Supreme Corporation Receives Top Award in Innovation with VOLT Smart Yarns

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Supreme Corporation and VOLT Smart Yarns Announced as Winner of the Industrial Fabric Association International’s Show Stopper Competition

Supreme Corporation and VOLT Smart Yarns received the Show Stopper award for innovative excellence at the 2017 Industrial Fabric Association International (“IFAI”) Conference held September 26-29, 2017, in New Orleans. Supreme Corporation took first place in the Fabrics, Fibers & Films category for showcasing the VOLT Smart Yarns capabilities as a leader of high-tech, innovative textiles.

“We are incredibly pleased to be chosen as a winner of the Show Stopper award,” said Matt Kolmes, CEO of Supreme Corporation. “This award reflects a great deal of hard work as we strive to deliver high quality products that further push the envelope on what is possible in smart fabrics and yarns.”

In its sixth year, the IFAI’s Show Stopper competition recognizes the “best of the best” leaders in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals, to service and end products. Exhibitors at the IFAI Expo submitted entries of new and revolutionary products/services that were displayed on the show floor, and judged by a committee of industry experts. Supreme Corporation partnered with Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (“PPS”), to exhibit a cutting-edge smart protective vest, SmartVest, that utilizes VOLT Smart Yarns to transmit information wirelessly, in real-time.

“Exhibiting at IFAI and sponsoring the Smart Fabrics Workshop was a great experience to showcase the tremendous growth we are achieving in Smart Textiles,” said Kolmes. “The energy on the showroom floor, watching the kits get assembled into working prototypes and witnessing the level of innovation among our competitors was exciting.”

Recently introduced under the Supreme Corporation portfolio of innovative products, VOLT Smart Yarns performs with high levels of conductivity that had not previously been achieved. When woven into fabric, VOLT Smart Yarns is transforming the smart clothing industry as the only yarn capable of sending power and signals, further enhancing the capabilities of its wearers.

About Supreme Corporation
A leader in textiles, fiber and safety apparel technology, Supreme Corporation manufactures innovative specialty yarns and safety apparel. The privately-held, Hickory, NC-based company has held 185 patents in 60 countries and currently has 60 active patents in high-tech yarns and fabrics, with another 15 patents pending.

VOLT Smart Yarns is a new division of Supreme Corporation. Using exclusive and patented processes, Supreme engineers are able to create revolutionary highly-conductive custom Volt Smart Yarns with specific levels of conductivity, resistance, and strength. These Volt Smart Yarns harness the power of highly conductive copper wires to deliver yarns and sewing threads that are poised to change the world and what is possible in Smart Textiles.

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