Sympatex Technologies has won the Future Materials Award 2014. The winning product Sympatex Phaseable is especially suitable for high levels of physical effort during sports and outdoor activities. The laminate offers an intelligent climate regulation by using a dynamic thermal insulation.
The three-dimensional half-layer on the inside of the laminate only touches the skin punctually in the form of foam points. During the recovery phase of the athlete, an insulating air layer is created between the skin and the laminate. When physical activity is increased, moisture is produced, which lets the compact hydrophilic Sympatex membrane swell up. Thus, the foam points disappear, the distance to the skin is reduced, and the laminate gets closer to the skin. This offers a better moisture transport and breathability. In addition, the breathability increases during higher levels of physical activity due to the dynamic climate regulation.
There are also environmental benefits. As an ecological alternative among functional textile specialists, Sympatex doesn't use any solvents for its technology. The carbon footprint is also kept as low as possible.
Sympatex develops membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products. It is a pioneer for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application.