Active Wear

Madaline® meets active garment requirements for being a barrier against wind and rain, breathable, having good thermal insulation and being washable. It provides protection against the penetration of wind while maintaining body temperature. It is abrasion resistant with a smooth and silky surface. Additionally, Madaline blocks moisture and odor causing bacteria from lodging in the fabric thereby keeping the garment fresh and clean. Madaline® is an excellent fit for sportswear and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, etc.

 

Sportswear, mostly in the form of garments, accounts for more than 80% of the global market for breathable waterproof fabrics.


Technical Features

BreathableBreathableMicro-channels are created inside Madaline® during the hydro-entanglement of very fine microfilaments. These micro-channels make Madaline® permeable, allowing air and vapor to flow through these micro-channels. While the surface area presented by the very thin microfilaments acts as a barrier to trap particles and liquids, the micro-channel paths allow the fabric to breath.Moisture Management and Fast DryingMoisture Management and Fast DryingUntreated Madaline® absorbs 200% of its own weight in water and, with hydrophilic treatment, absorbency can increase to 500%. This is much greater than the 70% absorbency of traditional textiles.Multi-Directional Tensile StrengthMulti-Directional Tensile StrengthMadaline®, as a light weight fabric, has strong multidirectional tensile and tear strength. Additionally, Madaline® poses multidimensional stability due to its endless microfilaments which when entangled consolidate to form a uniformly stable fabric. These attributes make Madaline® an excellent material for the production of home furnishings, uniforms, outdoor active wear, vehicle interiors, etc.Lint-Free and Low PillingLint-Free and Low PillingMadaline® is lint-free and low pilling due to its microfilaments which have no ends protruding from the fabric. Madaline® does not release fluff from friction during cleaning, when washing and rubbing experienced as packaging material. Being lint-free also mitigates the build-up of electrostatic charge which can damage electronic equipment and parts.WashableWashableMadaline® is suitable for washing at temperatures up to 95oC with no degradation to the fabric’s shape, stitching and texture.Resistance to Abrasion Resistance to AbrasionCompared to traditional woven and knit textiles, Madaline® is durable to abrasion and therefore low-pilling. The high strength nylon component of Madaline® mitigates filaments from snapping under abrasive friction and breaking free onto the surface.Wind BarrierWind BarrierMadaline® has a dense web of intricately entangled very fine microfilaments therefore wind cannot penetrate through the fabric.Good Thermal InsulationGood Thermal InsulationHeat energy does not migrate efficiently through Madaline® therefore the fabric, although breathable, it has good thermal insulation capability.Cost EffectiveCost EffectiveMadaline is multi-washable but retains its construction, performance and shape over a long lifetime. Treatments such as easy soil release during washing lowers detergent cost and especially, its inherent characteristic to dry quickly reduces energy consumption and saves time.Environmentally FriendlyEnvironmentally FriendlyThe Madaline® production process is environmentally friendly, using recycled water, has negligible C02 emissions, and uses less energy than traditional textiles. Madaline® is performance oriented therefore less fabric is needed to achieve similar performance compared to traditional textiles.

Madaline® fills the gap in textiles with a high performance, multi-use and smart fabric that has reduced environmental impact.