GLOSSARY OF FABRICS AND FIBERS
100 wt. Microfleece with Hydrotex™: (100% polyester 9oz/yd) This is a versatile weight for mid-layering
under outerwear. Our napped pile, is ultra lightweight, provides superior
warmth without the weight, dries quickly, is very packable and stays warm even if wet. The antimicrobial
finish resists odor causing bacteria and is hypo-allergenic. We further treat our Microfleece with Hydrotex™,
a wicking treatment to quickly transport moisture to the outer shell.
200 wt. Polar Fleece with Hydrotex™: (100% polyester 14oz/yd) This is the cold weather stuff and
is an ideal weight for layering under outerwear in those conditions. Our 200 wt. Polar Fleece has a
luxurious loft and thick pile that will add substantial warmth in any situation. Our fleece also dries quickly, is
packable and stays warm even if wet and has a hypo-allergenic, antimicrobial finish to resist odor causing
bacteria. And, we treat our Polar Fleece with Hydrotex™, the wicking treatment that quickly transports
moisture to the outer shell.
Coolmax® Mesh: (100% polyester) Is a high tech mesh made with tetra (4)-channel, polyester fibers
that are warp-knit in a tricot construction. Coolmax® quickly ‘wicks’ perspiration away from your skin and
allows it to evaporate through the fabric, thus keeping you dry and comfortable. Fit is important here
because in order to ‘wick’ (like how an oil lamp fuels itself) perspiration away, Coolmax® must be in contact
with your perspiration. MOCEAN is aware of this fact and addresses it within our fit and designs.
Cool Mesh: (100% polyester) Wicks perspiration away from your skin like a thirsty sponge and transports it to
the outer shell where it can evaporate. Like our other wicking liners, Cool Mesh must be in contact with your
perspiration to wick it away. So, we design our garments that use Cool Mesh liners with this fact in mind.
Hytrel® with Teflon HT®: (100% Nylon) Our laminated, waterproof/ breathable, 2-layer fabric is strong,
yet light weight for sustained performance in variable conditions. Hytrel® is a monolithic film that, in contrast
to microporous films, does not have tiny holes in it that become clogged. Laminated to Supplex® nylon, the
polyether-ester block copolymers that form Hytrel® achieve all of the desirable characteristics necessary for
a high performance, waterproof/ breathable fabric. The two most outstanding features of Hytrel® are the
high Mullen (waterproof) ratings and the outstanding MVTR/ Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates
(breathability). Also, the face of our Hytrel® fabric system is coated with Du Pont Teflon HT®, the most
effective, longest lasting water & stain repellency available. ‘Simply put; you stay dry inside and out!’.
Flex-Vent-Mesh™: (90% nylon/ 10% Spandex) We use warp-knit Flex-Vent-Mesh™ because it is strong
and has excellent 4-way stretch properties. Incredibly stretchy, Flex-Vent-Mesh™ is a perfect venting mesh
for use in high quality, professional uniforms due to its unique balance of stretch and durability.
P3 Vapor™: The inventors of this fiber were awarded a Nobel Prize for their achievement and it’s the
only textile fiber to have earned such distinction. This revolutionary synthetic fiber is the least
absorbent of any natural or man made fiber it also possesses the lowest thermal conductivity rate and is the
lightest of them all- (30% lighter than polyester and 20% lighter than nylon). P3 Vapor™ is a jersey-knit fabric
(like a T-shirt) but is ‘slick', in order to reduce the friction that occurs between you and your body armor.
Utilizing P3 Vapor™, we have engineered the best, most efficient way to stay drier and more comfortable while
wearing body armor.
Unlike ‘wicking’ fabrics that ‘wet-out’ in order to transport perspiration within their fibers, P3 Vapor™ transports
perspiration along the outside of the fiber and will never ‘wet-out’. This property exposes perspiration to any
number of ways to manage it; including evaporation, diffusion and convection. What is key here is that P3
Vapor™ has the ability to give perspiration a place to go in a closed system environment (such as under body
armor). Moreover, P3 Vapor™ allows the end user to feel dry because the fabric feels dry.
On its own, MOCEAN’s P3 Vapor™ fabric design is innovative from a pure engineering sense and, reflects a
new departure in cutting edge technology. This is a proprietary fabric system developed by MOCEAN for use
by our professional customers who wear body armor. ‘You start dry and stay dry with P3 Vapor’.
