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Military benefits with Heathcoat’s new Drytec

Patent-pending spacer fabric actively draws moisture from the skin and allows it to be dispersed to the outer fabric surface.

8th April 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tiverton, United Kingdom


The new Drytec surface-to-surface moisture-wicking spacer fabric from the UK’s Heathcoat Fabrics is designed to bring a new level of comfort and performance to military gear while offering unique moisture management properties.

As a supplier to some of Europe’s largest designers and producers of military equipment, Heathcoat understands the critical importance of ensuring military personnel remain comfortable and capable of performing their duties under challenging conditions. The patent-pending Drytec fabric has been designed to address the key challenges faced by military personnel.

It actively draws moisture from the skin and allows it to be dispersed to the outer fabric surface, ultimately improving the thermo-physiological comfort of the wearer

Crafted from a special composition of polyester, monofilament and cellulosic yarns, Drytec offers unparalleled moisture-management capabilities, keeping the wearer’s skin dry and minimising discomfort caused by moisture accumulation.

In addition it is very soft, comfortable, and breathable, while being durable and resistant to wear and tear. Its compressible air gap structure provides shock absorption and weight distribution, making it ideal for use in applications such as backpack straps, lumber supports and ballistic plate carriers.

The key functionality of Drytec makes it also highly suitable for many other markets and uses, including healthcare, wound care and sports and leisure apparel.

“The development of our Drytec spacer fabric represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to innovation,” said Heathcoat director Andy Bell. “We are proud to offer military personnel a solution that enhances comfort and improves performance and durability in the field.”

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