Textile finishing company Devan Chemicals has launched its patent-pending “Moov&Cool” technology. Called a “cool comfort technology,” the innovation has the potential to improve athletic performance for both amateurs and professionals by helping to regulate core body temperature.
The product consists of a multi-functional polymer technology that absorbs heat during performance and improves the moisture management properties of the fabric. Applied by either padding or spray, the treatment targets and regulates core body temperature and simultaneously reacts to sweat build up and heat emission.
The purpose of the technology is to boost the performances of athletes. The company collaborated with the University of Leuven and Bakala Academyin Belgium to evaluate and prove the finishing technology. According to Devan, the first results indicate that it has an effect on heart rate and lactate levels. Test results also show a decrease in core temperature of around 0.4°C.
Devan will continue testing in order to evaluate the impact of Moov&Cool when applied to different fiber types and fabric structures. The company aims to provide different application levels to optimize the benefits of the technology for individual sporting activities where performance intensity may play a major role in the protection required.