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|Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:58 pm Post subject: Moisture absorbing fabric
|Dupont Textiles & Interiors now known as Invista and a subsidiary of DuPont is the largest integrated fibers company in the world. They developed CoolMax in 1986 as the first fabric to have a moisture management system. Sounds complicated? Well its not.
Inside CoolMax - What is it and how does it work?
CoolMax fabric removes moisture away from the skin and transfers it through to the surface. That’s it. That is the short definition of a moisture management system. How does this happen? CoolMax was created using four channel polyester fibers that are weaved together in cross sections to allow air to flow through the fabric. The term used to describe the evaporation of moisture is called ‘wicking’.
Wicking its Way to Victory
What does all of this mean? There is a list of benefits for CoolMax fabric but there is one truly unique quality that makes it stand out from other performance clothing. CoolMax does not use chemically treated fabrics to create the moisture management system, instead the performance is built in due to the way it is constructed as described above. Other performance clothing using chemically treated fabrics will wash away and deteriorate over time making them less effective. There are physical and psychological benefits. Listed below are the other substantial benefits of the CoolMax breathability and quick drying quality.
* Keeps skin dry and warm
* Temperature regulating
* Keeps you hydrated by decreasing the need to sweat
* Decreased heart rate
* Decreases exertion by increasing hydration and by maintaining body temperatures
* Comfortable and form fitting
* Ideal for layering