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FRANKFURT – A company which specialises in incorporating phase change materials (PCM) into functional textiles has offered insight into a new type of microencapsulation process which incorporates ‘heat spreader’ technology – a process traditionally known for cooling electronic devices. 

The new ‘Xelerate’ fabric range from German business Outlast have been developed off the back of the company’s original PCM textile technology, which saw fabrics either coated with a PCM paste, or alternatively spun into the material at fibre level – depending on the designated application. Tommy Lee reports from Frankfurt.

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