The 4D GRDXKN printing technology allows the printing of protection into the fabric of the material, preventing abrasions resulting from a fall or dragging on the road at high speeds. In collaboration with the sports textile manufacturer Q36.5, GRDXKN has developed a bib short and a jersey top using the state-of-the-art technology. The B2B collaboration between GRDXKN technology, Munich/Germany, and Q36.5, Q&E srl, Bolzano/Italy, aims to develop the most efficient textiles for cycling apparel while providing the highest comfort and protection for the racing cyclist.
The bib shorts and jersey top are abrasion resistant and shock absorbent. The material has been tested in crash simulations at up to 100 km/h. in this way, optimum protection is offered for road racers.
Particularly innovative is the rear ventilation of the printed areas, which ensures a comfortable wearing. GRDXKN technology thus offers not only protection, but also maximum comfort for the cyclist. With this innovation, the company has once again shown that 4D printing technology is ushering in a new era in textiles and sportswear.
4D printing technology enables the printing of features. At the same time, the weight of the textiles remains low and flexibility high. The integrated, volume-forming material is abrasion-resistant and shock-absorbent (tested). The printing technology transforms substrates into smart textiles. This cohesive material combination creates new application fields for textiles.
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