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Sympatex Wins Future Materials Award for Innovation in Sportswear, Outdoor Apparel

Sympatex Technologies was awarded World Textile Information Network’s “Future Materials Award 2014” last week. The technical materials company beat out six other finalists in the category “Best Innovation—Sportswear and Outdoor Apparel” as the ecological alternative among textile specialists, with its Phaseable technology, a 2.5-layer laminate with an intelligent climate regulation and dynamic thermal insulation, leading the charge.

The technology is suitable for high levels of physical activity including sports and outdoor activities. The three-dimension half-layer on the inside of the laminate only touches the skin when necessary, and with foam points. An insulating air layer is created between the skin and the laminate during the recovery phase of the athlete. The technology offers a better moisture transport, breathability, and climate regulation and is completely wind and waterproof.

On the environmental front, Sympatex Phaseable sets itself apart by not using any solvents for its technology, making it 100 percent recyclable and PTFE- and PFC- free.

The 20-person “Future Materials Award” jury described the technical solution as, “Very interesting innovative construction, and outstanding environmental considerations.” The jury, including specialized journalists and renowned representatives in the fields of industry and research, added that it is a “wonderful new innovation.”

Ecological responsibility and sustainability are the basis of Sympatex’s technologies and procedures. Sympatex Technologies is a subsidiary of Sympatex Holding GmbH with sales offices and branches worldwide.