Lorica International Announces New White Paper on the Evolution of FR Yarn

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San Diego, CA – May 22, 2015 – Lorica International, a developer of innovative materials and manufacturing methods in technical textiles and yarns, released a new white paper today, “The Evolution of One of the World’s Most Fire Resistant Fibers – OPF.” The white paper reviews how advances in technology are bringing life back to Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile Fiber (OPF or OPAN).

“There are only a handful of inherently flame resistant (FR) fibers in the world that can be transformed into yarn, fabric, and, ultimately, FR garments, each with their strengths and weaknesses,” said Mark Zwerenz, CEO of Lorica International. “Both garment manufacturers and those who rely on those garments have been seeking an alternative for decades that is light-weight, comfortable, inherently fire-resistant and non-conductive. This new white paper explores how Lorica’s OPF yarns and fabrics may be the answer the industry has been long awaiting.”

Highlights of the paper include:
• What is OPF and its technical characteristics?
• Competing fabric comparisons
• Key reasons for the lack of OPF adoption in the FR apparel market
• Advancements in the treatment of OPF

To access the white paper, please visit http://loricausa.com/technology/.

About Lorica International
Lorica develops innovative materials and manufacturing methods in technical textiles and yarns. The company’s flagship products are 100% OPF yarns and fabrics. Lorica pushes the boundaries of textile technology to address the critical and growing need for light-weight, comfortable, inherently fire-resistant and non-conductive materials for both apparel and industrial applications. For more information, please visit www.loricausa.com.

Company Contact:
Steve Bond
VP Marketing & Strategy
Tel 1-858-866-9966
steve.bond@loricausa.com

Investor Relations Contact:
MZ North America
Greg Falesnik
Senior Vice President
Tel 1-949-385-6449
greg.falesnik@mzgroup.us


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