Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / New silicone technology from Dow helps athletes feel good
New silicone technology from Dow helps athletes feel good
07
Mar '08
New textile silicone technologies from Dow Corning Corp are keeping athletes looking and feeling good. For athletes in football, soccer, and other high-impact sports, equipment is everything.

For maximum performance, professional equipment buyers know that products incorporating silicone technology offer the highest level of quality, aesthetics and safety.

"Modern athletes demand equipment, like athletic apparel, that combines protection with the latest looks," explained Charlie Zimmer, Dow Corning senior product marketing specialist.

"New developments in silicone technology allow athletic apparel manufacturers to deliver maximum performance, offering advanced protection while enhancing the aesthetic appeal and comfort of their products."

For years, retailers and consumers have asked for brightly colored, printed spandex garments, especially for T-shirts and gym shorts.

Athletic sponsors like to put their logos on team uniforms, but traditional inks lack color fastness and durability on garments made from elastic fabrics.

Dow Corning has developed a breakthrough technology for screen printing inks that allows manufacturers to print on a wide range of high-performance garments.

These new silicone-based inks offer improved durability, a non- tacky finish, and high elongation on elastic fabrics in addition to better durability and color fastness.

Until recently, protection for athletes meant heavy padding, which can reduce speed and agility. The Dow Corning Active Protection System, a "smart" impact protection textile, provides protection without impeding freedom of movement and flexibility.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

No shortage of cotton & yarn in country: Minister

There is no shortage of cotton and yarn in the country, and the...

Pic courtesy: Sutlej Textiles & Industries Ltd

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

Sutlej Textiles’ Q1 FY18 EBITDA expands to Rs 76.28 cr

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL), one of India’s largest...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

CAI revises 2016-17 cotton crop to 337.25 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has upwardly revised cotton crop...

Interviews View All

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

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

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

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

July 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

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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


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



X