Dimension-Polyant, the manufacturer of sailcloth and X-Pac waterproof laminates for packs and bags, will introduce its range of X-Pac fabrics for the shooting sports, hunting and tactical markets at this year’s Supplier Showcase on January 17-18 during SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
The company will show Tactical and Berry Amendment compliant fabrics from its X-Pac X3 collection of laminates that feature its X-Ply fiber reinforcement technology offering a three-layer construction that’s flexible and 100 percent waterproof. A lighter-weight polyester film backing creates a sleek, technical profile.
On view at the show will be:
- X50 uses a 500d Cordura nylon face fabric for an abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant waterproof material. Available in Black.
- X50 Camouflage: X50 construction with a 500d Cordura nylon face fabric in a traditional Multicam and new Woodland Camo. Colors include Multicam Black, Multicam Alpine, Multicam Tropic, and Woodland Camouflage.
- X50 Tactical: X50 construction featuring a Cordura nylon face fabric with a 400d aramid X-Ply, which is lighter-weight, stronger and more abrasion-resistant. Colors include Black, Stealth Grey, Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, Khaki, and Woodland Camouflage.
“We have some great brand partners in the tactical space who use X-Pac because of its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, durability and waterproofness, also because X-Pac is laminated in the USA, and our tactical products are Berry Amendment compliant,” said Taylor North, head of technical fabrics, Dimension-Polyant. “We hope that being at the SHOT Show will raise awareness of X-Pac in this market.”
“Stone Glacier has been using X-Pac in our backpack designs since the first prototypes in 2011. The blend of weight savings, durability and waterproofness has proven to be a great match for our U.S.-made backpack frames and bags,” said Kurt Racicot, founder and lead designer, Stone Glacier. “Our packs using X-Pac fabrics have proven themselves in some of the most rugged and brutal environments, from the glaciers of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest for over ten years with great results.”
Dimension-Polyant minimizes its environmental impact by producing products that stay out of the landfill. Last fall, the company introduced its X-Pac RX 3-layer laminates made with a 100 percent post-consumer polyester face fabric and X-ply reinforcement. The recycled polyester fiber is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the U.S. The RX line of sustainable fabrics, made in its Putnam, CT facility, are certified cradle-to-gate climate-neutral and carry the company’s cleenTEC seal.
The company’s Putnam, CT and Kempen, Germany production facilities are 100 percent climate-neutral since early 2021. Carbon emissions have been recorded within the DIN ISO 50001 framework and reduced through green electricity, green gas and other measures. A climate offset program reduces all remaining emissions in cooperation with ClimatePartner and its Plastic Free Oceans climate protection project.
Dimension-Polyant’s SHOT Show booth number is #51441.
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