Textiles Take Manhattan

Walzer, Emily
November 2005
SGB;Nov2005, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p52
Trade Publication
This article reports on the launch of the Dow XLA specialty fabric from Dow, as of November 2005. According to the company, Dow XLA is designed to fill a need where traditional spandex falls short. Additionally, Dow XLA is chemical-resistant, making the fabric well-suited for use with modern finishes such as wrinkle and stain resistance. INSET: PERFORMANCE BY DESIGN.


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