KnitWarm @ knittingindustry.com - Performance Days: Thermal Performance for Functional Sportswear
This season’s focus at functional fabric fair Performance Days in Munich was on thermal technologies and covered a diverse range of fabrics and materials, which can increase warmth or store and release body heat, as well as fabrics and systems, which can generate additional heat.
Electronic textile systems
In collaboration with the KnitWarm® Limited, Lenzing has produced a jacket and scarf, which were 3D knitted with Tencel® and conductive yarns to provide the wearer with dynamic warmth on demand. The material can be used in the entire product or as panels, sewn into specific areas of a garment for strategic warmth. When connected to an electrical source and activated through the controller, the material heats up in less than 60 seconds.