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AKA Tex offers American-made wicking fabric in new jersey

Published December 16, 2019

BENSALEM, Pa. (BRAIN) —  AKAS Tex, a Pennsylvania-based textile manufacturer, has introduced a one-way wicking fabric designed to keep athletes cool, dry, and fresh. The company says its ProCool fabric is the only one-way wicking fabric made in the U.S.

AKAS offer a PROCool Stretch-FIT Dri-QWick Sports Jersey made with a double-facing fabric with hydrophilic fibers next to the skin to wick moisture away, and hydrophobic fibers on the other side to keep moisture from seeping back into the fabric. It also uses Lycra for a four-way stretch and recovery.

"The hydrophilic side has a special diamond mesh which increases the surface area for wicking," said Sid Sharma, the president of AKAS. "It's similar to a crest and valley — the raised diamond gathers the moisture and pulls it into the valley. We also use a special binding yarn between the layers which ties them together, but doesn't allow the hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibers to mix."

The material is made with American-sourced raw materials and manufactured without harmful chemicals or finishes, the company said.

"We believe in protecting the planet and use green manufacturing standards in everything we do," said Sharma. "Reducing our carbon footprint and producing safe, non-toxic fabrics are at the core of our business."

In addition to creating fabrics for customers, AKAS has its own line of high-performance textiles. The Sports Jersey is available through the company's retail business,

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