The textile industry’s lack of pilling technology that performs to consumer needs has always been a problem up to now. Pilltec anti-pilling technology from Sciessent makes open-end-yarn fabrics less prone to pilling by reducing friction and holding these shorter fibers together. Together with the company’s new website featuring a rebranding of each technology’s logo within the overall Sciessent umbrella of products, Pilltec is the newest addition to the product portfolio.
Not only is Pilltec environmentally friendly and safe for the skin, but it also cuts down on manufacturing costs associated with using ring-spun yarns. The technology from Sciessent, Beverly, MA/USA a leader in antimicrobial, anti-odour, and water repellent technologies, can be used in conjunction with other technologies in the portfolio to provide multi-functional benefits.
Early Pilltec trials completed with current customers show that it significantly minimizes pilling in fabrics made with open-end yarns. The technology, applied at the finishing stage, forms a soft matrix around the fiber bundle, providing greater stability and resistance to abrasion by holding these shorter fibers together.
Sciessent’s Agion, Lava X2, Agion Active X2, and Pilltec products are all bluesign approved and listed on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation ZDHC Gateway, complying with ZDHC Level 3 requirements.