Outlast technology

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Experience the Outlast difference

Outlast technology enhances textiles by providing the benefit of proactive temperature regulation that manages heat and moisture in many textiles. As a company committed to temperature regulation, Outlast can give you the technology to provide more comfortable solutions to everyday life. When you manage temperature, heat, and moisture your customers can feel “just right”. Find out more about Outlast technology.

Technology  

Outlast® technology, originally developed for NASA, utilises phase change materials (PCM) that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort.  Outlast® technology is comparable to ice in a drink; as it changes from solid to liquid, it absorbs heat and cools the drink, keeping that drink at the desired temperature for longer. Outlast® phase change materials work in the same way, but are micro-encapsulated to be permanently enclosed and protected in a polymer shell. We call micro-encapsulated phase change materials Thermocules™.

This encapsulation process makes the Thermocules™ exceptionally durable for many applications. These Thermocules™ can be incorporated into fabrics and fibers and have the capacity to absorb, store and release excess heat.  This gives any product containing Outlast® technology the ability to continually regulate skin’s micro-climate. As the skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, and as it cools, that heat is released.



Outlast® technology is not wicking technology, which manages moisture by reacting to your sweat and pulling it away from the skin. Outlast® technology will proactively manage heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins. That’s the Outlast® difference.

 

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How it works

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1 Outlast thermocules absorb the excess heat.

2 Stored heat is released to the body as needed.

3 The result is a constant microclimate.

Temperature stability of products with and without Outlast technology

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Outlast technology cover (stable)

Standard cover fabric (larger fluctuation)