Utilising the latest in ‘phase changing’ technology, So® Comfort offers a performance leading ‘functional’ fibre which, when used in fabrics, helps to provide the user with a consistent balance of temperature in-line with the body’s natural ‘comfort zone’.
Encapsulated within the fibre are ‘microspheres’ which absorb and release excess heat, keeping the microclimate temperature between the fabric and the skin within a comfortable range.
By responding to the change of temperature in either direction, the user is provided with a consistent regulated temperature, thus avoiding the discomfort which arises from hot and cold extremes.
Why Choose So® Comfort?
- When used within fabrics, So® Comfort helps to keep the user comfortable by preventing fluctuations in body temperature and can be used to keep wearers cool within hot or physical environments, whilst providing a warming effect when the temperature drops.
- When used for bedding it can aid sleep by helping to regulate skin temperature throughout the night.
- The fibre can be blended with viscose, acrylic & polyester, as well as natural fibres and even modacylic for additional benefits and performance.As the external temperature rises, the encapsulated PCM moves from a solid to a liquid which, in turn, absorbs excess heat and provides the wearer with a ‘cooling effect’.
In a cooler environment, where the temperature drops below the ‘transition temperature’, the liquid PCM changes back to a solid state, generating heat and creating a temporary warming effect. The result is a balance of temperature which is regulated to the skin’s natural ‘comfort zone’.
With a diameter of less than 3 microns, these microspheres contain a waxlike substance encased in a strong durable outside shell. This advanced coating reduces the likelihood of splitting and in turn offers enhanced performance and longevity in the fabric. At 14 KJ/kg, So® Comfort offers more heat exchange than the leading brand, as well as being both REACH compliant and OEKOTEX certified.
For the most technologically advanced phase change material on the market, look no further than So® Comfort the next generation in phase change material.
So Comfort Phase Change Fibre | Specification 1.33 dtex X 38mm
|WET TENACITYDRY ELONGATION||≥||cN/dtex||0.90|
|DRY ELONGATION||≥||%||19 ± 2.0|
|PERCENTAGE OF DEVIATION FOR LINER DENSITY||±||%||± 4.00|
|PERCENTAGE OF DEVIATION FOR STAPLE LENGTH||±||%||± 6.0|
|CV FOR DRY TENACITY||≤||%||18.00|
|WHITENESS||≥||%||65 ± 3.0|
Enterprise standard of phase change fibre FZ/T 52028-2013
Name: Viscose staple fibre (Wool Type 2.22*51MM)
|ITEM||UNIT||SUPERIOR GRADE||FIRST GRADE||QUALIFIED PRODUCT|
|WET TENACITYDRY ELONGATION||≥||cN/dtex||0.85||0.75||0.65|
|DRY ELONGATION||≥||%||M1 ± 2.0||M1 ± 3.0||M1 ± 4.0|
|PERCENTAGE OF DEVIATION FOR LINER DENSITY||±||%||± 4.00||± 7.00||± 11.00|
|PERCENTAGE OF DEVIATION FOR STAPLE LENGTH||±||%||± 6.0||± 7.0||± 11.00|
|RATE OF OVER LENGTH||≤||Mg/100g||0.5||1.0||2.0|
|DOUBLE LENGTH FIBRE||≤||Mg/100g||4.0||30.0||80.0|
|YELLOW FIBRE W/OIL||≤||%||0.0||5.0||30.0|
|CV FOR DRY TENACITY||≤||%||18.00||–||30.0|
|WHITENESS||≥||%||M2 ± 3.0||–||–|
M1 is the DRY ELONGATION, it is no less than 19%. M2 is the WHITENESS, it is no less than 65%.