The last edition of Munich Fabric Start held from 31 January 2017 to 2 February 2017, celebrated textile innovation by organizing the second edition of The Hightex Awards innovation prize.

The most innovative and future-oriented product developments for fabrics and additionals from the show’s exhibitors were evaluated by a jury of experts and awarded in the fields of technology, smart fibers, sustainability, resource efficiency, finishing and functionality.

 

Tintex Textiles SA
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Tintex Textiles SA

Winner of the first prize of this edition was Tintex Textiles SA, Portuguese manufacturer that developed a breathable, comfortable and formaldehyde-free cork coated base jersey.

Soorty Denim
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Soorty Denim


The second prize went to Soorty Enterprises and its newly developed Denim Active, a denim specifically designed to be worn while going to the gym, cycling, shopping and even for staying at home. This material has thermo-regulating properties, it is 360° stretchable and made of a sustainable Cool-Max eco fiber obtained from 97% recycled resources such as plastic bottles. It is soft and comfortable and yet has a denim look and feel in a specially engineered second skin silhouette. Additional reflecting tapes added on the legs are designed for cyclists to be visible at night.

Thermore
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Thermore


The third prize went to Thermore for its Thermal Booster, a special polyester-based insulation finished with thermo-plastic polymers in their outer side. This padding material has high thermo-regulating properties as its insulation CLO value changes gradually between +20°C and -10°C by 20%, whereas all other known materials have a static CLO value, no matter which environmental temperature. Jackets made with this technology are comfortable both in mild climate and fierce winter environment and adapt to temperature changes in a few seconds.



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