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2017, The Year to Set Your Goal

Motivation is the base to start every enterprise in your lives. A good strategy never can without voluntry: this is the status quo, the statement adopted by every great men in every field they operate.

Well. The year is over and for 365 days our brand worked to extend its community overboarding the theme of yarns and textiles – our business – arriving to an important step: the philosophy of performance.

Resistex developed several yarn each one focused on a particular goal and every one set to give benefits to human being.

Now a summarize to obtain all the basic notions related to the meaning of oerforming with us.

BIOCERAMIC: Resistex® Bioceramic is the ultimate discover in Resistex®. It enriches the range of high-tech and innovative yarns offering total protection against environmental changes and against their consequences on human health.

CARBON: Resistex® Carbon is a yarn by the unique technical characte- ristics, obtained by the union of textile fibers with a continuous filament of conductive material based on active carbon.

SILVER: Resistex® Silver is the ultimate discover in Resistex®. It enriches the range of high-tech and innovative yarns offering total protection against environmental changes and against their consequences on human health.

COPPER: Resistex® Copper is a high-tech yarn obtained by the union of natural or artificial fibers with pure copper.

And tha’t all at the moment. Happy New Year, happy for life, enjoy with Resistex.

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Winter’s Coming, Face Cold With Silver

Winter is coming, and Christmas Holiday too. It’s time to relax, taking a breath from your daily engagement and throwback to your hobbies such as sport…

Ski, snowboard, walking in mountain? Whatever you do, you expone your body at the UV Rays and the effect of low temperatures. Even though you love the cold season, several risks lay behind the corner and you must avoid them.

That’s way we introduce the silve, as raw material known, now used for the production of performing yarns signe by Resistex brand. In the following lines we explain you which benefits it gives you if inserted in the textile’s clothes you are wearing.

Reflecting poweR. The reflectance of infrared (IR) in silver is greater than 95%. This value is higher than any other element, and it means that 95% of the radiant energy which comes into contact with silver is reflected back to its source. Consequently Resistex® Silver reduces to a minimum the dispersion of heat, reflecting on the skin its own energy. For this reason, clothing made with winter Resistex® Silver are much warmer than regular ones.

Radiating poweR. Silver has one of the lowest rates of radiance among all the elements, which means that it has a very low speed radiation of heat. Silver remains hot for a long time (as opposed to the other elements which retain heat for a very short time). The winter clothing in Resistex® Silver are able to absorb and store in its fibers for a very long time the heat that is not reflected on the body. For this reason, clothing made with winter Resistex® Silver keep the wearer warm much longer.

 

evapoRating poweR. Resistex® Silver promotes the natural transfer of humidity through the hydrophobic materials the same way the body does through evaporation. In a humid environment the conductive properties of Resistex® Silver increase the rate of moisture evaporation compared to the other hydrophobic materials. For this reason, clothing made with winter Resistex® Silver eliminate the body moisture faster.

How to Improve Heartbeats with Yarns

Resistex is an exclusive brand which works for other textile brands engaged in the hard challenge of reaching a certain level of performance for their clothes.

A good exemplum is referred to Outwet for its use of our Carbon Yarns, inserted at 15% quantity in special t-shirts for excellent results both amateur and agonistic challenge. The netting wave increases the performance of the textile in traspiration and adherence, dismissing the problem of static electricity.

Human body is now free from static electricity so that it can avoid muscle contractions, cramps and weariness. A new condition capable to improve the blood circulation and the relative oxygen supply to the cells.

The great change is the respiration improvement with 3 L per minute, which reduces heartbeat: 142/144 instead of 150. Considering the whole time of a cycle challenge, around 4h, tha man who wears Carbon saves 1.000 hearbeats that means energy reserve.

 

 

When Carbon Improves Your Breathing

People consider that the best wa to improve their respiration’s capability is only related to sport: running, cycling, swimming. It’s true, in part. The other side of the well functioning of the organism needs an aid… Which one?

Several test showed that carbon yarns give you the necessary help.

Numerous tests have been ran in collaboration with Dr. David Susta, scientific director of the Centre for the Development of Training Como. The tests have compared the jersey Resistex® Carbon and other jerseys totally in polyester, worn by a group of athletes during a training done in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

  • the increase in body temperature of the athletes resulted three times lower in those ones who wore Resistex® Carbon
  • respiratory parameters were better in people wearing Resistex® Carbon. For these athletes, the need for oxygen was lowered of 3 liters / minute, improving the respiratory quotient
  • the heart rate of the athletes who were wearing Resistex® Carbon was lower than 4 beats / minute respect the other ones. In a 4 hours run, this translates into about 1,000 heart beats less
  • it was also measured the concentration of lactic acid in capillary blood, with the result of about 12% less acid in those who trained wearing Resistex® Carbon.
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Copper Properties: History of Performance

The word copper comes from the Latin word ‘cuprum’, which means ‘ore of Cyprus’. This is why the chemical symbol for copper is Cu.  Copper has many extremely useful properties, including:

  • good electrical conductivity
  • good thermal conductivity
  • corrosion resistance

It is also:

  • easy to alloy
  • antimicrobial
  • easily joined
  • ductile
  • tough
  • non-magnetic
  • attractive
  • recyclable
  • catalytic

See below for more information on each of these properties, and how they benefit us in our daily lives.

