Polartec and Pontetorto have announced an amicable settlement of a lawsuit that the Italian company had filed in a German court over alleged infringement of certain intellectual property rights. The two companies say they have found more common ground than differences. They have decided to collaborate in order to develop improved products and services. Pontetorto began to produce its polyester fleece in 1985. Polartec began to make fleece from recycled plastic bottles in 1993. The American company has made more than 200,000 kilometers of technical fabrics for the sports sector.