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Dow XLA fiber wins R&D award.

Dow XLA, an elastic fiber launched to the apparel industry in September 2002 by Dow Fiber Solutions, Midland, MI, has received R&D Magazine's 2003 R&D 100 technology award. Given to the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace during the past year, recipients are selected by independent judging panels consisting of professional consultants, university faculty and industrial researchers, as well as editors of R&D Magazine. Dow XLA is a specially-modified, cross linked, olefinic polymer based on Dow's award-winning Insite technology, Dow XLA offers freedom-of-movement to fabrics and garments and is resistant to harsh chemicals and heat. The fiber, which was recently awarded its own generic name, Lastol, has reportedly added new levels of stretch to natural, synthetic or blended fabrics.
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Title Annotation:Nonwoven News
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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