Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products, has announced that Colmar, the high-end sportswear company, has launched a new collection of ski jackets containing the Company’s graphene-based products.
The new Technologic G+ ski jacket is the second Colmar collection to contain Directa's Graphene Plus (G+) and follows the ski-suit of the first capsule collection, worn by the French national ski team for multiple successful tournaments.
The new collection consists of three ski jackets with the inclusion of Directa's G+ graphene technology. Directa Plus’ ability to supply tailor-made graphene-based products has enabled the incorporation of G+ with different textiles in each jacket based on the requirement of the particular garment:
- the Technologic G+ jacket is padded with wadding printed with G+
- the Bormio G+ jacket (based on a design originally created for the 1985 Ski World Cup in Bormio) has an outer shell made with a membrane containing G+
- the Guaina Zeno G+ jacket (based on a design created for the Italian ski champion Zeno Colò in the 1950s) has a G+ lining
It was explained that the key benefit of incorporating G+ is that it enables the fabric to act as a filter between the body and the external environment, ensuring the ideal temperature for the wearer. Due to the thermal conductive properties of graphene, the warmth produced by the human body is preserved and distributed evenly in cold climates, yet dispersed in warm climates, and allows an even body temperature during physical activity. Fabrics treated with Graphene Plus are also electrostatic and bacteriostatic. If placed on the outside of the garment, such as with the ski suit worn by the French national ski team, G+ reduces the friction with air and water to enable top sporting performance.