This category shows fabrics used for the outer layer of the functional garment system. 2.5layer are fabrics consisting of an outer fabric plus a lamination or coating plus a print or flock. 3layer fabrics are constructions of a lamination/coating between two fabrics. Both 2.5- and 3layers are tapeable, waterproof, and breathable. These highly functional fabrics are used for jackets or pants.

2.5 & 3Layer - April 2020

With the functional 2.5 & 3layer materials, nothing works without recycled materials! So, these highly functional laminates are either made of mono-components, i.e. 100% recycled polyester or polyamide - and even with recycled membrane - or they come from blended qualities to combine the advantages of polyester and polyamide in one laminate. There are also some polyamide materials from vegetable sources, such as the castor bean. This biomass is easy to obtain and does not compete with agricultural crops because the castor plant grows even in very poor soils. In addition to the sustainable properties, the fabrics are functional, light, often elastic, and offer very good performance in terms of water column and breathability. One laminate with an outer fabric made of organic cotton and wax-based DWR is particularly natural and sustainable.

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Singtex

Taiwan Functional Textiles

Seojin

e.dye

Solis

Dry-tex

P&E Textile

Windtex Vagotex

Hwa Fune

Retex

Retex

A. Sampaio

Seojin

Seojin

Seojin

Flying Tex

Seojin

Teijin Frontier

Trueway

Trueway

2.5 & 3Layer - November 2019

Function is mandatory in this category, as is sustainability. So only materials with PFC-free DWR and membrane can be seen on this table. Of particular interest are the mono-material laminates, which not only use polyester as an outer fabric and lining, but also as a membrane. Recycled nylon 6.6 makes its first appearance in this category. All treatments and finishings are non-hazardous. These result in no loss of performance, with values for waterproofness and breathability remaining at their usual height.

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BenQ

Tamurakoma

BenQ

Dry-tex

Onechang Material

Flying Textile

SianTex

Teijin Frontier

ASF

Long Advance

Green Threads

Erictex

Hwa Fune

BenQ

Texet

Paltex

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Technow

Flying Tex

Long Advance

Singtex

Flying Textile