PrimaLoft, an innovation leader in the field of performance textiles, is presenting its new PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel. The materials science specialists at PrimaLoft have joined the ultra-light and the permeable Aerogel, which is famous in space investigation, with PrimaLoft technologies, making them usable for the textiles industry.
The outcome is a very effective insulation that is mostly used in footwear and gloves, which protects against extreme cold and warmth even when compressed.
“PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel is designed to give comfort in extraordinary weather conditions as it ensures against freezing temperatures, and heat. This is made conceivable through little air chambers that form a warm barricade that locks out the inconvenience of punishing temperatures. Integrated into shoes and gloves, PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel optimally performs, even under strain,” the company says.
“While lofted insulations can lose their elite performance under sustained compression, PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel gives phenomenal execution even when compressed by the movement of the hands and feet, retaining 98% thermal performance. This is particularly key for footwear, where each additional millimeter determines optimal fit and comfort.”
Research facility tests have demonstrated that insoles with PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel keep the foot warmer by 14°C in extreme cold (- 78°C) and 10°C cooler in high heat (60°C) than previous PrimaLoft footwear insulation. The tough PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel is additionally very fleaxable, waterproof and greatly lightweight.
Aerogels comprise of 95% air, making them the lightest known solids and a standout amongst the most effective insulation materials. A profoundly permeable structure with low density forms a barrier, shutting out uncomfortable cold or warmth. PrimaLoft offers these in the form of adaptable, encapsulated foot beds, insoles, toe caps and glove inserts, which can be customised for each brand partner.
In the winter season 2018/19, PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel is used as a part of the super warm skiing glove Reusch Volcano Pro GTX Mitten, in a range of 42 coats by Helly Hansen, where it is utilised as a Life pocket to shield specialised gear from the cold, and in the award winning Merrell Thermo Rogue climbing shoe. Different partners include Outdoor Research, Viking and Viking Footwear, among others.