Thermoregulation technology is becoming increasingly important in order for athletes to perform at their best. The supplier of specialty chemicals Devan has been supporting high-performance sport in the UK and Belgium with its ‘cool comfort technology’ Moov&Cool.
Working alongside the English Institute for Sport (EIS), Manchester/UK, and Sally Cowan Ltd., Belper/UK, the technology is being applied to garments with the aim of improving the thermal comfort of elite athletes. The Moov&Cool textile finish consists of a multi-functional polymer technology that absorbs heat during performance and improves the moisture management properties of the fabric. The treatment has been designed to simultaneously react to sweat build up and heat emission.
In Belgium, Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium, has been involved in the Gold2Gold project carried out by Sport Vlaanderen, Brussels. Gold2Gold is a unique collaboration between sports, government and the industry to prepare Belgian athletes to perform better in hot environments during world-level championships. Thermoregulating technology is increasingly becoming a key aspect of endurance performance.