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Directa Plus and Colmar launch graphene-enhanced sportswear at ISPO Munich

The new sportswear collection was launched at ISPO Munich trade fair in Germany, this week.

26th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lomazzo

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Directa Plus, one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has collaborated with Colmar, the leading sportswear and outdoor brand, on the new collection containing Graphene Plus.

The new sportswear collection has been launched at ISPO Munich trade fair that is taking place in Munich, Germany, this week. “This is the first time that Graphene Plus has been used in sportswear, and the first G+ textile product to reach the market, which represents a significant milestone in a sector that offers tremendous opportunity,” commented Giulio Cesareo, CEO of Directa Plus.

“Colmar have proven that they are pioneers in the field of sportswear with the launch of their new collection containing our graphene-based products, and we wish them all the success. We believe this is the beginning of a revolution in the world of sportswear and the textile industry as a whole.”

Innovative solution

The requirement to identify increasingly higher performing technologies has given rise to a revolutionary technical solution, Directa Plus reports.

Clothing that incorporates graphene, an innovative nanotech material derived from graphite, is said to significantly improve performance for the benefit of athletes, professionals and sports enthusiasts.

The new collection contains Graphene Plus. © Directa Plus

The key characteristic of these items is their ability to act as a filter between the body and the external environment, always ensuring the ideal temperature for the wearer. It is a smart fabric designed to allow tailor-made comfort.

Comfort and functionality

Thanks to G+, the warmth produced by the human body is dispersed in warm climates and preserved and distributed evenly in cold climates. In addition, because the fabrics treated with Graphene Plus are electrostatic and bacteriostatic, they are able to reduce the friction with air and water to enable top sporting performance, the company reports.

The collaboration between Colmar and Directa Plus, with the ability to supply tailor-made graphene-based products in the ideal conformation for the required application, has resulted in the creation of ready-to-wear ski jackets (for men and women), ski suits, technical underwear and a polo shirt.

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