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Sympatex Technologies Wins Performance Award 2013

High-performance lining laminate “Moisture-tech® Volterra” convinces jury of experts

Unterföhring / Munich, November 7th 2013 It is official now: Munich Performance Days, the leading trade fair for functional fabrics and materials (19th – 21st November 2013, MOC), has given the Performance Award 2013 to the Sympatex product “Moisture-tech® Volterra”. A jury of renowned experts has selected the 4-layer footwear laminate among more than 600 submissions. Moisture-tech® Volterra, a material mix of polyester and polyamide, offers great comfort and dry feet for optimal performance under changing weather conditions.

The winning product is perfect for intense physical activities like sport and outdoor activities thanks to the innovative technology Moisture-tech® by Sympatex. The moisture is transferred quickly from the foot to the lining and then through an intermediate layer to the 100% waterproof and windproof as well as optimal breathable “guaranteed green” Sympatex membrane. Once there, the moisture generates large scale activation of the hydrophilic membrane which speeds up the transmission of water vapor. This results in a perfect microclimate due to a quicker drying of the lining after the production of extreme moisture as well as in a reduction of odor.

Stefan Brandt, Director Footwear at Sympatex, will present the advantages of the technology at the Performance Forum on 21st November at 10:00 am. In addition, the material will be showcased at the Performance Gate for trade fair visitors. In July 2012, Empa*, the International Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in Switzerland, proved the superiority of Moisture-tech® by Sympatex in comparison with other leading technologies by competitors.

The Performance Award jury of renowned experts – journalists, engineers, garment manufacturers, textile agents and trade fair representatives – was very impressed by the technical solution: “Moisture transport through several layers of laminated fabrics has been a relevant topic of great significance in the industry. The jury was mostly impressed by the intelligent development of Sympatex, because the concept is well thought-out, from the yarn to the process system and the implementation in the product. The realisation of the precise problem of ‘moisture inside the shoe’ was solved brilliantly, and this technology will hopefully inspire other people.”

* Empa: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Empa test report no. 460‘650/09.05.12

Guaranteed Green – The Sympatex recyclable membrane
As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex® Technologies has been a pioneer 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, received the “Öko-Tex-Standard 100” certificate and is absolutely 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 a subsidiary of Sympatex Holding GmbH with sales offices and branches worldwide.

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