INVISTA Introduces THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade Insulation at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

A sustainable alternative to down feathers, THERMOLITE® T-Down
EcoMade Insulation is GRS Certified, engineered with 100% recycled fiber
and offers key benefits over feather insulation

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INVISTA, owner of the THERMOLITE® brand, announced today that synthetic
insulation manufacturers Shinih Enterprise Co. Ltd. of Taiwan, and
Mainland China based Ziran Non-Woven Co. Ltd. will be exhibiting the
first commercially available THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade insulation at
the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show in Denver, Colorado. With its 500+ fill
power, this insulation delivers lightweight warmth to cold weather
outerwear, sleeping bags and accessories.

THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade insulation delivers the look and performance
of down while offering brands, retailers and consumers a sustainable
alternative at a lower cost. This latest EcoMade product, which has
earned Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certification, is a synthetic down
replacement made from 100% recycled fiber that has been transformed into
high-performance insulation.

“Today’s outdoor enthusiasts want outerwear that offers the latest
technologies to help them stay warm, dry and comfortable longer, but
they are also seeking out products made with sustainable materials,”
said Joyce Chien, chief executive officer of Shinih Enterprise Co. Ltd.
“This movement to create environmentally responsible apparel in the
active outdoor segment continues to grow and we’re very excited to work
with INVISTA to bring this innovation to market.”

This newest generation of down replacement fiber, from an industry
leader in sustainable insulation technologies, THERMOLITE® T-Down
EcoMade insulation offers several key benefits over down feather
insulation. THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade insulation dries faster, has
better moisture resistance, higher compressibility with rapid recovery
power, higher loft and CLO value when damp or wet. THERMOLITE® T-Down
EcoMade insulation is breathable, offers excellent wash durability and
soft hand.

“The power of THERMOLITE® brand and its track record for sustainable
innovation made the decision to develop THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade
Insulation an easy one — as well as enhancing our company image and
creating an opportunity to offer our customers a variety of exceptional
sustainable insulation solutions,” said Shanghai Shi, General Manager of
Ziran Non-Woven Co. Ltd. “We expect this development to significantly
increase our global market share.”

“As a global leader in sustainable innovations, we developed THERMOLITE®
T-Down EcoMade insulation to meet consumer expectations for
environmentally responsible, high-performance outdoor gear for a variety
of cold weather activities,” said Huw Williams, INVISTA global segment
director, active and outdoor. “Our latest THERMOLITE® EcoMade insulation
will enable licensees and brands to differentiate their products and
capitalize on the THERMOLITE® brand’s high global consumer recognition
and reputation for high-quality products to help drive sales.”

The THERMOLITE® brand has more than 30 years’ experience driving
innovation in the warming space, adding value and lasting performance to
its customers’ collections. Launched in 2010 in response to the textile
industry’s global effort to develop more sustainable products, the
EcoMade platform is marketed under the LYCRA®, COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE®
brand names.

To learn more about THERMOLITE® T-Down EcoMade insulation, contact your
INVISTA marketing manager or visit the Ziran booth (52091-UL) and Shinih
booth (52068-UL) at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, which takes
place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from
November 8-11, 2018. For show information, visit outdoorretailer.com.

About INVISTA

INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical
intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged
technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce
clothing, carpet, air bags and countless other everyday products.
Headquartered in the U.S., INVISTA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch
Industries, Inc. For more information, visit INVISTA.com.

About Shinih

With more than 50 years of experience, Shinih is one of the leading
synthetic insulation manufacturers in the world. We have a global
presence with more than 20 manufacturing sites worldwide – in China,
Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia and the United States.
These 20 manufacturing sites and 24 offices worldwide provide the best
flexibility in services and in products. With constant reinvestment in
research and development, Shinih continues to lead the industry with
innovative products and services.

About Ziran

Ziran was founded in 1999. It is one of the leading manufacturers for
synthetic insulation in mainland China. All the products are Bluesign®
approved; Ziran’s factories are GRS certificated also. Ziran owns its
R&D team, internal test lab and systematic quality control. Constant
innovation and high-quality service are Ziran’s business philosophy.

COOLMAX®, LYCRA® and THERMOLITE® are trademarks of INVISTA.

Contacts

INVISTA
Kristin Altimari, +1-316-828-1057
Kristin.Altimari@LYCRA.com

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