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|Lubrizol Presents Unique "Innovation Alliance" at ISPO 2018|
CLEVELAND, March 28, 2018 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the unveiling of its unique Innovation Alliance network which occurred as the recent ISPO 2018 held in Munich, Germany. This Innovation Alliance is focused on driving remarkable growth of X4zol(TM)-J, the company's revolutionary elastomeric fiber into the performance apparel market.
X4zol-J is made from a proprietary thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin that provides 360-degree stretch and breathability for superior apparel fit and comfort. X4zol-J is available exclusively from Lubrizol and its Innovation Alliance network, supporting circular, warp knit and denim fabrics, and seamless garments. The Innovation Alliance includes visionary industry leaders who are experts in fabric innovation and garment development, including:
"Being an Innovation Alliance Partner aligns with the core principles of Premiere Fibers," states John Amirtharaj, president, Premiere Fibers, Inc. "We believe that collaborative development throughout the supply chain creates unique solutions, results in improved speed to market and transforms conventional vendor/client relationships into trusted partnerships."
"ISPO was the perfect venue to showcase our Innovation Alliance network as it allowed us to solidify our position as a global resource to existing customers, while exposing many new brands to a very powerful manufacturing model that drives innovation and value," notes Wesley Horne, president, Hornwood Inc.
Rob Richardson, global business director, Performance Apparel/Fibers at Lubrizol adds, "As part of our core strategy, Lubrizol collaborates with key brands, designers and industry experts to provide differentiated apparel solutions. ISPO was an ideal venue for promoting our apparel technology solutions, and the perfect platform to unveil our Innovation Alliance network. This network is the result of many years of hard work, identifying key supply chain partners that fit our vision and mission for X4zol-J, namely fabric and apparel innovation. We're proud to serve this fast-moving market alongside such a distinguished and select group of fabric, narrow elastic and garment experts that collectively can provide rapid innovation and comprehensive solutions from polymer to fiber to fabric and finally to garment."
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About The Lubrizol Corporation
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.
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Lubrizol's booth at ISPO 2018