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Thermore to display protective products at ISPO Munich
23
Jan '13
A busy New Year full of great new projects lies ahead for Thermore, the company founded in Milan in 1972 and now global leader in the research, production and marketing of thermal insulations. This success story proves that what is essential is not always visible to the eye: Thermore products may be hidden beneath several layers, but they make a difference, meeting needs across the board, whether in sports apparel or fashion items. Thermore insulations are unique: highly resistant, they offer maximum warmth even in freezing temperatures, while doing away with traditional bulky padding.

Thermore's latest innovation, making its debut appearance after a year of research, is Thermore Pro, providing unrivalled insulation. Created to meet the needs of outdoor apparel, where warmth and water repellence are top priority, it is soft and warm, with thermal properties superior to competitive products by at least 10%; it has a uniform structure and is made with 50% recycled fibre. These qualities make it the best water-repellent and sustainable product currently on the market.

The benefits of the entire Thermore range, the results of 40 years experience, are enjoyed by numerous producers who have obtained a significant upgrade in the performance of their toughest garments. This market leader is a firm favourite also because of its outstanding sensitivity towards the environment. It is no coincidence that the flagship Classic line (made up of 50% GRS certificate & PCR post-consumer recycled polyester fibre and Rinnova (with an amazing 100% GRS certificate & PCR polyester fibre) continue to be market scene-stealers.

And there's more: specific analysis test reports have confirmed that these lines, together with the new Thermore Pro, are totally devoid of PFOA and PFOS (perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate), non-organic chemical substances whose use in outdoor clothing has recently been exposed by Greenpeace as being harmful for human beings and highly polluting.

Different stories and backgrounds, but united in their pursuit of excellence: it is hardly surprising that numerous brands will be using the next edition of Ispo as the ideal showcase for creations born out of their partnership with Thermore. The Munich international fair, a leading event in the business of sport, is an occasion for checking out the latest developments combining cutting edge technological research with on trend looks.

Here you can find new developments in terms of research and innovation. Bogner Fire + Ice (Hall B1 Booth 102), synonymous with high quality sportswear and fashion inspiration, has chosen Thermore Classic, Thermore's flagship flexible solution for all outerwear needs now with 50% certified recycled polyester fibers, for its ski jacket Caleb and its parka Elle; Fjallraven (Hall A6 Booth 201) relies on Thermore Classic for its Greenland Winter Jacket; the new season's proposals from Colmar (Hall B2 Booth 304, Hall B1 Booth 200), always with an eye on the latest innovations and not immune to Thermore include Classic and, last but not least, EA7 Emporio Armani (Hall B1 Booth 106), the name behind designs where elegance meets high-tech, has used Thermore Ecodown insulation, in the outfits created for Val d'Aosta ski instructors.

Ispo will be a major event, not only for its many partners, but also for Thermore itself, present with a special area designed to illustrate its research results. In addition, Thermore is a candidate for the Ispo Award, the coveted sector prize for the best innovations of the season, and will take part in Ispo Textrends. A jury of experts will select the firms which have achieved the highest level of innovation. These will benefit from an exclusive presentation at the Textrends Forums, during which designers and brand managers will be shown the latest, not-to-be-missed developments in the sector.

At the peak of its success in techno-sportswear, Thermore has also become indispensable in the tough world of fashion. And speaking of the latter, the last event has been Pitti Uomo 83, the most important international menswear platform. 1,020 brands exhibited in Florence from 8 to 11 January, many of which have adopted Thermore products to give their fashion creations a high-tech core.

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