Kansas, United States – INVISTA, a leading global supplier of premium fibers to the textile industry, announced the launch of THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology—a new product offering for the THERMOLITE® PRO brand.
Solar-Activated Technology Warms Up Garments When Exposed to Light
THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology is solar-activated by the sun or artificial light sources using unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns. The yarns absorb the NIR rays to raise the temperature of the garment. The hollow fiber technology provides insulation and minimizes heat loss to help optimize performance, even in freezing temperatures. NIR performance is permanent and lasts the expected lifespan of the garment.
In addition to its warming properties, THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology is also engineered to dry garments faster than conventional technologies. Reduced drying time means precious body heat can be focused on keeping the wearer warm instead of on drying the garment. This provides the wearer with longer protection from extreme cold.
“We have developed a robust innovation pipeline to reinvigorate the THERMOLITE® brand, and we are excited that THERMOLITE® INFRARED is our first release,” said Huw Williams, INVISTA’s global segment leader for activewear and outdoor. “It offers consumers a compelling new benefit, while meeting our rigorous standards for quality, dependability, and performance.”
THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology is being launched to support the Outdoor market first, specifically insulation for jackets, gloves, caps and sleeping bags. Additional THERMOLITE® INFRARED technology applications in other end uses will be announced later in 2016.