In studies that reveal what athletes perceived to be important ‘must-have’ effects in their sportswear and first-layer garments, skin friction and comfort came out tops among other effects such as moisture management, odor control and thermal control.
Blending innovative science and technology, Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new textile system that effectively reduces fabric-to-skin friction and promotes longer-lasting performance, especially for active sports enthusiasts. EverGlide™ Low Friction Systems is a cutting-edge technology that minimizes the incidence of skin irritation and abrasion commonly sustained by athletes due to perspiration saturation during sports performance.
Combined with the ‘cool comfort’ moisture management system that allows faster drying and enhanced regulation of the body temperature, EverGlide enhances fabric resilience and durability as it wicks away perspiration from the skin, creating a reliable line of defense against blisters and reddening of the skin.
With a soft, silky handle, EverGlide has simple and versatile application procedures that can be used on all substrates. Its low yellowing properties ensure no influence on thermomigration and degree of whiteness even under molding conditions. It’s suitable for a wide range of apparel, including endurance sportswear, cycle shorts, base layer mountain-hiking wear, equestrian trousers, sports underwear and training/ gym wear.
In relative friction tests based on friction coefficient values on both nylon/ elastane (PA/EL) and polyester knits, EverGlide has also been proven to be four times more effective than conventional softeners, remaining highly durable and performing well under wet conditions when it’s needed most.