Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Clariant-Schoeller-UA develop coldblack sportswear range
Clariant-Schoeller-UA develop coldblack sportswear range
26
Apr '12
Clariant, a global leader in specialty chemicals, and Schoeller, a Swiss company specializing in innovative textile technologies, helped US-based sports performance brand Under Armour (UA) to develop its latest coldblack sportswear collection which displays advanced UV protection and reflection. The new collection was launched in March 2012 and is already creating a sensation in the US sports market.

Light colored textiles reflect both visible and invisible rays of sunlight, while dark ones absorb both. Award-winning coldblack finishing technology significantly reduces the absorption of heat rays, particularly by darker colored clothing. The result is greatly improved heat management, reliable protection from UV rays and a much wider design color palette for athletes who participate in outdoor competition.

In addition, coldblack contains only bluesign1 approved components. The benefits of coldblack innovation are recognized by Under Armour, which has adopted the coldblack technology in its sports apparel ranges for men's and women's running, golf, and training apparel categories.

The US-based sports performance brand drives its mission to make all athletes better through science, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation, and is endorsed by athletes at all levels. It is an approach that has seen the company go from strength to strength since its formation in 1996 by former University of Maryland footballer Kevin Plank, whose initial ambition was to bring to the market a superior tee-shirt providing both compression and moisture management.

Since then, a range of performance wear innovations has been rolled out, drawing on the latest developments from textile chemical and fabric innovators like Clariant and Schoeller.

Clariant and Schoeller mobilized their experts in Switzerland, Europe, the US and worldwide in order to deploy the intensive lab research, development and testing that was required for the coldblack technology, along with close co-ordination with selected mill partners on four continents.

In total, some 144 separate coldblack formulations have been developed to date and will be supplied for ranges that include 100% knitted and woven polyester fabrics, as well as blends with elastane and polyamide, in an extensive range of colors.

In addition, the Sanitized hygiene function, an antimicrobial finish manufactured by SANITIZED AG and distributed worldwide by Clariant, will provide freshness, performance and wearing comfort within the ranges.

“We are very excited to team up with Under Armour and work closely with Schoeller on this project, which once again demonstrates the valueadding power of Clariant as a technology provider when our experts are involved from the early stages of development,” said Brad McClanahan, Global Head, Apparel & Interior at Clariant.

“Under Armour underlines the positive benefits coldblack can bring in all kinds of activity,”says Hans Kohn, COO of Schoeller Technologies. “The winning combination of reflecting direct sunlight and providing UV protection brings new levels of functionality to the sports apparel market.”

Clariant


Must ReadView All

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

The global economic upswing that began around mid-2016 has become...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

ITMA 2019 expanding space due to overwhelming response

Due to overwhelming response, the exhibition space has been increased ...

BIDA’s Europe trip to showcase a different Bangladesh

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Apr 2018

BIDA’s Europe trip to showcase a different Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is taking a...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search