Sympatex launches the innovative “Seamless Climate Technology” with waterproof knitted legs at the Lineapelle for the first time
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After the successful spring presentation at the Lineapelle trade fair in February 2015, Sympatex Technologies will again take part in the leading international leather fair in Milan this fall (9th to 11th September 2015). Together with its longtime Italian distribution partner PIDIGI S.p.A., the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists will present high-performance technologies as well as the latest laminate developments in the business area “footwear”.
As a highlight, Sympatex will introduce a further development of “Sympatex Climate Technology”. Based on a highly functional upper technology, the functional specialist can now offer laminated knitted legs for the first time, which are 100% waterproof and windproof as well as optimally breathable due to the extremely flexible Sympatex membrane. Another advantage lies in the seamless leg, which means it is taped with just one seam to the heel. Customers can choose between a wide range of colours and knitting patterns. The material mix of the 100% recyclable “guaranteed green” Sympatex membrane and the hydrophobic, knitted upper offers allows a year-round use.
Another Sympatex technology has become increasingly popular: More and more Sympatex partners like VAUDE (outdoor sports), Deeluxe (winter sports) and Rock Fall (protective workwear) use “Moisture-tech® by Sympatex”. Due to the extremely absorbent material, moisture is quickly transported away from the foot and is kept away from the lining by an outward suction effect. The advantage is a high level of comfort and dry feet for maximum performance in all weather. Furthermore, the longtime customer Baltes has also chosen Moisture-tech® 360°: An innovative insole, which offers a perfect all-round solution for comfortable dry feet in any weather in combination with the Moisture-tech® lining laminates. Excellent Empa* test values have confirmed the high performance of Moisture-tech® 360°.
Test results: *Empa Eidgenössische Material- und Forschungsanstalt (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology); Empa test report No. 5214000965
Guaranteed Green – The Sympatex recyclable membrane
As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex® Technologies has been a synonym for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide. The Sympatex membrane is highly breathable, 100% wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100% recyclable, bluesign® certified, and it received the ‘Öko-Tex-Standard 100’ certificate. It is also PTFE-free and PFC-free. The technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint. Sympatex Technologies is represented worldwide with sales offices and branches. www.sympatex.com