcased the unique and innovative combination of two Again articles to obtain an entirely sustainable bonded fabric with the possibility of personalized colour combinations.

“The range of functional fabrics, dyeable and transfer printable, perfectly combines creativity, innovation, real performance and sustainability all at once offering unparalleled comfort, performance, and tenacity,” the company reports.

Again line by Piave Maitex with Roica EF and Nilit Ecocare. © Piave Maitex

Again line by Piave Maitex with Roica EF and Nilit Ecocare. © Piave Maitex

Lastly, two brand-new developments were presented: a mesh combining transparency and performance features, made with Reco Nylon yarn by Nurel and Roica EF premium stretch yarn, and a high gauge microfibre with nice handfeel, fine compression and sustainable credentials, made with Nilit Ecocare and Roica EF.

Innovative approach

“The innovative approach of Piave Maitex allowed not only to become world-renowned as best-performing company, but also to obtain many important recognitions. In fact, it was among the first textiles manufacturers in Europe to get the certification of the quality system for the production and design of elastic fabrics according to the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard in 1996,” the manufacturer reports.

“Later on, Piave Maitex obtained the Trust in the textile the Oeko-Tex label – global synonym for responsible textiles manufacture, a concrete guidance for an increasing number of consumers, who are becoming more and more sensitive to health and the environment and interested in get assurance over the quality of the products they are buying.”

“Quality throughout the design and production process is not only a working method, it is a driver for Piave Maitex that today is one of the major European producers for elastic, underwear and sportswear fabrics. The unique line has been enriched to cover a wider offer always staying true their DNA that include quality, performance and innovation among the most important features.”

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