Berkshire Hathaway’s The Lubrizol Corp. and Vidalia Denim, a division of Vidalia Mills Co., have entered into a strategic relationship that makes Lubrizol a preferred supplier of stretch fibers in its denim fabrics.
Both companies will work closely to maximize the performance and eco-friendly attributes of Lubrizol’s X4zol™-J elastomeric fiber in Vidalia’s production of denim fabrics.
Dan Feibus, CEO of Vidalia Mills Co., stated: “The production of stretch fabrics holds such an important place in the denim industry today. Vidalia’s decision to work with Lubrizol as a preferred supplier of stretch fibers furthers our mission to build the most efficient and environmentally friendly denim mill in North America.”
Feibus added, “Lubrizol provides us with an innovative state-of-the-art solution for sustainably produced, high-performance stretch fiber, and represents a key element in the evolution of great denim products and we are extremely excited to be working with Lubrizol on this project. Lubrizol is a global leader whose commitment to constant innovation and best practice sustainable manufacturing are a perfect fit for Vidalia.”
“We at Lubrizol are truly excited about teaming up with Vidalia to incorporate our X4zol-J technology into their denim fabrics,” Rob Richardson, global business director for Performance Apparel at Lubrizol, said. “While X4zol-J has already been adopted by many strategic global denim brands, we see this as an essential next step in helping advance the apparel industry’s sustainability agenda.”
© 2018 David Mazor
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