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New product in the HeiQ Smart Temp range provides activated cooling to sports enthusiasts (4/17/18)
The Swiss textile innovator HeiQ launches an upgraded version of its popular dynamic cooling
technology HeiQ Smart Temp. Based on an instant cooling hydro functional polymer, this patent
pending technology provides activated cooling to the wearer for enhanced performance and thermal
comfort. Inhouse thermoregulation performance measurements of a treated fabric revealed a 1.5°C to
2.5°C (2.7°F to 4.5°F) cooler skin temperature compared to an untreated fabric. During the
Performance Days Munich, the upgraded HeiQ Smart Temp technology can be experienced on high-
tech sports fabrics by Pontetorto and Tessitura Taiana Virgilio.
From its launch back in 2011 until today, the intelligent thermoregulation technology HeiQ Smart Temp
has grown to one of the market leading dynamic cooling technologies. More than 50 major brands
globally on more than 500 million garments use HeiQ’s most popular technology in their products
spanning the application scope from basic apparel and sportswear to home textiles. HeiQ Smart Temp
is used as the differentiating technology in Hanes’ X-Temp program, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Second
Skin range, Stance’s Feel 360 socks collection, Dickies’ Temp-iQ range and BekaertDeslee’s mattress
ticking goods – just to name a few. This outstanding achievement spurred HeiQ’s research and
development team on even more to move the previous product version to the next level.
Now, the Swiss textile innovator releases the new addition to the HeiQ Smart Temp family: HeiQ
Adaptive AC-06. This patent pending technology version equips the sports enthusiast with activated
cooling and enhanced performance and thermal comfort. Upgraded HeiQ Smart Temp interacts with
the wearer, helping to lower the skin’s temperature when it needs it most. The innovation is based on
an instant cooling hydro functional polymer that is activated when the skin temperature exceeds a
range between 28°C and 32°C (82.4°F and 89.6°F) and deactivated once cooling is complete. Two
actions are used to keep the body at the optimum performance temperature: Even before the first sign
of sweat on fabric, a melting action is activated, sending instant-cooling impulse directly to the skin.
And when the heat is really turned up, a vaporizing action transports sweat away from the body,
reducing the skin’s temperature by 1.5°C to 2.5°C (2.7°F to 4.5°F) compared to an untreated fabric
sample. Overall, the wearer feels cool, comfortable and focused to perform better – even in the most
uncomfortable of conditions.
Inhouse thermoregulation performance testing has revealed high reduction rates of the skin
temperature measured over a certain time by utilizing a thermal imaging infrared (FLIR) camera. The
FLIR camera set-up imitated the human skin while sweating at different levels of activity. “In contrast
to the Dynamic Evaporation testing, the FLIR camera measurement allows us to quickly though
accurately visualize the temperature change of a fabric treated with HeiQ Smart Temp, for example
compared to an untreated fabric sample,” says HeiQ’s Chief Technology Officer Walter Nassl.
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