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Pushing performance with Devan’s Moov&Cool

Textile finishing expert Devan Chemicals has launched its brand-new, patent-pending Moov&Cool technology at Performance Days.

21st May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ronse

Sports/​Outdoor, Medical/Hygiene

Textile finishing expert Devan Chemicals has launched its new, patent-pending Moov&Cool technology at Performance Days, which concluded in Munich, last month. Detailed as a cool comfort technology, the innovation has the potential to improve the athletic performances of both amateurs and professionals alike by regulating core body temperature, the company explains.

Moov&Cool, Devan’s latest textile finish, consists of a multi-functional polymer technology that is said to absorb heat during performance and improve the moisture management properties of the fabric. Applied by either padding or spray, the treatment targets and regulates core body temperature and simultaneously reacts to sweat build-up and heat emission.

Devan says its technology has been brought to life in an effort to boost the performances of athletes. The company collaborated with the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Bakala Academy to evaluate and prove the finishing technology.

According to Devan, the first results look promising as they have seen an effect on heart rate and lactate levels. Furthermore, the first test results also highlighted a decrease in core temperature of around 0.4°C.

“Devan will continue testing in order to evaluate the impact of Moov&Cool when applied to different fibre types and fabric structures. The company aims to provide different application levels to optimise the benefits of the technology for individual sporting activities where performance intensity may play a major role in the protection required,” the manufacturer reports.

Devan Chemicals is a developer of speciality chemicals, headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the UK, Portugal and the USA. The company was founded in 1977 and is a leading innovator in the fields of protection (flame retardants), performance (odour control technology, etc), thermoregulation (PCM technologies), health and wellness (aromatherapy, R-Vital and allergen control) and fibres and yarns (functional masterbatch technologies).

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