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SOMMERS HAS MOVED!
NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
835 BLOOMFIELD AVE
CLIFTON, NJ 07012
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Sommers' original founder
WALTER SOMMERS
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To be ECO or not 

Sustainability & "Cowspiracy"

"What the Health" trailer

Benefits of Faux vs Real

Interview with Donna Saylers of Fabulous Furs 

All material sold by 54" width in linear yards (36") unless otherwise noted.

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About Specialties

This category is a dropbox for unique and unusual materials in stock but not listed in other categories. Featured materials are available in the ecommerce "shop" section (some items shown for illustration only). Sommers' trademark, "Fashion Engineering®," depicts the goal to integrate recent, scientific discoveries with commercial materials. Learn about the origins of Nike's order for 14,000,000 quarter-sized, photopolymer holograms designed for Michael Jordan's debut shoe, Jumpman XIII. These hightops also feature Sommers' Honeycomb and Moire Lenticular in Rolls embedded under a crystal dome in the outsoles. Read about ChromaFlair® light interference pigments and how Sommers' customers  incorporated this dramatic material into their lines. Companies as diverse as Nike, Steelcase/DesignTex and Universal Picture's understood and appreciated the special properties of Chromaflair in applications like athletic footwear, upholstery or (Battlestar Galactica) costumes.

Read about the development of "AgUARDIAN®," the world's first antimicrobial upholstery based on silver-ion exchange technology.

One of Sommers' newest "specialties" is based on thermochromatic liquid crystals-colors that change due to temperature. Sommers' latest generation of thermochromic fabrics, "POPPER," organically changes at three different temperature levels. "Popper" was a recipient of  the Medium Award for 2012 "Material of the Year." and can be tailor-made into different colors and constructions depending on the customers' desired applications and end products. Check out Discovery Channel's video mentioning "Popper."

"SommerStone" is the world's first genuine stone that is thin and flexible enough to cut, sew, fold and mold. Warm the stone sheets and the schist layer becomes malleable as clay. Stone quarried in Italy shaved into veneers laminated with fabric ply and resin backing.

SommerStone Rose Rose Close       Stone Rose Full

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Many "specialties" began as custom collaborations with customers. Some Specialties listed below can be purchased from stock with no minimum or cut charge (web orders only).

REFLECTIVE MATERIALS
Read about Microglass bead technology

                                  WITHOUT FLASH                                               WITH FLASH

 

       MYSTERY MIRROR, SILVER MIRROR PVC, SPECTRAL,

                           MICROSPARKLE                                                 SPUN Thermoformable Polyurethane "TPU" Lace

microsparkle lanyard      

 

THERMOCHROMATIC includes "CC" liquid crystal technology and "CRZ" color-effect top layer/s becomes clear when warmed

LENTICULAR PRINTING

THERMOPLASTIC AND LENTICULAR EXTRUSIONS

ANTIMICROBIAL SILVER-ION EXCHANGE

THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY ChromaFlair, Mystery Mirror and Spectral

HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES- PHOTOPOLYMER and DIFFRACTIVE GRATING

TEXFLEX BADGES AND LABELS

FLEXSTONE

FLEXWOOD

 

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