HeiQ & Speedo join hands for Fastskin line of swimwear
April 24, 2019 - Switzerland
HeiQ and Speedo have launched their new Fastskin line of suits with a drag reduction technology by modifying the surface of the fabric at a microscopic level. Speedo is the world’s leading swimwear brand. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable, and high-performance textile technologies available in the market.
Competitive swimmers are always looking to break their own personal records, as well as beating their competitors. In order to win, swimmers need to create the least resistance possible to obtain maximum speed in the water. Speedo’s newest and most advanced Fastskin range does just that.
“We are proud to combine our in-depth knowledge in textiles with Speedo’s expertise in swimwear to develop a differentiating innovation. This is the outcome of the close collaboration between Speedo and HeiQ’s research hubs in Australia and Switzerland,” Carlo Centonze, HeiQ CEO said in a press release.
Speedo’s LZR Pure Intent features a unique triple-fabric construction designed to enhance compression and flexibility. To reduce drag, Speedo and HeiQ developed a shark skin-inspired fabric technology. This combination creates pure speed for the sprinter, in what is Speedo’s smartest suit to date.
Speedo’s LZR Pure Valor is designed to be light and flexible to allow the racer to increase their power and reduce drag through streamlining. The fabric was co-developed with HeiQ to give the racer a greater range of motion and core stability to help swimmers feel lifted in the water and stay strong into the finishes.
“With almost two decades of improvements in our Fastskin technology, we are excited to partner with HeiQ to give our racers the ultimate advantage with drag reduction technology to improve their speed. We’ve worked very closely with our athletes and taken all their feedback on board to help them get the suit they need to perform at their absolute best,” Rebecca Bennett, materials specialist at Speedo said. (GK)