Our Graphene-Wear™ fabrics have undergone scientific moisture management testing at independent test houses such as Shirley® Technologies & University of Gloucestershire.
Graphene-Wear™ printed fabrics showed in excess of a 100% enhancement in wicking rate.
By printing Graphene-Wear™ formulas onto fabric, we significantly increase the surface area available which is achieved due to the orientation and arrangement of graphene platelets. This in turn has an effect on the capillary action of the fibres and yarns and their ability to move moisture.
Test performed: AATCC 197
Graphene-Wear™ print introduces surface properties to a base fabric that promotes moisture to move to the outer surface and to spread laterally at a greater rate.
This moisture can then be lost to evaporation in a more efficient manner. This will notably decrease the time taken for a wearer's sweat to be held by the fabric, promoting evaporative cooling. Graphene-Wear™ treated sportswear fabrics dried at more than double the speed of the control fabrics during tests.
Tests performed: AATCC 199-2013 & AATCC 201-2013
Adding Graphene-Wear™ print to a base fabric has been found to make "no significant difference" to the air or moisture vapour permeability of a base fabric.
Tests performed: BS EN ISO 9237:1995, BS 7209:1990 (1997), BS EN ISO11092:2014
As part of wearer trials conducted at University of Gloucestershire, it was established that of the garments tested, the Graphene-Wear™ printed sportswear garments absorbed 11.7% of sweat expelled from the subjects throughout the 50 minute trial, the lowest percentage of all the garments. This can be attributed to the combination of moisture management and thermal management properties that the garment inherits from the Graphene-Wear™ technology.
Disclaimer: Individual figures, test results and references made to Graphene-Wear™ ink formulas and rubber compounds may refer to different iterations of our core products. All test results and comparisons made were factual at the time of each test. Test result comparisons cited are made against company owned control formulas/compounds or against products purchased on the open market. All tests were performed by independent 3rd parties.
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