25 Jul 13
Huntsman Textile Effects Launches EverGlide Low Friction Systems For Active Sportswear

Singapore - In studies that reveal what athletes perceived to be important ‘must-have’ effects in their sportswear and first layer garments, skin friction and comfort came out tops amongst other effects such as moisture management, odor control and thermal control.

Blending innovative science and technology, Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new textile system that effectively reduces fabric to skin friction and promotes longer-lasting performance especially for active sports enthusiasts. Developed and formulated by Huntsman and supported with extensive scientific research by reputable testing institutes in Europe, EverGlideTM Low Friction Systems is a cutting-edge technology that minimizes the incidence of skin irritation and abrasion, commonly sustained by athletes due to perspiration saturation during sports performance.

Combined with the ‘cool comfort’ moisture management system that allows faster drying and enhanced regulation of the body temperature, EverGlideTM Low Friction Systems enhances fabric resilience and durability as it wicks away perspiration from the skin quickly - creating a reliable line of defence against blisters and reddening of the skin.
With a soft, silky handle, EverGlideTM has simple and versatile application procedures that can be used on all substrates. Its low yellowing properties ensure no influence on thermomigration and degree of whiteness even under molding conditions. This makes EverGlideTM suitable for a wide range of apparel including endurance sportswear, cycle shorts, base layer mountain-hiking wear, equestrian trousers, sports underwear and training/ gym wear.  

In relative friction tests based on friction coefficient values on both nylon/ elastane (PA/EL) and polyester knits, EverGlideTM has also been proven to be four times more effective than conventional softeners, remaining highly durable and performing well under wet conditions when you need it most.  

“Huntsman Textile Effects understands how added comfort in active wear, particularly for endurance sports, can go a long way in providing the wearer with enhanced comfort so that they can better focus on their activity and to excel in their sports. With that in mind, Huntsman Textile Effects has delivered yet another innovation based on our extensive research and technology to fulfil market needs. Through EverGlideTM Low Friction Systems, we believe we have provided our end user customers with distinct key differentiators of superior performance with maximum comfort for their endurance sports active wear,” remarked Stephen Gray, Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning for Huntsman Textile Effects.

Huntsman Textile Effects is the global leader in developing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain and is committed as the global leader in developing sustainable, high performing processing and effects chemicals that have low environmental impact with significant reductions in energy and time.

EVERGLIDETM is a trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof.



About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. Research, innovation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. All these go toward meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment. With operations in 110 countries including eight primary manufacturing facilities in seven countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland) and 14 Formulation Distribution Centers spread across the 12 countries (US, Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Pakistan, India, China, Thailand and Indonesia), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide fast and expert technical service wherever our customers are based.

About Huntsman
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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