Swiss company SCOTT Sports SA introduces ITD ProTec-Technology for bikewear, a blend of carbon yarns and ceramic printing to provide extra abrasion resistance, especially in high-risk situations. Developed with Schoeller®, the new The SCOTT RC ProTec outfit is the first bikewear kit featuring this technology and will be available to consumers in 2015.
In the racing scene, crashes at high speed happen with some regularity, normally not causing broken bones, but definitely tearing the skin. This can lead to infections and, in many cases, a recovery period of three to four weeks. The knit carbon yarns used in this technology ensure higher breakage strength, as well as an antibacterial effect. This, combined with the ceramic printing on the fabric, leads to a robustness and durability, even in crashes on asphalt at high speed.
The new fabric has been tested for two years by Schoeller with pro teams, by SCOTT with in-house product testers, and by an external laboratory that compared it to other fabrics typically used in the bikewear industry. Testing showed that fabrics with the ITD ProTec-Technology have significantly better strength and higher abrasion resistance
SCOTT is the first bikewear brand to use Schoeller® abrasion resistant inserts in its products, and will have exclusive use of the technology for the next two years.