Bekaert Textiles Group has partnered with Swiss company HeiQ, incorporating HeiQ’s ADAPTIVE intelligent textile technology into bedding products. ADAPTIVE uses the energy of the body to accelerate moisture wicking, evaporation and cooling. This innovation is based on a unique hydro-functional polymer whose properties change in response to temperature, releasing and transporting moisture. Applied to bedding textiles, ADAPTIVE keeps the consumer comfortably cool and dry throughout the night and improves sleep quality.
In a 2011 study, the U.S. National Sleep Foundation found that 87 percent of participants experience a sleep problem at least once a week and that 79 percent rated “cool sleep” as the main criteria for their sleep quality.
Beckaert Textiles Group is part of Gilde-Parcom, a multi-national company, and is both a technology partner of HeiQ and an ingredient branding partner.