Thermore, a company that specializes in thermal insulation materials, said it launched its latest textile technology, Thermore Freedom. The technology is a new type of synthetic thermal insulation that allows up to four times more stretch than comparable fabrics and integrates optimal shape recovery.

The launch comes as brands and end-users are demanding higher-performance textiles with better insulating capabilities.

Thermore Freedom features a series of “micro gaps” throughout the material’s active layers, which allow it to naturally adapt with body movements and breath. It also features a patented antifiber migration control and is machine-washable. Thermore’s product offerings include its Classic, Ecodown, Evodown, Thermosoft and Thermal Booster lines.

“Thermore Freedom sets a new standard in comfort levels,” the company said. “[It] can be applied on outdoor jackets and many other [types of products]. The [unique] thing about this insulation is that it focuses on comfort and stretchability. [It’s] an extremely versatile product which is available in a thin profile configuration to best fit the current trends in design.”

The Milan-based Thermore positions itself in the market as “insulation experts,” and has heavily invested in the research, production and marketing of thermal insulation for apparel. And as part of its commitment to ethical manufacturing, all Thermore products are Vegan-certified and approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Earlier this year, the company’s Ecodown product, which is positioned as “the only 100 percent recycled and durable thermal insulation on the market,” was awarded Bluesign and a GRS certification. “With Ecodown, every jacket allows the reuse of up to 10 PET bottles, which would have otherwise ended up as waste in a landfill,” the company noted.

The firm was founded in 1972 and today operates across Europe, the U.S. and Asia with production facilities in Thailand and an office in Hong Kong. The company is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association.

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