Yihua Unifi, a joint venture between Unifi and Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre Company, has partnered with Fountain Set Holdings to develop a range of circular knit antimicrobial fabrics for the intimate, active wear, casual and swim wear markets.

The fabrics, which will be launched on to the Asian market, all contain A.M.Y yarn from Yihua Unific, which is claimed to provide permanent antimicrobial and odour control.

Yihua Unifi president Sam Smith said: "With more than 35 years of experience, Fountain Set is a well known global leader in the production and sales of circular knitted fabrics, making them an excellent partner to launch one of our premier yarn brands to the Asian market".