The Swiss leading textile manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG is the production partner for the Hydro_Bot panels, while the premium sportswear brand Kjus the primary product development partner. Kjus will be the first leading brand to take Hydro_Bot to market in selected skiwear products planned for the 2018/2019 season.
The high-tech wearable technology company Belginova is the technology partner for Hydro_Bot. It is providing operating systems and switches for applying the moisture management solution. Belginova will also deliver Hydro_Bot products through their own brand 30Seven.
Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has played a key role in conducting cutting-edge materials and technology research. Together with Osmotex and its three development partners, Empa is now involved in the final development to ensure the necessary durability, washability and performance of Hydro_Bot under different conditions.
“We want to support people in their work, leisure and sporting activities with intelligent textile products. For this reason, we develop and produce highly-functional fabrics, knits and innovative textile technologies. We are very excited about the prospects for Hydro_Bot as we see a great synergy for even smarter textile performance,” said Siegfried Winkelbeiner, CEO of Schoeller Textil AG.
“We teamed up with Osmotex to create an industry changing ski jacket. Hydro_Bot opens up new levels of skiwear comfort for our product development, and we are excited about the new alpine layering system in the pipeline,” said Nico Serena, CEO of Kjus.
“We are very happy to innovate wearable clothing again using Hydro_Bot as the engine for moisture management,” said Pol Speleers, co-founder of 30Seven and Belginova.
“As the place where innovation starts we are very excited at Empa to contribute to new textile developments like Hydro_Bot with our in-depth knowhow in materials science and computational simulation and to work with a group of outstanding companies covering the entire value chain of sports and performance clothing,” said Professor Dr Gian-Luca Bona, CEO of Empa. (KD)
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