Polartec has announced the latest advancement of award-winning Polartec Power Air fabric technology. The knit construction that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce fiber shedding is now made to be 100 percent recyclable and circular, and also 25 percent lighter than the initial product.
Polartec Power Air, launched last year with brands like Houdini, Adidas, Burton and NOBULL, is an innovative platform offering advanced thermal efficiency by encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction. Insulation that effectively regulates core body temperature has traditionally been achieved via lofted or high-pile knit structures that hold warm air. As the first fabric construction to encase air with a continuous yarn, initial versions of Polartec Power Air are proven to shed at least five times less than other premium mid-layer weight fabrics. The foundational technology platform will eventually provide shedding reduction to all existing apparel categories (including insulation, lightweight next to skin, and extreme weather protection).