Reflective Material: Our reflective material consists of a highly reflective, durable material that has a
minimum RA (coefficient of retro reflection) of 500 candelas per lux per square meter (cd · lx-1 · m-2),
measured by retro reflective intensity testing procedures ASTM E809 and E810. This is the [high] industry
standard of 3M® Scotchlite® Reflective Transfer Film 8710 [@ 500 cd · lx-1 · m-2]. The reflective material is
silver and meets or exceeds EN471 laundry standards, thus is able to withstand rigorous home laundry
washings and is professionally dry cleanable. To maintain the performance of the reflective material, the 3M
Corporation recommends the application of Scotchgard® fabric protector to the reflective material.
Stretch-Factor™: (100% polyester micro fiber) Stretch-Factor™ is a stretch-twill fabric that is woven
with 100% microdenier polyester yarns. Stretch-Factor™ stretch properties are achieved without the use
of Lycra® or Spandex fibers. This accomplishment, in a woven fabric, has lead to incredible durability AND
comfort with ease of movement. Stretch-Factor™ was designed and woven specifically for professional
uniform apparel and it looks and feels like a high quality, cotton-polyester blend twill. And, being that
polyester is one of the most fade resistant and colorfast yarns, Stretch-Factor™ will not fade.
Supplex® with Teflon HT®: (100% nylon) Is a 3.8oz/ yd2 nylon with Teflon HT® that is woven, in a high
count, 2-ply, plain weave construction; which is the best for high energy pursuits. 3-ply construction is too
heavy and has a firm hand that was developed for winter sports. Would you patrol year-round in ski weight
apparel? Durability is not a factor because test data indicates that high count, 2-ply is as durable as 3-ply.
Our preferred weight allows us to offer you apparel that is extremely versatile due to its light weight, easy
care, stain and fade resistant, windproof and water resistant characteristics. Also, our Supplex® is treated
with Du Pont Teflon HT®, the most effective, longest lasting water & stain repellency available.
Tactel®/ Lycra®: (88% Tactel®/ 12% Lycra®) Is a four-way stretch, warp-knit fabric that is perfect for
compression and support. The use of Tactel®, with its jet dyed- air textured yarns gives it the soft hand we
all like but doesn’t sacrifice the performance that the application requires. Tactel® yarns quickly diffuse
perspiration across the face of the fabric and allows for the quick evaporation of that unwanted wet feeling.
Vapor Pique™: (100% polyester micro fiber) It’s a state of the art ‘plated’- knit pique that was created
for MOCEAN’s professional uniform shirts by knitting two different high quality polyester microfibres yarns
together to create a fabric face and back. Vapor Pique™ is a robust microdenier, mini-pique knit that has a
high-quality, lush yet, lightweight hand that will maintain its just pressed appearance all day. This
purposeful balance between hand, function and durability will also maintain its integrity over time and is
easy to care for. We also added Q-wick™, a wicking treatment to the inside yarns. Q-wick™ quickly
sponges perspiration away from your body and disperses it along the outside fibers to speed evaporation
and cooling. 100% polyester yarns means that Vapor Pique™ will not fade.
X-Factor Fabric™: (65% aramid/ 30% natural fiber/ 5% segmented polyurethane) X-Factor™ is a
stretch-woven fabric that was designed and woven specifically for daily and extreme end use in
MOCEAN’s uniform apparel. The combined properties of this advanced fabric make it highly abrasion
resistant and tough to snag, yet it is so lightweight that you can almost see through it. Its tri-blend
construction and permanent water repellency is a purposeful balance between hand, function and
durability that will maintain its integrity over time. X-Factor™ allows us to design and consistently deliver
garments that maintain their form, function and fit even after daily use. The bottom line is: ‘You get more
patrol hours per garment, per dollar’ with MOCEANs’ X-Factor™.
We refer to the following registered trademarks:
MOCEAN® of MOCEAN, Inc.
Coolmax®, Hytrel®, Lycra®, Supplex®, Teflon HT® of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Inc.
Tactel® of ICI Chemicals & Polymers, Ltd.
Scotchlite®, Scotchgard® of 3M, Inc.
Velcro® of Velcro, Inc.
We claim the following trademarks:
Anti-Side-Seam™, Asymmetrical Arm Eyes™, Asymmetrical Raglan Shoulders™, Binary Lining™, Can-
Can Pocket™, Flex-Vent-Mesh™, Floating Beltloops™, Moisture Fence Cuffs™, No See'Um Cuff™, P3
Vapor™, Q-Wick™, Reservoir Pocket™, Stretch Factor Fabric™, Suspend Shock™, Varied Length
Elasticized Waist™, Vari-Fit Waist™, Varied Length Hem™, Vapor Pique Fabric™ and X-Factor Fabric™