New Bemis Associates Sewfree® Bonded Collections Provide Improved Breathability, Moisture Management and Distinctive Visual Details for Performance, Fashion and Luxury Brands

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bemis
Associates
, the design and development partner for the world’s great
technical, performance, lifestyle and luxury brands, announced the
launch of its Rapid
Reaction
and High
Visibility
Sewfree® Bonded collections to designers, innovators and
leading apparel manufacturers. The company will be showcasing the latest
additions to its Sewfree line of products at Winter
Outdoor Retailer 2016
taking place in Salt Lake City, UT January
7-10.

Bemis is dedicated to innovative Sewfree bonding solutions that
encourage customizable designs for performance, intimates and luxury
products. The new Rapid Reaction and High Visibility Sewfree collections
were developed to continue to improve Bemis’ core products and define
the company’s signature collections. Leading brands are now able to
design and construct aesthetic and functional garments with a higher
caliber of stretch, breathability and visibility.

“Bemis has a laser focus on helping designers improve their garments’
aesthetic and marginalize the limitations of cut and sew techniques
through our innovative Sewfree bonding solutions,” said Steve Howard,
Chief Executive Officer of Bemis Worldwide. “The Rapid Reaction and High
Visibility Collections enable designers to incorporate subtle details
that provide performance into almost any garment that differentiate a
brand.”

Rapid Reaction Collection

Athletes strive to enhance their performance and continuously search out
functional factors in sportswear to assist in this quest. Bemis’ Rapid
Reaction collection activates functionality within the garment by
responding to athletes’ personal body climates without limiting their
movement.

  • DriSeam, Bemis’ latest generation of Seam
    Reinforcement Tape
    (SRT), is the
    first of its kind functional performance SRT that repels water and
    wicks away moisture to keep athletes cool and dry. The SRT is made of
    DriRelease, hydrophilic fibers that are water-absorbent and blended
    with hydrophobic fibers. This combination, patented by DriRelease,
    rapidly wicks moisture away from the skin, adds breathability to a
    garment and ensures eco-friendly, long-term performance.
  • FlowFlex is a lightweight, stretchable overlay film specifically
    engineered for performance fabric. FlowFlex integrates distinctive
    perforations into the film through a proprietary process, which
    creates airflow and moisture management capabilities. The result is a
    breathable yet uniquely aesthetic technology for functionality and is
    visually stimulating. FlowFlex can be laser-cut or die cut, which
    offers endless design possibilities.

High Visibility Collection

Athleisure has inspired sportswear designers to select fabrics and trims
traditionally utilized in the fashion market. Bemis’s High Visibility
collection provides optical stimulation through unique palettes of color
and texture, an artistry trend that has become critical to the
sportswear consumer.

  • Chromaflex Film, one of the highlights of the collection, adds high
    visibility that bends and creates dynamic color shifts as a garment
    moves. Designers can make a statement with Chromaflex to create a
    killer light-diffracting accent or as a fabric contrast in details and
    trims. Designers are able to add sheen to basic materials, improve
    core products and clearly define signature garments.

For more information on tech-specs and samples from the Rapid Reaction
of High Visibility collections, visit www.bemisworldwide.com,
e-mail us at letsbond@bemisworldwide.com
or call (978) 425-6761.

About Bemis Associates

At Bemis, we partner with the world’s great technical, performance,
luxury and lifestyle brands to design, create and construct cool stuff.
Collaborating closely with designers and developers, we devise solutions
to help make their products higher performance, lower profile and better
fitting. For over a hundred years we have spanned the globe to work with
clients seeking ways to go beyond the limits, to engineer imagination.
We make your ideas happen.For more information on the company and its
innovative line of seamless construction and Sewfree bonding products,
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Contacts

Breakaway
Cait Hagaman, 617-399-0635
chagaman@breakaway.com