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Invista introduces Thermolite Infrared technology

Thermolite Infrared technology is solar-activated by the sun or artificial light sources using unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns.

29th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

Invista, a leading supplier of premium fibres to the textile industry, has announced the launch of Thermolite Infrared technology, a new product offering for the Thermolite Pro brand.

Thermolite Infrared technology is solar-activated by the sun or artificial light sources using unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns.

The yarns absorb the NIR rays to raise the temperature of the garment. The hollow fibre technology provides insulation and is said to minimise the heat loss to help optimise performance, even in freezing temperatures. NIR performance is permanent and lasts the expected lifespan of the garment, according to the manufacturer.

Reduced drying time

In addition to its warming properties, Thermolite Infrared technology is also engineered to dry garments faster than conventional technologies.

Reduced drying time means precious body heat can be focused on keeping the wearer warm instead of on drying the garment. This provides the wearer with longer protection from extreme cold.

New benefit

“We have developed a robust innovation pipeline to reinvigorate the Thermolite brand, and we are excited that Thermolite Infrared technology is our first release,” said Huw Williams, Invista’s global segment leader for activewear and outdoor.

Thermolite Infrared technology is solar-activated by the sun or artificial light sources using unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns. © 2016 Invista

“It offers consumers a compelling new benefit, while meeting our rigorous standards for quality, dependability, and performance.”

Thermolite Infrared technology is being launched to support the outdoor market first, specifically insulation for jackets, gloves, caps and sleeping bags. Additional Thermolite Infrared technology applications in other end uses will be announced later in 2016.

Invista

Invista is one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications.

With a business presence in over 20 countries, the company aims to deliver exceptional value for its customers through market insights and technology innovations, along with a powerful portfolio of some of the most recognized global brands and trademarks in their respective industries including: Coolmax, Cordura, Lycra, Polarguard, Solarmax, Supplex, Tactel, and Thermolite.

www.invista.com

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