In 2014, we were approached by a client with two specific and unusual needs: to create two different functional yarns, one with magnetic and one with glow-in-the-dark properties. Although this request at first seemed bizarre and impossible to fulfill, we went to work to solve the problem.
We contacted possible resin and additive suppliers, and even though these types of materials had never been successfully put into yarn before, we came up with a system that worked.
After much trial and error, we made the chemistry of compounding magnetic and glow-in-the- dark additives into polyester and nylon successful. Not only did we create the masterbatch, we leveraged our partnerships with other domestic manufacturers to extrude the yarn as well as make samples of finished goods such as socks and running shoes.
At Triad Polymers, we are accustomed to thinking innovatively to solve problems that others are unable or unwilling to solve. Have a complex problem you want us to address? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 336-358-5018 and we’d be happy to discuss it with you.
Check out videos of these yarns and finished products in action.