Klopman, the European leader in the workwear industry, is exhibiting its four new product lines at A+A in Düsseldorf. These innovative fabrics represent the latest demonstration of the company’s ability to combine excellent protection from external agents, comfort for every working condition, and unwavering attention to the environment. Indigostar, fabrics with ESD -Electrostatic Discharge- Protection, Kendurion and Greenwear have been presented for the first time to the market. They have been conceived to satisfy the most demanding users from all over the world, and made possible by continuous investments in Research & Development.
Indigostar is the new collection of poly-cotton stretch fabrics with denim look, designed to offer the wearer superb comfort and freedom of movement. Indigostar fabrics also guarantee exceptional colour consistency and durability in order to meet the toughest requirements of industrial laundries.
FABRICS WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION
Klopman can boast a wide Protectivewear fabric range and is using A+A to present its ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Protection protective fabrics. This range has been specifically designed to guarantee to safeguard electronic components against ESD during their assembly.
Superbandmaster ESD, Indestructible ESD, Telestat Plus e Concept ESD are our key solutions for this specific sector. They offer the highest level of protection and durability to the wearer, without compromising comfort thanks to excellent breathability. These fabrics meet the requirements of the automotive and electronic industries, both in terms of certification and safety, being compliant to International & European Standards EN 1149-3 and IEC 61340-5-1.
GREENWEAR: RECYCLED POLYESTER, FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED COTTON, FABRICS WITH TENCEL®
Klopman is continually working to improve its sustainability and develop a circular business model; this commitment also responds to the growing textile demand of our customers.
This is the reason why, among the newest products presented in Düsseldorf, Klopman will also present fabrics made with recycled polyester, developed using PET clear plastic water bottles as raw material. These fabrics maintain Klopman’s high quality standards in terms of comfort, image and durability, while increasing sustainability and respect for the environment. Klopman’s Greenwear fabric range also include fabrics created with TENCEL®, a functional fibre with a natural origin, extracted from wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, produced with an economical use of energy and water, and FSC systems that ensure all wood comes from sustainable forests.
Klopman also produces fabrics with Fairtrade certified cotton, in accordance with standards validated by FLOCERT (Fairtrade Labelling Organization) that ensure farmers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton, guaranteeing a better livelihood for their families. These fabrics offer the same high quality Klopman standards and demonstrate our real commitment to all-round, global sustainability.
KENDURION: A STEP FORWARD IN GARMENT ENDURANCE
Kendurion is the new Klopman fabric range, developed with a special dot-print technology on the surface to protect the wearer from abrasion risks. Kendurion introduces a revolutionary concept on the market: garment-makers can use one fabric for exposed and vulnerable zones, instead of using a double-layer fabric. This results in a garment which is comfortable, lightweight and easier to make.
Klopman’s Kendurion fabric range is available with different options and finishes, from stretch to high-visibility fabrics. For even greater protection, this completely new product can also feature Klopman’s outstanding Flame-Retardant feature, Kendurion Pro 265; in combination this offers the maximum protection level to workers and means garment-makers can use just one fabric base for the entire garment.
Numerous tests carried out on Kendurion prove its unrivalled performance in terms of breathability, comfort and resistance to high-temperature industrial laundering.
“The new products Klopman is revealing at A+A are more than a demonstration of excellence; they show what’s possible when you have strong relationships with customers and suppliers all over the world,” stated Klopman’s CEO, Alfonso Marra. “The new product lines build on Klopman’s know-how acquired over 50 years of innovation, and are the result of continuous investment in our research & development department, which has recently been renewed and improved.”
Klopman International – Company profile
Klopman International s.r.l. has been a European leader in the production and marketing of technical fabrics for workwear for 50 years, with three business areas dedicated to the different fields of application: Workwear, Protectivewear and Corporatewear.
The company was the first to introduce the use of polyester/cotton, gaining a third of the European market in some sectors and producing fabrics in over 100 styles and different colour shades, some even designed ad hoc for the individual customer. Advanced technologies and centralised process control, which monitors and simultaneously corrects 3,800 machine stitches, are just some of the advantages that make the manufacturing company Klopman an industrial jewel and that make its fabrics more resistant to wear, shrinkage and colour alterations.
Klopman has its headquarters and production site in Frosinone (Italy) with a plant covering 70,000 square metres, approximately 400 employees, annual production of 40 million metres of fabric and a turnover of 120 million euro. The CEO, Alfonso Marra, recently launched a global expansion plan which saw the company, which has commercial branch offices in Dusseldorf, Lyon, Moscow, Borås (Sweden), Dubai and Bangkok, opening another production site in Jakarta, to serve the Asian market directly.
In addition to the ISO 9001:2008 certification, Klopman International works in compliance with European quality management standards and is BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified.
Klopman also recently obtained the maximum level of STeP – Sustainable Textile Production certification.