News-Releases Index | HeiQ
Upgraded HeiQ Smart Temp: combining two energy actions to achieve instant cool and long-lasting cooling on fabrics (7/16/18)
Based on the mechanism of the recently unveiled, patent-pending instant cooling hydro functional
polymer, the Swiss textile innovator HeiQ announces that a suite of new products will be added to the
HeiQ Smart Temp product family for a full range of activated cooling technology, customizable for each
fabric type and intended cooling performance.
HeiQ recently launched the world’s first dynamic thermoregulation technology that enables both
instant cool and long-lasting cooling on fabric activated by our own body heat. While 65% of
activewear shoppers seek thermal regulation in clothing1, activewear brands may struggle with which
type of cooling solution suits the designated fabric and intended use of the final product. Performance
data suggests that evaporative cooling remains the most efficient cooling action as it most closely
simulates the skins’ natural sweat thermal regulating system2. However, static evaporation that does
not adjust according to changing body temperature may lead to discomfort as a wearer gets a chill
when the level of activity lowers but the cooling continues unconditionally. HeiQ’s first dynamic
thermal regulation technology – to-date a leading cooling technology applied on hundreds of millions
of garments of over 50 major brands worldwide, HeiQ Adaptive AC-03 – was a revolution in dynamic
cooling for that cooling is activated only when the body is hot and sweaty and deactivated once the
wearer’s body heat or the surrounding temperature drops3. The launch of HeiQ Adaptive AC-06
disrupts the market again as it, apart from the long-lasting dynamic cooling effect of vaporizing action,
confers an instant cool sensation via a melting action when body heat rises, independent from
moisture (i.e. before the first sign of sweat)4, increasing cooling efficiency by delaying the build-up of
body heat and sweat.
Based on the new possibility of combined cooling mechanisms, a suite of new products will be added
to the HeiQ Smart Temp product family, where HeiQ Adaptive AC-03 and -06 belong. All of them share
the dynamic temperature control feature and provide either instant cool, long-lasting cooling or both
effects to the wearer. The two cooling actions work independent of each other, meaning that you can
choose to add one or both effects depending on each fabric type and intended usage of the final
product, to achieve the optimal cooling effect.
HeiQ’s long-term brand partners using HeiQ Smart Temp in their products are showing high interest in
the novel cooling possibilities. These include Burton, Champion, DICK’S SecondSkin and Kjus.
HeiQ’s activated cooling technology will be featured at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM)
Trend + Design Center. Come to the presentations or visit HeiQ’s booths at ORSM (booth 1039-LL, 23-
26 July, Denver) and the Functional Fabric Fair (booth 417, 23-24 July, New York).
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