Want to know more about the fabrics and materials used in the NORSE products?
In the following section we have composed a list over the most common fabrics and materials, in order to give you a greater insight into which materials are used in our products.
Acrylic is a synthetic material that is often used as an alternative to wool. The material is light and soft, while at
the same time it contributes with fantastic warmth and insulating ability. Acrylic is a very durable material
and therefore has a long shelf life. In addition, the material is quick-drying and partly has a water-repellent effect.
Nylon is a synthetic material that consists of different types of synthetic polymer. Nylon is best known
for its tremendous strength, durability and amazing elasticity. The material has a good ability to keep
its shape and has a quick-drying effect. Nylon has a high tolerance to chemicals and is also resistant to oil.
Nitrile rubber (NBR) is also called Nitrile-butadiene rubber. Unlike many other types of rubber, nitrile is resistant to oil,
fuel and a whole list of other chemicals. Nitrile is an incredibly strong material, but has a lower degree of flexibility,
which is why holes are less likely to occur. Likewise, there is less risk of developing allergens when using nitrile.
Latex is also often referred to as natural rubber, as it comes from the trees. The material is incredibly elastic,
which is why it is often used in e.g. work gloves. In addition, it protects against many acids and bases and
has a relatively good temperature resistance. Latex is also extremely waterproof.
Polyester is a generalized term for any type of fabric or textile that uses polyester yarn or fibers. Polyester is a
light but very durable material and resistant to many chemicals. Its quick-drying properties make it very suitable
for products for sports and outdoor use.
Recycled Polyester, also called rPET. Recycled polyester is made from plastic bottles by melting the plastic
and spinning it into new polyester fibers. Therefore it is a good way to remove plastic from the environment.
The production of recycled polyester also requires fewer resources and generates less CO2.
Polyethylene/Polyprolene are polymers that can also be formed into fibers that can be used for protective
clothing made from non-woven material. The non-woven material does not absorb moisture, but transports
it away from the body. A non-woven material consists of completely unstructured fibers, but they are distributed
so that the material is uniform. This means that the fibers lie closer and thus provide better protection.
Therefore, most fabrics used for protective suits are made of non-woven material.
Polyurethane, also called PU, is a substance that is coated with a polymer that can give the substance a leather-like
appearance. The coating makes PU, compared to other materials, rougher in texture, but still soft. The material is light
and breathable. When PU is used to make Spandex, the material does not have the leather-like texture, but is more smooth
and soft. PU is close to being completely waterproof, as it is difficult for water to penetrate the coating.
Spandex consists of a long chain of polymer. These polymers are converted into fibers using a specific technique.
Spandex is an incredibly light and comfortable material. In addition, it is very elastic and has a long durability and wear
resistance. It is resistant to sweat.
The Oeko-Tex certification sets strict requirements for the health aspect, which is continuously updated in line with developments.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 means that all the textiles in our products are tested for harmful substances from the start to the finished product.
The entire product is tested in a laboratory and the closer the textile is to the skin, the stricter the requirements.