The best of both worlds
Hybrids are the combination of different products and processes with the purpose of increasing or optimising the performance. Due to the combination, new, desired properties arise. Technically, hybrid is a system in which two different technologies are combined.
An example technically are hybrid motorcars. Hybrid power engines for example consist of a combustion engine and one or several electric motors with the aim to increase energy efficiency.
HYBRIDTEX® optimises textile functions by hydrophobic/hydrophilic film coating on each individual layer and their interaction with other textile layers.
Additional functional cluster technologies, such as SILVERPLUS® (hygienic function) or ECO-VENT® (breathable membrane), even enhance the functional properties of textiles, and, thus, optimise either the individual textile or the entire system - depending on the field of application.
Conditioning the human body is significantly based on two functions, heating and cooling. These functions, heating and cooling, correspond with the textile layers via their insulating function and ability to absorb body moisture, transport it to the outside and release it, and/or keep moisture penetrating from outside away from the body.
The HYBRIDTEX® philosophy is based on the so-called layer model, which is widely used for functional textiles (sportswear, workwear and military textiles). For this purpose, clothes are divided into layers and their functions are defined.
How many layers the user will indeed wear, depends on the respective climate and application conditions. Optimum comfort, function and protection are the aim.
The following applies: Heat insulation is regulated best by the number of textile layers worn. Moisture/climate management is regulated best by the HYBRIDTEX® system.
The layer model can also be transferred to sleeping textiles, for example, for optimising the function of mattresses, mattress covers or bed linen.