Fibres with thermal, flame-resistant and electricity-conducting properties: Litrax’s three textile innovations
At the latest ISPO in Beijing, China, the Swiss textile manufacturer Litrax presented three innovations that will revolutionise textile manufacture on a global scale. Three smart new fibres, L2, L14 and L11, attracted the attention of the brands and companies present at this trade fair dedicated to sports.
L2 Thermo, the thermal fibre
Wearing a pair of socks designed using this L2 Thermo fibre, the fabric can rise to a temperature of 13°C higher than a normal fibre, ranging up to +22°C for the thickest materials. This heat is generated by an infrared light combined with the kinetic energy that emanates from the human body, an action that means that the fabric is capable of warming up in less than 10 minutes.
L14 Conductivity, the connected and conductive fibre
This second fibre invented by Litrax enables interaction with electric or electronic devices such as connected objects, telephones or medical equipment: it is composed of polymer filaments covered in titanium by thermal spraying. As well as being very flexible, this fibre is also easily washable.
L11 Flame Retardant, the fireproof fibre
This third innovation from Litrax pulls off the feat of creating a halogen-free flame-resistant textile fibre. The L11 fibre has a very good limit oxygen index and is fast-carbonising and non-dripping, piquing the interest of both protective textile manufacturers and home textile brands.