Keeping cool

May 13th, 2024

Aersulate nonwovens from Outlast, is the company’s latest development in thermoregulating textiles. Photo: Marie O’Mahony Thermal control is one of the basic functions of textiles for apparel. The key association is that it affords comfort, so it can be tempting not to properly prioritize it, given its other performance factors. Now, from sportswear to workwear, […]

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Dual action textile cooling technology launched

February 3rd, 2022

Swiss high-performance textile provider HeiQ has announced the launch of a new dual action textile cooling technology, HeiQ Cool, which the company says is the world’s first textile technology to deliver both instant contact cooling and continuous evaporative cooling.  Addressing the importance of body temperature control, as both overheating and feeling chilly are problematic, HeiQ […]

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Managing one’s personal climate

December 13th, 2021

Textiles can help block the heat caused by solar radiation. Photo: Luis Graterol on Unsplash. New materials help to maintain thermal comfort indoors or out.  By Debra Cobb With COP 26 in the rearview mirror, the remediation of climate change remains uncertain. While the struggle to limit global warming to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels will […]

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brrr° automates with Texbase

February 16th, 2021

Bozeman, Mont.-based Texbase, Inc., a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for the textile and consumer products industries, announces their continued collaboration with brrr°. brrr° is the creator of a fabric technology that is “Proven to Keep You Cooler.” The company’s patented yarns and specialized manufacturing techniques combine natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid […]

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Plant-based finishes from Devan

January 17th, 2020

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, is launching two bio-based solutions at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 7–10, the company says. The new solutions include a bio-based antimicrobial, BI-OME Natural, and bio-based phase change materials (PCMs), Tones of Cool Bio. The goal of BI-OME Natural is to provide freshness and hygiene for […]

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