Startup will make shape-shifting thermal control

April 24th, 2020

Skyscrape, a West Coast-based startup, is making clothing that naturally adapts to the temperature of both the wearer and the environment, the company says. The company has created yarns to create clothing that changes shape as temperatures change, becoming thicker as temperatures drop, providing more insulation and comfort to the wearer. Active yarns in the […]

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Wearable device camouflages body heat

April 13th, 2020 Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes—a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match.  The technology can adapt to temperature changes in just […]

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HeiQ technology offers increased warmth-to-bulk ratio

January 21st, 2019

HeiQ has launched a radiant barrier technology designed to allow outerwear, mid-layers, sleeping bags and other products to maintain warmth and breathability while reducing bulk by as much as 50 percent, the company says. HeiQ XReflex employs an ultra-thin reflective surface, applied through a vapor deposition process, which reflects the body’s radiant heat. The company claims that by […]

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Eurojersey launches graphene-containing fabric with Directa Plus

February 21st, 2018

Directa Plus has teamed up with Italian textile company Eurojersey and sportswear brand Colmar for two collections containing its graphene-based product. Directa says the inclusion of G+ provides a bacteriostatic effect, as well as even distribution of body heat and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather. It is Eurojersey’s first graphene-containing technical fabric, and […]

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On a larger scale

May 9th, 2017

Keeping a person warm, cooled and therefore safe in extreme environmental conditions is no small matter. I speak from personal experience, as I have a lake cabin in northern Minnesota. The temperature has been known to hit -40°F. Don’t even think about the wind chill index at that temperature. Of course, I don’t think about […]

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