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Temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials: optimising wearer comfort

This 47-page report provides a wealth of information on the market for temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials.

This PDF report includes information relating to::

• environmental sustainability
• the physiology of temperature regulation
• the role of clothing in temperature regulation
• the thermal properties of fabrics
• applications of temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials

The report appears in issue 61 of Performance Apparel Markets and in issue 110 of Technical Textile Markets.

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Temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials:

optimising wearer comfort

This 47-page report explores:

• environmental sustainability
• the physiology of temperature regulation
• the role of clothing in temperature regulation
• the thermal properties of fabrics
• applications of temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials

Demand for clothing which helps the wearer to maintain a comfortable body temperature is increasing—reflecting a growing focus by consumers on comfort, health and well-being, and rising demand for apparel which helps them to feel comfortable while they are pursuing a broad range of activities. As a result, temperature control materials—which have traditionally been associated with sportswear and outdoor apparel—are being incorporated increasingly into a broad range of everyday products, including athleisure apparel, fashion apparel, sleepwear, underwear and workwear.

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A wide variety of temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials is now available, and the market is fiercely competitive. Innovation is key, and a number of companies are focusing increasingly on the development of dynamic temperature control technologies which can adapt their properties according to changes in environmental conditions and the body’s microclimate.

This report provides a wealth of information on the market for temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials, and discusses the latest innovations in this sector with specific reference to: dynamic temperature control; fabrics, finishes and materials which facilitate cooling; and insulating materials.

Furthermore, the report includes information relating to: environmental sustainability; the physiology of temperature regulation; the role of clothing in temperature regulation; the thermal properties of fabrics; and applications of temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials.

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

PHYSIOLOGY OF TEMPERATURE REGULATION

Heat loss from the body
Conduction
Convection
Evaporation
Radiation
Respiration

ROLE OF CLOTHING IN TEMPERATURE REGULATION

Insulation
Breathability and moisture management

THERMAL PROPERTIES OF FABRICS

Fibre composition
Yarn construction
Fabric construction
Specialist finishes

MARKET FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL FABRICS, FINISHES AND MATERIALS

Factors affecting growth
Challenges affecting the market for temperature control clothing
Environmental sustainability

APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL FABRICS,
FINISHES AND MATERIALS

Athleisure apparel
Fashion apparel
Footwear
Military apparel
Outdoor apparel
Sleepwear
Sportswear
Underwear and hosiery
Workwear

STATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL: INNOVATIONS IN
INSULATING MATERIALS

Freudenberg Performance Materials: comfortemp continuous padding insulation material made from interconnected fibre balls
HDWool: HDWool
Invista: insulating denim fabrics
NIPI (Natural Insulation Products Inc): Thindown fabric
Polartec: Polartec Power Fill
Pontetorto and Vaude: Biopile fabric
PrimaLoft: Primaloft Gold Insulation with Cross Core and PrimaLoft Silver Insulation
Natural Blend
Sympatex Technologies: new heating systems for workwear
Teijin Frontier: Solotex Thermo fibre
ThermalTech: Thermaltech Copper Core Yarn, Thermaltech Heating Yarn and Thermaltech Interlining Mesh
Thermore: Thermore Freedom and Ecodown
Yeti: Crystal Down and RedFlex fibre

STATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL: FABRICS, FINISHES AND
MATERIALS WHICH FACILITATE COOLING

Coolcore: Natural Performance fabrics
Devan Chemicals: BI-OME Quick Dry and Tones of Cool
Nanotex: Dry Inside for cotton fabrics
Teijin Aramid: Teijinconex Coolnex Super Wicking Fabric
Teijin Frontier: knitted and laminated material for sportswear
Thermaltech: Thermaltech Cooling Yarn

DYNAMIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Cocona: 37.5 Technology
Devan Chemicals: Thermic
Directa Plus: G+ (Graphene Plus)
HeiQ: HeiQ Smart Temp
Outlast Technologies and Thai Acrylic Fibre: Outlast acrylic fibre
Thermore: Thermore Thermal Booster

OUTLOOK

List of tables
Table 1: Skin temperatures in different parts of the human body
Table 2: Clo values for different items of clothing and footwear
Table 3: RET values and wear comfort
Table 4: Moisture absorption of fibres

List of figures
Figure 1: Carl Gross Performance Suit 37.5
Figure 2: Salomon Toundra Pro CSWP W
Figure 3: Sheex women’s long sleeve T-shirt
Figure 4: 1130 AllroundWork High-Vis 37.5 Insulated Jacket CL3
Figure 5: Intexar Heat
Figure 6: comfortemp fiberball padding
Figure 7: Air pockets in Thermolite Dual Layer technology
Figure 8: Thindown

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Robin Anson, Editorial Director, Textiles Intelligence

Robin Anson is Editorial Director of Textiles Intelligence and a leading worldwide authority on textile and apparel industry strategy and trade issues with a career spanning 40 years. Previously having worked for The Economist for seven years, he founded Textiles Intelligence in 1992. As well as his role in Textiles Intelligence, Robin writes for textile and apparel publications, frequently speaks at textile industry conferences around the world, and is a commentator on textile industry issues in the financial press and on radio and television.

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