HEAT REFLECTIVE FABRIC TECHNOLOGY PRODUCING LIGHTER, WARMER & THINNER INSULATED GARMENTS

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HIGH PERFORMANCE ECO-FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT FABRICS AND TEXTILES

 IN DEVELOPMENT

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ADVANCED COATING TECHNOLOGIES WITH REDUCED WATER, ENERGY AND CHEMICAL CONSUMPTION

IN DEVELOPMENT

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BREATHABLE HEAT RETENTION.

RADIANT BARRIER TECHNOLOGY.

LIGHTER, WARMER & THINNER.
INCREASED BREATHABILITY.
REDUCED CONSUMPTION.

 

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Xefco™ has pioneered research into heat reflective materials designed to aid the retention of body heat. Our patented advanced manufacturing techniques, combined with our in-depth understanding of thermodynamic properties, enables us to produce materials with superior functional performance.

 
 
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BREATHABLE HEAT RETENTION

  • Less bulk, same warmth, maximum breathability

  • Radiant barrier technology which reduces heat loss

  • Saves up to 50% insulation material to create thinner and lighter garments

  • Reduces environmental footprint (savings per standard insulated jacket are 280g of carbon dioxide, 10MJ of energy and 6L of water)

  • Exceptional efficiency and durability (more than 20 washings)

  • HeiQ XReflex™ materials are made from recycled sources and are also recyclable

  • Joint development with HeiQ

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Our patented XReflex™ fabrics utilise thin metallic layers that reflect radiating body heat not normally insulated by fibre or down insulations. HeiQ XReflex™ significantly reduces heat loss without adding weight or reducing the drape, stretch or air permeability of the fabric.

By more effectively reflecting body heat, HeiQ XReflex™ fabrics increase heat retention and allow less bulky insulation materials to be used, reducing weight, raw materials consumption and increasing breathability.

XReflex™ technology can be applied to a range of products including garments, sleeping bags, tents, footwear and more and can be optimised to suit specific customer and application requirements.

By improving the performance of synthetic insulation, HeiQ XReflex™ fabrics present a viable eco-friendly alternative to Down insulation, providing equivalent levels of warmth without the functional and environmental disadvantages.

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HEIQ XREFLEX™

Is radiant barrier technology that allows maintenance of the same level of warmth with half the insulation material.  An ultra-thin surface coating reflects radiant body heat for increased thermal retention to create a premium, lightweight, breathable fabric. 

Up to 50% reduced bulk makes HeiQ XReflex™ the perfect solution for outdoor and sports jackets, pants and skirts, lifestyle jackets and coats, as well as sleeping bags.

Performance fabrics enhanced with HeiQ XReflex™ maintain warmth with up to 50% less insulation material.  An ultra-thin reflective surface applied through high-tech vapour deposition allows this innovative technology to reflect the radiant heat of the body, increasing thermal resistance without altering air permeability. 

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FRONT FACE OF FABRIC:

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BACK FACE OF FABRIC:

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HeiQ XReflex™ includes an ultra-thin treatment on the yarn surface increases the thermal retention without altering air permeability of the fabric.

The unchanged fabric structure becomes visible by looking at the front face and the reflective back face of a woven fabric through a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

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