MARKET leader in phase change materials (PCM), Outlast Technologies announced that partner fibre producer Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd has developed a new generation of PCM acrylic fibre with Outlast technology. A new production process, which involves a non-encapsulated pPCM system, has allowed the Outlast acrylic fibre to perform four times better than the existing versions. The new process also enhances spinning and dyeing properties. Because it blends well with wool, the Outlast acrylic fibre, which manages heat while controlling the production of moisture for greater comfort, is particularly recommended for socks.
While other technologies merely wick away humidity, Outlast manages heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins, thus reducing humidity inside the garment.