The lightest functional fiber in the world


The functional fiber POLYCOLON® has become indispensable in the world of sophisticated sportswear. Low weight, breathable, sweat-repellent and easy-care are just some of the strengths of this functional fiber from Schoeller. The outstanding properties of POLYCOLON®  also make the product attractive for tough workwear applications. POLYCOLON® is a refined long staple yarn based on polypropylene and spun using the worsted yarn process.




The high-tech functional fiber from Schoeller


Functional yarns from the Schoeller Spinning Group are particularly popular in the sports, outdoor and underwear sectors. Schoeller stands for innovative, intelligent yarns from Europe. Special attention is paid to sustainability and strict ecological guidelines at all stages of production and procurement.

Advantages Polycolon

No moisture absorption

POLYCOLON® has the lowest surface tension of all synthetic functional fibers and also does not absorb moisture. This means that the garments are dry again very quickly.


Does not stick to the skin when wet

POLYCOLON® wicks away moisture. Thanks to the special yarn production, the fabric does not stick to the skin. POLYCOLON® thus ensures pleasant wearing comfort despite a damp environment.

Sweat repellent

POLYCOLON® wicks sweat and moisture away to the outside. There, the moisture can be absorbed by the clothing system (e.g. second layer), drip off or evaporate. This significantly reduces the risk of blistering.


POLYCOLON® can be machine washed at up to 95° C without any problems (please note the care label). Even frequent washing does not affect the function, color or dimensional stability of the product.

European functional yarn

POLYCOLON® is an innovative European quality product from the Schoeller Group. Strict ecological criteria, sustainability and compliance with demanding Central European social standards accompany all procurement and production processes.

Low weight

POLYCOLON® is the lightest functional fiber in the world. It is approx. 40% lighter than cotton and around 35% lighter than polyester. POLYCOLON® is so light that it even floats on water.