Outlast Technologies, a global leader in heat management and moisture reduction technology, recognizes Far Eastern New Century Corp. as the primary partner involved in the new Outlast polyester fiber development, the first-ever heat management polyester fiber. Far Eastern’s extensive development capabilities proved invaluable in taking the basic technical concept of Outlast polyester through to new fibers, yarns and fabric. Far Eastern’s chemical fiber division, manufacturer and seller of fiber and textile products, is developing fibers for both the short staple cotton spinning system and the long staple worsted wool system. Its spun yarn division developed a range of Outlast polyester/cotton yarns, and its fabric division developed the first Outlast polyester knit fabrics.
Other significant partners include Fountain Set Ltd. and Chia Her Industrial Co. Ltd., both longstanding partners with Outlast viscose and Outlast acrylic. “This new fiber is the result of global coordination across our operations in North America, Europe and Asia, unifying Outlast research and development efforts around the world,” says Greg Roda, president and CEO of Outlast Technologies.
Outlast polyester features heat management benefits, offering a unique fiber that can be applied to a range of functional apparel and next-to-skin applications. A bi-component fiber with a phase change material (PCM) core and polyester sheath, the new polyester offers superior comfort through heat management.