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Monday, July 13, 2015

Pertex Waterproof Fabric

Waterproof fabrics are growing in popularity as outdoor sports continue to thrive around the world.  Several performance fabric manufacturers have been leading the textile industries desire to improve the usability and performance of fabrics.  As consumers and the industry require new fabrications the textile mills have been stepping up to meet the demand.  One such company that has been achieving grand milestones is Pertex.

The concept of the fabric that became Pertex was an idea of Hamish Hamilton, who some 30 years ago discovered that moisture would move along the microscopic capillaries within a woven fabric, spreading over a larger surface where it quickly dried.

Hamish brought his idea to Perseverance Mills Ltd, a Lancashire textile manufacturer specializing in very lightweight, tightly woven synthetic fabrics used in dot matrix printers for the rapidly growing data processing industry.

The Pertex brand was born and, with it, garments such as the Buffalo Double-P system that was the forerunner to what we now know as ‘soft-shell’. Hamish claimed that the (Double-P) Pertex / pile system would protect against 1/2” / hr rain fall and up to 50 mph winds.

It was in the mid 1980’s that Rab Carrington began to use Pertex for the shell of his down clothing and sleeping bags, replacing the much heavier fabrics that were used at the time. The company soon discovered that Pertex was not only lighter, but it dried more quickly, was softer, allowing the down to loft to its maximum and was comfortable against the skin. It was these attributes that led Pertex to become the recognized leader in high performance fabric technology.

Their heritage of staying true to their British roots for over thirty years has led them on a path of continuous innovation to deliver the best end-use focused fabrics in the business.  It is because of this dedication to innovation and excellence that the Pertex brand is now partnered with the most prestigious brands in the outdoor industry.

Here are a few examples of what this fabric manufacturer has to offer:

Pertex Shield represents a fusion of technically advanced face fabrics with a breathable microporous waterproof coating.  With the focus on durability, Pertex Shield combines wind and water protection with excellent comfort, by reducing condensation build-up within the garment.  Water proof – 10,000 mm.  Breathability (MVTR) – 7,000g (A1) The values for breathability (MVTR) are shown as an indication of the technology and are largely dependent on the construction and fabrics used.

Quantum GL is possibly the most advanced fabric they have ever made so far.  It is the natural evolution of their award winning Pertex Quantum fabric. Precisely woven using incredibly fine 10 denier or less yarns, these nanolight at less than 25 g/m2 (0.75 oz/yd2).

Equilibrium is lightweight and soft which allows full freedom of movement and yet is strong and robust, making it suitable for rigorous use.  It has a comparable low weight and packing volume.

Find out more details about fabrics mentioned above and other options from their website at http://www.pertex.com/

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Learn about performance fabrics here on Apparel Search in our fashion industry terms section.

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