COOLCORE® bestowed with “Best Innovation for Sports and Outdoor Apparel” Award
Coolcore, the global leader in thermoregulation fabrics, today announced that it won the award for “Best Innovation – Sports and Outdoor Apparel” for its patented line of cooling fabrics, from the ITMA Future Materials Awards. The World Textile Information Network (WTIN) organizes the industry-leading awards, celebrating the best innovations the textiles industry can offer, with 19 dedicated categories providing competition for all end-use sectors for technical textiles as well as materials experts, product developers and designers
“It’s an unbelievable honour to be recognised by our industry colleagues, for this incredibly important achievement, especially considering we were up against eleven world-class companies,” exclaimed Kevin McCarthy, president and CEO of Coolcore. “We’re extremely excited to be at the forefront of chemical-free thermoregulation at this exciting time in technical textiles.”
In addition to the award for “Best Innovation,” Coolcore was named a finalist in the “Groundbreaking Partnership” category for its collaboration marketing launch programs. Coolcore fabric formulations have also earned the prestigious “Innovative Technology” recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be awarded this recognition for “Cooling Power.”
Aside from being a leader in apparel fabric innovations, Coolcore provides innovation for headwear and accessories anchored by two crucial patents. Coolcore owns U.S Patent No. 8,440,119 for its cooling material innovation. The patent covers the manufacturing of any chemical-free cooling fabric that transfers moisture away from the skin, while regulating the movement and evaporation of that moisture throughout the fabric as described in the patent. Coolcore was also issued U.S. Patent No. 9,121,642 for “Method of Cooling an Object with a Fabric.” The patent covers activation that includes wetting the item, wringing out excess liquid, and snapping or waving the fabric to activate the moisture control through the fabric. Even more specifically, the present invention is for a fabric that becomes cool when activated by liquid, and thereafter remains cool for an extended period of time.
Coolcore has several partnerships with global consumer brands such as Brooks, Cabelas, Disney, and LL Bean, to develop and commercialize thermoregulation performance fabrics.
Coolcore, the global leader in thermoregulation fabrics, has partnerships to develop fabrics for consumer brands throughout the world. The patented, chemical-free Coolcore materials deliver three distinct functions — wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation — going far beyond traditional moisture-management textiles by managing thermoregulation and reducing surface fabric temperature up to 30 percent lower than skin temperature when moisture is present. Coolcore fabric formulations have earned the prestigious “Innovative Technology” recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be bestowed with this recognition for “Cooling Power.”
The ITMA Industry Excellence Award were bestowed to Levi Strauss & Co, NoStone by Tonella. The Research & Innovation Excellence Award went to Jan Vincent Jordan for his Masters thesis “Development and assembly of a test bench for the analysis of magnetic weft insertion”, submitted by ITA, the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen.