Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Velcro unveils high-performance breathable textile fabric
Velcro unveils high-performance breathable textile fabric
24
Sep '09
Velcro USA Inc., a company that has spent the last 50 years making lives easier with its innovative products, announced its latest invention: an incredible new fabric called VELCRO brand EVAPTEX. EVAPTEX fabric is a woven high-performance breathable textile that wicks water away from the skin and allows for air to circulate through while keeping the fabric temperature-neutral for the wearer.

“In response to feedback from the medical and emergency responder markets about heat retention, moisture, weight, comfort and thickness of the fabrics currently available, we set out to create a new type of fabric that addresses all of these concerns and virtually disappears from sensory perception when worn,” commented Daryl Pfaff, Senior Marketing Manager and leader of the team that invented EVAPTEX fabric. “In essence, you are wearing a fabric that feels like it isn't there.”

EVAPTEX fabric offers many product features combined in a single superior product. These features include:
- Patent-pending evaporation technology which wicks moisture away from the skin and creates a temperature-neutral environment.
- Soft surface next to the skin for long-lasting comfort.
- Anti-microbial properties from the material's silver ion technology to eliminate odors and repel harmful bacteria.
- Durability allowing EVAPTEX fabric to be machine washed

VELCRO brand hook-compatible loop surface to ease positioning and adjusting of fasteners, resulting in the perfect fit for the wearer.

EVAPTEX fabric can be incorporated easily into medical devices, such as sleep apnea headgear, orthopedic braces and tracheotomy straps, where the anti-microbial properties of the fabric are most important. EVAPTEX fabric is also ideally suited for turnout gear and fire protection suits where safety isn't the only concern. Moisture control and breathability that make the gear more comfortable can be overlooked.

“Whether it's a patient who was just diagnosed with sleep apnea and wants the most comfortable headgear possible in order to assure compliance, or a firefighter who needs turnout gear that protects him from the heat and flames but wants to prevent chaffing and discomfort from low-quality linings, EVAPTEX fabric is now the logical choice,” added Pfaff.

In high-performance situations, breathable fabric is a must. Although many fabrics wick moisture and perspiration away from the skin, EVAPTEX fabric offers the advanced moisture processing from the inside-out needed to keep the wearer dry and neutralize odors while also creating a water- and bacteria-resistant barrier from the outside-in.

“The market has asked for this fabric, and we are pleased that two years of R&D has resulted in such a superior product,” continued Pfaff. “A simple test of EVAPTEX fabric reveals its amazing capabilities, and although the applications are zimitless, early interest from the medical and fire protection markets demonstrates the fabric's perfect application for high-performance use.”


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Nov 2017

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

A mini apparel factory was opened recently at Sri Lanka’s Menik Farm...

Egypt keen to boost ties with India in MSMEs, textiles

Textiles | On 23rd Nov 2017

Egypt keen to boost ties with India in MSMEs, textiles

Egypt is eager to boost cooperation with India, particularly in the...

India begins review of anti-dumping duty on caustic soda

Textiles | On 23rd Nov 2017

India begins review of anti-dumping duty on caustic soda

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD), under ...

Interviews View All

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

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

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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

November 2017

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
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

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
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

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
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

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
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


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