TRIWITEX® | State-of-the-art and patented
A specially developed spinning method
TRIWITEX® is based on a core yarn technology. This technology harnesses the benefits of wool and other natural and synthetic fibres to develop durable, long-lasting and functional yarns for various applications. Compared to conventional spinning methods, each TRIWITEX® yarn ensures improved strength, high abrasion resistance and virtually no pilling.
Conventional fibre yarns are spun around a robust filament. The TRIWITEX® covering method adopts a truly innovative approach. Previously used as the core, the filament is spun around the fibre and is now on the outside. As the new core, the fibre is then located on the inside and is therefore ideally protected.
A TRIWITEX® yarn with wool core and synthetic fibre filament exclusively preserves the positive properties of wool, while eliminating the negative aspects. This is made possible by the synthetic fibre filament, which binds the protruding wool fibres in the yarn and at the same time improves its abrasion resistance and tensile strength compared to pure wool yarn. Among the most striking effects is the greater durability of the TRIWITEX® yarn.
This is most evident in the susceptibility of textile surfaces to pilling. A fabric made of TRIWITEX® satisfies the strictest requirements here. The results of the pilling test (DIN EN ISO 12945-2), as shown in the comparison above, indicate that TRIWITEX® scores the top mark of 5.
A comparable fabric (industry standard) achieves only 3 under identical conditions. Qualified personnel use a standardised visual inspection to award marks on the test scale of 0–5.
Martindale abrasion test
The Martindale test is a method to determine the abrasion resistance of textile surfaces. A high abrasion cycle value indicates good durability.
The method simulates natural wear acting on a fabric by applying a prescribed weight load and then rubbing a sample of the test material against a standardised test fabric. The number of abrasion cycles (standard unit of measurement) are counted until a hole forms in the surface. In principle, Materials with a higher value are more durable.
A targeted mix of fibres and filaments is not enough to achieve the increased useful life and abrasion resistance. What’s more, the clever positioning of the filament within the yarn composite has a significant influence quality of the TRIWITEX®.
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Areas of application
A yarn for every use case
TRIWITEX® yarns are extraordinarily versatile and are therefore compatible with a broad variety of industries and uses. The highly individual requirements and scenarios of each sector are no problem for TRIWITEX®. After all, the flexible combination of materials means that our development department can help to satisfy even unusual requirements that were beyond the reach of conventional spinning methods.
For instance, wearing comfort can be maintained and even improved compared to pure wool, despite the technical components in the yarn. With TRIWITEX® technology, lower grammage is achieved with the same durability, as finer yarns can be used due to the greater strength.
Besides the technology’s added performance, a TRIWITEX® yarn also preserves its pleasant textile feel. The spun fibres create this “textile feel”, both in conventional and TRIWITEX® yarns. This is a decisive advantage compared to pure filaments, as it is usually impossible to mix materials into the yarn, which means that the textile feel is missing.
With our large portfolio of functional yarns, we are able to meet the highest technical demands of our customers and comply with safety standards and guidelines.
In the area of mobility, our yarns are used to make woven and knitted fabrics for all kinds of vehicles. They offer a wide range of application options as seat covers in aeroplanes, buses, trains and in the automotive sector.
Our long-standing expertise in the area of corporate and professional apparel combines the high requirements of textile durability and comfort with fashionable appeal. Our yarns are designed specifically for these purposes and are therefore suitable for authorities, transport companies, the police and similar segments.
Textile products made of TRIWITEX® yarn can also replace conventional fabrics in industrial settings. Yarns can be designed specifically to meet requirements, thanks to the variable selection of core and sheath materials.
Materials used in interior design especially need to preserve their great look for a long time. We can accommodate this requirement with our TRIWITEX® technology. It improves abrasion resistance and resilience to ensure long-lasting use. TRIWITEX® is therefore ideal for public buildings and hotels, although it is excellent for use in private homes as well.
TRIWITEX® is suitable for sustainable production thanks to the demonstrable durability of the yarns. The variable use of environmentally friendly resources is an another beneficial factor for the fashion industry.
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