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Schoeller’s heated e-soft–shell wins Design Prize Switzerland (11/3/17)
Textile and technologies innovators Schoeller Textil AG from the Rhine valley is the proud winner of the Design Prize Switzerland 2017/18, picking up the award for Excellent Swiss Design in the textile category on November 3, 2017 in Langenthal, Switzerland. Together with the entire Schoeller team, the attending Schoeller delegation –Roland Lottenbach (Head of Research and Development, left), Dagmar Signer (Marketing, center) and Ruedi Ku?hne (CFO, right) - takes enormous delight in this recognition for the many years of intensive work. Schoeller received the award for its heated fabric, E-softshell. Among others, the evaluation criteria were: technologies, material combinations, zeitgeist and innovation.
E-softshell by the meter
The Design Prize judging panel’s comments on Schoeller’s development included: Electrically heated clothing that makes it possible for us to stay pleasantly warm in winter has long been a dream of the textiles industry. Projects in this field have hardly made it beyond the development and trial phase hitherto. But now Schoeller Textil has created E-softshell, a material that makes this utopia a reality.
E-softshell is a laminate consisting of bi-elastic tissue, machined lining and a functional corkshell coating. The heating technology is integrated with the fabric in a diamond-shaped geometrical pattern. It is based on metallic yarns, making it possible for the material to be evenly heated at standard voltages. The fabric is designed to be sold off the roll, and can be cut up without affecting the embedded technology. It is suitable above all as clothing for outdoor activities or motorcycling – but applications in the fashion or wellness worlds could also come into consideration.
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