Sevelen SG (ots) - All outdoor sports activities are so much more
fun in good weather. Unfortunately, too much sun can lead to a
reduction in wellbeing, performance and even physical health; which
is why Schoeller Technologies AG and Clariant International Ltd.
introduced the new coldblack® finishing technology at the European
OutDoor Fair in Friedrichshafen.
Noticeably cooler with coldblack® heat management
Light-colored fabrics reflect both visible and invisible rays of
sunlight. This means that both light and heat are radiated back. In
contrast, dark fabrics absorb both types of radiation and therefore
absorb heat. coldblack® actively influences the heat management of
textiles and provides reliable protection from damaging UV radiation.
Textiles finished with the new technology absorb less heat, which
means that dark colors heat up less. In addition, such textiles offer
UV protection (UPF) of a minimum of 30. As the new finish can
significantly reduce the heat absorption of textiles in direct
sunlight, garments made with coldblack® allow you to feel fresher and
improve the wearer's performance. The outdoor market is one of the
key markets for the new textile technology and development partner
Mammut showed the first garments with coldblack® in Friedrichshafen.
These products will be in the shops in the spring/summer collection
2009. The coldblack® finishing process does not alter the feel or
look of the base material and is permanent. As the double sun
protection will prove to be of benefit in other markets, such as
tennis, golf, motorcycling or fashion and business wear, more product
developments are already in the pipelines.
ots Originaltext: Schoeller Technologies AG
Schoeller Technologies AG