Burlington Expands No Fly Zone® Insect Repellent Licensing in Canada

Mark’s the first retailer to sell in Canada

Greensboro, NC — Burlington, a global diversified provider of textile solutions, is pleased to announce that it has expanded the licensing of its No Fly Zone® Insect Repellent Technology into Canada and to announce Mark’s as the first licensee and retailer in Canada to sell garments protected by the proprietary No Fly Zone® mosquito repellent technology. No Fly Zone technology has been available in the US and other regions globally for a number of years. Burlington and Mark’s collaborated and successfully navigated a complicated process to receive government approval for the technology to be sold in Canada.


“We are excited to welcome Mark’s to the No Fly Zone family,” says Nelson Bebo, Vice President Burlington Performance Fabrics. “Mark’s is known for innovation and has been a leader in introducing new products and technology in Canada for decades.”


Burlington’s No Fly Zone® technology offers distinct advantages over other repellent technologies. No Fly Zone® Insect Repellent Technology is a permethrin-based chemistry that helps convert apparel, uniforms or gear into long-lasting, effective and convenient mosquito and tick protection. It works as a contact repellent affecting the insect’s nervous system causing them to fly or crawl away before a bite can occur.


Bebo continued, “Protecting against mosquito and tick bites is increasingly important, especially for combating the disease they can carry. Apparel can be a first line of defense when walking and hiking in tall grass or heavily wooded areas or other every day activities. The No Fly Zone® technology is applied directly to the fabric or other material which increases the durability and consistency of the repellency and provides the wearer with greater protection, plus it can be matrixed with other performance technologies such as moisture wicking, UPF protection and odor neutralizing action.”


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as PMRA and Health Canada report an increased number of mosquito and tick-borne diseases. CDC and PMRA recommend the use of products and pre-treated clothing that contain permethrin. The technology can be applied to polyester, nylon, cotton, wool and aramids and is durable for up to 70 home launderings.


For more information about No Fly Zone® and licensing opportunities visit us at www.burlingtonfabrics.com or see us at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, January 29 – 31, 30078-UL. Come explore our many performance fabric technologies and discover what our fabrics can do for you.


About Elevate Textiles

Elevate Textiles, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate and its portfolio brands provide products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 38 facilities and over 15,000 employees. To learn more about Elevate Textiles and our brands, visit elevatetextiles.com.


About Burlington

Celebrating over 95 years of textile leadership, Burlington is a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics. We develop the fabric of tomorrow driven by sustainable innovation, social responsibility and continuous improvement. Burlington operates as part of Elevate Textiles, Inc. with worldwide Burlington operations in the United States, Mexico, and China. To learn more visit www.burlingtonfabrics.com or follow us at @burlington1923 and on LinkedIn.


About Mark’s

Mark’s, founded in 1977, has over 380 stores across Canada. With strong roots in communities across the country, Mark’s commitment to Canadians is to relentlessly pursue the best products that work as hard as the people who wear them. Mark’s/L’Équipeur is a member of the Canadian Tire Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.marks.com