Darlington Innovation

Start with a performance fabric, add a durable finish, and you’ve got Darlington innovation. We have many ways to customize the ideal warp-knit fabric for your application.

Surface/Mechanical Finishes & Construction

  • Napping – UBL (UnBroken Loop) hook receptive, 4-way stretch
  • Sueding
  • UV 50+ – Many styles block 98% of ultraviolet radiation through knit construction
  • Laminates – 'Neoprene like' composites
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Print/Surface Design

Darlington has a comprehensive art library containing over 1,000 designs, with 300+ engraved on screens. Our Textile Print Designer is ready to help you with your custom print development.

Printed Surface Design

Applying colored patterns and designs to decorate a finished fabric. Capabilities include:

  • Rotary Screen Printing – Nylon/Spandex blends
    • Acid Dyes (wet print)
    • Chloride (wet print - dyed base fabric)
  • Rotary Screen Printing – Nylon/Spandex and Polyester Spandex
    • Pigment
    • Deluster

Applied Surface Design

Adding sparkle and shine

  • Foil
  • Glitter
  • Metallic

Transferred Surface Design

From paper to fabric, ideal for photographic prints 

  • Dye Sublimation/Heat Transfer prints on poly/spandex

Dimensional Surface Design

Mechanical process of heat and pressure

  • Emboss
  • Cire’
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Finish Technologies

  • Moisture Wicking – Wicks away moisture, allowing the body to feel cooler, drier and more comfortable 
  • UV Protection – 50+ UPF blocks up to 98% of ultraviolet radiation
  • Soil Release – Helps garments look better and last longer
  • Water Repellence – Assures water doesn’t soak in and that fabrics dry faster
  • Anti-Static – Reduces accumulation of static electricity
  • Anti-Odor – Prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria
  • Anti-Fungal – Inhibits the growth of fungi
  • Customized Solutions – Collaborate with the Darlington team to develop technologies that are specific to your requirements 
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