Microfibre is a generic term for a non natural ultra fine fiber (polyamide) finer than silk. Fabrics made with microfibres are soft, lightweight, breathable and durable. Meryl® Microfibre is made up of big quantities of thin fibres. In usual tights, the polyamide yarn consists of 2 - 8 fibres, in micro - (multi) fibre there are from 17 up to 52 fibres with the same thickness of a fibre.
Microfibre is available in acrylic, nylon, polyester, and rayon. When woven the product is an extremely drapeable, very soft and luxurious fabric.
Thanks to the fineness of each filament (less than 10μ), this well known Nylstar speciality makes possible the construction of very fine close woven and knitted fabrics, characterised by soft handle, breathability and resistance to wind and rain.
Ideal for light garments, with direct contact to the skin, it finds its own natural application in stockings, socks and lingerie.
Meryl actisytem fabric has the superior performance benefits of modern fibre technology with an exceptionally soft handle combined with the durability and robustness of nylon.
It stretches 5 times in length with full recovery to give enhanced fit and performance characteristics including four-way stretch. It is fully breathable and its moisture management performance keeps you cool and dry. Light and windproof, Meryl / Lycra® also dries quickly.
The comfort and stretch of this fabric cannot be beaten and it offers excellent protection to UVA and UVB rays from exposure to sunlight. To top this off Meryl keeps its vibrant colour and softness, wash, after wash, after wash.