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Schoeller signs HYDRO_BOT output accord

May 15, 2017
Schoeller signs HYDRO_BOT output accord

Schoeller Textil AG and Osmotex AG have signed a production agreement for HYDRO_BOT, which represents another major step towards commercialisation for HYDRO_BOT. The two companies also announced that further tests of the HYDRO_BOT panels have shown encouraging results for the moisture management solution.

HYDRO_BOT, a new revolutionising technology for moisture management was first introduced at ISPO earlier this year. HYDRO_BOT will solve one of the biggest challenges in sports, work and protective clothing: to transport moisture to matches human sweat rates in various climates, conditions and activity levels.

Behind HYDRO_BOT is Osmotex, a Swiss-Norwegian start-up dedicated to developing solutions for electro osmosis for moisture management. The Swiss leading textile manufacturer, Schoeller Textil AG is the production partner for the  HYDRO_BOT panels. The agreement means that Schoeller will market HYDRO_BOT to its clients and enable Omotex to support new client projects with HYDRO_BOT with all the hallmark qualities a world-leading Swiss textile manufacturer.

“It is our speciality to bring highly-functional fabrics, knits and innovative textile technologies to market.  With HYDRO_BOT we enable a totally new functionality to be brought into garments. Now we are step closer to the new reality smart textile performance”, says Siegfried Winkelbeiner, CEO of Schoeller Textil AG.