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Oakley and Bioracer launch G+ cycling jersey

New Aero Jersey enhanced with Directa Plus’ G+ graphene is a first of its kind cycling garment.

9th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lomazzo

Sports/​Outdoor

Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has announced that Oakley, in collaboration with Bioracer, a designer and manufacturer of innovative, customised clothing for cycling teams and individuals as well as for other sporting activities, have launched the G+ Graphene Aero Jersey containing the company’s graphene-based products.

Unveiled today at the Eurobike 2018 trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the new jersey is designed to leverage the unique properties of Graphene Plus (G+) to dissipate heat from the rider’s body enabling them to focus less on the conditions around them and more on performance.

The company’s printed G+ planar thermal circuit distributes the heat generated by the body and dissipates it when needed to significantly improve the comfort of the wearer and enable riders to use less energy to regulate their body temperature, the manufacturer explains.

Fabrics treated with G+ are also electrostatic and bacteriostatic. These properties contribute to moisture management and have an anti-odour effect, and, if placed on the outside of the garment, G+ is said to reduce the friction with air and water to facilitate top sporting performance. In addition, Directa Plus’ production process is chemical-free, and its graphene-based products have been independently certified as non-toxic and non-cytotoxic.

“We are honoured that Oakley and Bioracer have launched the G+ Aero Jersey incorporating our Graphene Plus, which follows extensive lab and road testing. It is a significant endorsement of the strengths of our offer and, in particular, the thermal regulation abilities of our G+ planar thermal circuit,” said Giulio Cesareo, CEO of Directa Plus.

G+ Graphene Aero Jersey containing graphene-based products. ©  Directa Plus

“Sportswear represents a substantial potential market for our G+ and we’re delighted to have added cycling clothing to our portfolio of G+-enhanced textiles for sport, which includes skiing, golf and athleisure. We congratulate Oakley and Bioracer on this launch – a first of its kind cycling garment – and look forward to expanding our relationship with them.”

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Established in 2005, the company has a patented technology process and a portfolio of product and application patents. It produces its graphene-based products at its own factory in Lomazzo, Italy, with a scalable and exportable manufacturing model.

www.directa-plus.com

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