Invista, global supplier of premium textile fibers, has launched the new Thermolite Infrared technology, a new product offering for the Thermolite Pro brand.

The new technology is solar-activated by the sun or by artificial light sources using unique Near Infrared (NIR) yarns. The yarns absorb the NIR rays to raise the temperature of the garment. The hollow fiber technology provides insulation and minimizes heat loss to help optimize performance, even in freezing temperatures. NIR performance is permanent and lasts as long as the garment.

In addition to its warming properties, Thermolite Infrared technology is also engineered to help garments dry faster than garments with conventional technologies. As a consequence body heat can keep the wearer warm instead of drying the garment. This provides the wearer with longer protection from extreme cold.

Thermolite Infrared technology is being launched to support the Outdoor market first, specifically as insulation for jackets, gloves, caps and sleeping bags. Additional Thermolite Infrared technology applications in other end uses will be announced later in 2016.

Thermolite is activated by sunlight (photo: Invista)
Thermolite is activated by sunlight (photo: Invista)