ProWeave™ enables the production of continuous woven substrates with the zonal features product designers want, exactly where they want them, totally transforming the way performance fabrics are made and how they look, feel and function.
Ground-breaking in its approach, this innovative technology effortlessly blends diverse yarn thicknesses, weights and fabric references together, creating different elasticity, tenacity and abrasion zones, while giving life to intricately designed fabrics with distinctive gradient, rib, waffle, colour, stretch, transparency and 3D effects.
For the world of footwear, ProWeave™ is ideal not only for athletic and outdoor shoes, where the trend of fabric uppers is constantly on the rise and the demand for innovative materials is continuous, but also for safety shoes, thanks to the ability to mix together different high tenacity, flame retardant, stretch and TPU coated yarns to create hard-wearing materials. At the same time, ProWeave™ is suited to the luxury and premium footwear market, where creativity is the main driver, having the ability to use custom yarns and an innovative manufacturing process to give life to unique proposals.
“ProWeave™ takes the production of performance fabrics to the next level. – comments Paul Jackson, Business Acceleration Leader for ProWeave™ at Texon – Combining Texon’s know-how in branded footwear, with our Italian division’s expertise in high performance occupational and safety woven fabrics, this exciting technology can help manufacturers differentiate their designs and unlock significant creative advantage. Technical and functional, yet innovative and inspirational, the design possibilities enabled by ProWeave™ are endless. Using ProWeave™, we can help manufacturers pinpoint the physical characteristics, functional zones and visual patterns they want to achieve on a performance fabric, and then make their vision a reality, unleashing their imagination.”
ProWeave™ is also designed to support Texon’s goals of sustainability, which aims to become a zero waste business by 2025: producing fabric uppers with localised features means less energy consumption for manufacturers and recycled yarns can also be incorporated to build recyclable structures for circular projects.