Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has teamed up with Eurojersey, an Italian producer of technical fabrics under its Sensitive Fabrics brand, to produce a range of fabrics containing the company’s graphene-based products. The new line will focus on high-performance technical fabrics targeting sportswear and underwear sectors.
The companies are conducting joint R&D to further develop the prototype textiles into product samples that will be marketed to the customers of Directa Plus and Eurojersey. The lamination of Sensitive Fabrics with Grafytherm functional membranes containing G+, distributed exclusively by Directa Textile Solutions, reportedly produces a technologically advanced fabric with unique thermal features: the presence of G+ graphene, which is highly thermally conductive, allows a homogeneous distribution of the heat produced by the human body in cold weather and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather. The first R&D samples of these innovative technical textiles were presented by Eurojersey at ISPO, the sport and sportswear international trade fair held in Munich. Alongside their thermal features, they are characterized by high elasticity and a high degree of breathability, as well as being highly waterproof and windproof. As a result, they are ideal for sporting activities.
In January 2016, Directa Plus and Colmar were set to launch a line of graphene-enhanced sportswear; In February 2017, Directa Plus and Colmar launched a second collection of graphene-enhanced ski jackets.