Ensuring clients receive a garment that has effective contact and fits well is important, but we also recognize that wearing a garment against the skin for longer periods, especially in warmer climates, can be difficult. To maximise comfort for our clients, we have now upgraded our garments by applying an active cooling treatment to our Powernet fabrics.
HeiQ Smart Temp Active Cooling
Our Powernet fabric it is now treated with HeiQ Smart Temp active cooling properties during the production process. This is a patented dynamic cooling technology designed to keep clients cooler, dryer and more comfortable while wearing their garment.
This fabric treatment dynamically responds to the changing temperature of the skin and the environment by activating during rising body temperature and deactivating once cooling is complete.
This unique responsive material changes its properties in response to rising body temperature. The fabric senses an increase in temperature and perspiration causing the garment to evaporate moisture faster when you are hot and slows when your body heat lowers. The fabric supports the skins natural ability to regulate body temperature for an activated cooling effect.
Compared to untreated fabric, the greater dynamic evaporation rate of the treated Powernet fabric provides outstanding thermal comfort for the wearer.
Powernet fabric is used within our customised and ready to wear garments and this upgrade is part of our continued commitment to innovate and enhance our products to ensure they work at an optimal level for our clients.
Testing and Performance
Clinical testing conducted revealed the following results:
- Up to 2.5°C cooler fabric temperature than untreated fabric
- Higher level of evaporation than untreated fabrics
- Less water condensation than untreated fabrics
- 100% of cooling performance maintained for up to 40 washes
- Independently tested as safe for the skin