News-Releases Index | Directa Plus
Oakley® and Bioracer launch Graphene Plus cycling jersey (7/9/18)
Directa Plus plc, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and
industrial markets, is pleased to announce that Oakley®, in collaboration with Bioracer, a designer and
manufacturer of innovative, customised clothing for cycling teams and individuals as well as for other
sporting activities, have launched the G+ Graphene Aero Jersey containing the Company’s graphene-
based products. Unveiled today at the EUROBIKE 2018 trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the
new jersey is designed to leverage the unique properties of Graphene Plus (G+) to dissipate heat from
the rider’s body enabling them to focus less on the conditions around them and more on performance.
The Company’s unique, printed G+ planar thermal circuit distributes the heat generated by the body
and dissipates it when needed to significantly improve the comfort of the wearer and enable riders to
use less energy to regulate their body temperature. Fabrics treated with G+ are also electrostatic and
bacteriostatic. These properties contribute to moisture management and have an anti-odour effect,
and, if placed on the outside of the garment, G+ reduces the friction with air and water to facilitate top
sporting performance. In addition, Directa Plus’ production process is chemical-free and its graphene-
based products have been independently certified as non-toxic and non-cytotoxic.
Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus, said: “We are honoured that Oakley and
Bioracer have launched the G+ Aero Jersey incorporating our Graphene Plus, which follows extensive
lab and road testing. It is a significant endorsement of the strengths of our offer and, in particular, the
thermal regulation abilities of our G+ planar thermal circuit. Sportswear represents a substantial
potential market for our G+ and we’re delighted to have added cycling clothing to our portfolio of G+-
enhanced textiles for sport, which includes skiing, golf and athleisure. We congratulate Oakley and
Bioracer on this launch – a first of its kind cycling garment – and look forward to expanding our
relationship with them.”
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