Questions and answers
All of our extreme performance fibers and fabrics offer a “proprietary technology” that will do multiple tasks; from being SOFT and providing your products more LOFT; being the ultimate in moving MOISTURE and keeping you COOL, protecting the fabric from UV degradation and for being the best in class for ABRASION and FRICTION thus reducing HEAT build up.
NanoGLIDE® products offer superior performance and uncompromised quality.
...Built from the inside-out
NanoGLIDE® will test and certify each product from the mill or brand. Only certain, top quality mills have been licensed to use NanoGLIDE® fiber or yarns. The NanoGLIDE® brand is supported with advertising, promotions, public relations, swing tags, point of sale materials and training to support our valued partners. The NanoGLIDE® website proudly references its brand partners.
Is this technology permanent or a finish?
NanoGLIDE® technology is permanent because it is incorporated into the yarn or fiber from the very beginning of the polyester or nylon fiber manufacturing process. The benefits of the technology will be retained or improved over the life of the garment or sock. Unlike topical finishes, or nano chemistry which are added in the dye bath during fabric finishing or in the wash cycle when socks are laundered before shipping; NanoGLIDE® will not wash off or wear out.
Are there special product care instructions for NanoGLIDE® garments or socks?
No. Wash the garment or socks as you would any other product, following the care instructions provided on the manufacturer’s care label. Fabric softeners, dryer sheets or dry cleaning will not impact the performance of NanoGLIDE®.
What are the benefits of NanoGLIDE® technology when used in apparel and socks?
There is a large demand for performance fabrics and socks that provide multiple benefits in one product. To date, these performance features have largely been obtained through finishing fabrics or washing socks with various chemical additives.
In some cases, there are multiple finishing stages which end up costing additional dollars and sacrificing hand /aesthetics/performance and time. NanoGLIDE® fiber/fabrics were developed to provide multiple attributes (Hand-Loft-Softness-Evaporative Cooling/Moister Management-UV Protection-Friction-Abrasion-Heat Management) that are permanently in the fiber and will not wash out.
Do mills need to process NanoGLIDE® technology differently?
No. Unlike other products used in the market today that must be handled in a certain way to keep the particles active throughout the finishing process; NanoGLIDE® PTFE nano particles are active and change nothing for the manufacturer. NanoGLIDE® fibers are natural or “white” in color; thus our fiber or fabrics can be easily adjusted for seasonal color changes in apparel or changes in sock colors. The PTFE nano particles will change nothing for a manufacturer beyond providing the mill extreme flexibility to be creative with the products they develop for the consumer.