Award Winning New Performance Stretch Fabric Designed For Personal Protection Applications Uses Familiar Hook And Loop Closures

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Personal protection applications demanding stretch fabric that is strong, soft and can integrate with familiar hook and loop closures are a perfect fit with Fasten-Air™ from Darlington Fabrics. Fasten-Air™ is a family of warp knit fabrics that are machine washable and available in custom colors.

Personal Protective Equipment Vests Body Armor Knee Pads Gloves


Further comfort can be achieved by incorporating Naturexx™, which wicks moisture away from the body and Odorexx™, for long lasting anti-odor freshness

Fasten-Air™ is a family of fabrics that stretch for comfort and function. Perfect for personal protection applications, these fabrics utilize familiar hook and loop closures. Fasten-Air™ is an innovation of Darlington Fabrics.

Steve Perry, Darlington’s Senior Vice President notes, “Fasten-Air™ is a strong yet soft warp knit fabric and is available in a variety of weights based on your particular application. This unbroken loop (UBL) fabric comes in seven styles with different levels of stretch, weight and compression. We have seen that Fasten-Air™ is unique because of its stretch-comfort and function. The product achieves excellent hook attachment using bestselling brands of hook tape."

Fasten-Air™ fabrics are made with 9% to 20% spandex and blended with nylon for strength and durability. Finished weights of 6.5 oz. /square yard to 9.8 oz. /square yard add to the versatility of the Fasten-Air™ fabrics, which have been incorporated into body armor, knee pads, and gloves. The 4-way stretch loop fastener adds flexibility and adjustability, features required for a comfortable fit and high performance product.

Mindy Earleywine, also of Darlington reports that, “In addition to its durability and stretch, further comfort can be achieved by incorporating Naturexx™, which wicks moisture away from the body. Odorexx™, for long lasting anti-odor freshness also works well with this fabric.”

Darlington's Fasten-Air™ fabric collection is available in custom colors. Ms. Earleywine also tells us, “Sample yardage is available in a variety of colors for prototypes and product testing.” All of the fabrics are machine washable.

Fasten-Air™ received a Top Ten Award for Textile Innovations from FabrickLink in 2012.

About Darlington Fabrics

Darlington Fabrics is a division of The Moore Company, founded in 1909 and still focused on innovation. Sister divisions include The George C, Moore Company, Fulflex, Moeller Marine, Moeller Plastics, and AMER-SIL.

The Moore Company manufactures products in the United States. International manufacturing facilities complement domestic capabilities while serving regional markets around the globe.

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