Good Electrical Conductivity

Copper has the best electrical conductivity of any metal, except silver.

A good electrical conductivity is the same as a small electrical resistance. An electric current will flow through all metals, however they still have some resistance, meaning the current needs to be pushed (by a battery) in order to keep flowing. The bigger the resistance, the harder we have to push (and the smaller the current is). Current flows easily through copper thanks to its small electrical resistance, without much loss of energy. This is why copper wires are used in mains cables in houses and underground (although overhead cables tend be aluminium because it is less dense). However, where size rather than weight is important, copper is the best choice. Thick copper strip is used for lightning conductors on tall buildings like church spires. The copper strip has to be thick so that it can carry a large current without melting.

Copper wire can be wound into a coil. The coil will produce a magnetic field and, being made of copper, won’t waste much electrical energy. Copper coils can be found in:

How copper conducts

Copper is a metal made up of copper atoms closely packed together.

If we could look closely enough, we would see that there are electrons moving about between the copper atoms.

Each copper atom has lost one electron and become a positive ion. So copper is a lattice of positive copper ions with free electrons moving between them. (The electrons are a bit like the particles of a gas that is free to move within the surfaces of the wire).

The electrons can move freely through the metal. For this reason, they are known as free electrons. They are also known as conduction electrons, because they help copper to be a good conductor of heat and electricity.

The copper ions are vibrating (see Figure 1). Notice that they vibrate around the same place whereas the electrons can move through the lattice. This is very important when we connect the wire to a battery.

Conducting electricity

We can connect a copper wire to a battery and a switch. Normally, the free electrons move about randomly in the metal. When we close the switch, an electric current flows. Now the free electrons flow through the wire (Figure 2) they are moving from left to right (and still move randomly as well).

Electrons have a negative charge. They are attracted to the positive end of the battery. The free electrons move through the copper, flowing from the negative to positive terminal of the battery (note that they flow in the opposite direction to conventional current; this is because they have a negative charge).

The copper ions in the wire vibrate. Sometimes an ion blocks the path of a moving electron. The electron collides with the ion and bounces off it. This slows down the electron. Some of its energy has been transferred to the ion, which vibrates faster.

In this way, energy is transferred from the moving electrons to the copper ions. The copper gets hotter. This explains why:

  • metals have electrical resistance.
  • metals get hot when a current flows through them.

Good Thermal Conductivity

Copper is a good conductor of heat. This means that if you heat one end of a piece of copper, the other end will quickly reach the same temperature. Most metals are pretty good conductors; however, apart from silver, copper is the best.

It is used in many heating applications because it doesn’t corrode and has a high melting point. The only other material that has similar resistance to corrosion is stainless steel. However, its thermal conductivity is 30 times worse than that of copper.

UV RAYS? TIME TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Thanks to the action of bioceramics, the body heat is absorbed by the yarn before being returned in the form of FIR (far infrared rays), penetrating the subcutaneous tissue and stimulating the microcirculatory system thus strengthening the metabolism.

Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, infrared radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays. UV light, which comes from the sun, is invisible to the human eye. It makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns.

Ultraviolet (UV) is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm (30 PHz) to 400 nm (750 THz), shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays. UV radiation is present in sunlight. It is also produced by electric arcs and specialized lights such as mercury-vapor lamps, tanning lamps, and black lights. Although lacking the energy to ionize atoms, long-wavelength ultraviolet radiation can cause chemical reactions and causes many substances to glow orfluoresce. Consequently, biological effects of UV are greater than simple heating effects, and many practical applications of UV radiation derive from its interactions with organic molecules.

Made to Advance Sportwear

download-2Steel, carbon, copper,silver and bioceramic: these noble elements are the heart of Resistex, a range of technical innovative yarns produced by Tecnofilati, a company belonging to Gruppo Tessile Abati. This range can offer great value and has been able to emerge on the international advanced textile market since its production began.

Since 1995, Tecnofilati has been well-known for its production of yarns with a highly technological content mainly for protective and comfortable clothes, sportswear and clothes for accident prevention. All yarns are produced in a facility located in Medolago, Italy, and are the excellent results of the tests and research works carried out by Tecnofilati on science and sports.

These results have always a point of departure for its work and not just a point of arrival. Tecnofilati continues on its way and aims at reaching high level of specialization. The company is firmly committed to technological innovation.

The creation of the Resistex product range featuring:

Resistex Carbon: the first yarn consisting of a continuous thread made of a conductive material based on active carbon and polyester fibres. It has a positive impact on the muscle performance thanks to its effect on the body temperature, breathing, heart rate and lactic acid concentration.

Resistex Silver: a thread containing a layer of pure silver featuring extraordinary thermoregulatory properties. It can be used for industrial and medical clothing, bedclothes, sportswear and leisure clothes when combined with traditional textile fibres as cotton, polyester and nylon.

Resistex Inox: this yarn is obtained by covering thin threads of AISI 316L stainless steel with textile fibres that make the fabric antistatic and able to shield people from electromagnetic fields.

Resistex Ego: resistance from the core Innovative solutions which simplify the production process, from the manufacturing of textiles to clothes making

Resistex Bioceramic: Tecnofilati labs perfected the innovative Bioceramic technology that was designed to cope with environmental changes and their effect on health.

A Tribute to Federica Pellegrini, Italian Swimmer

federica-pellegrini.jpgOlypics Games are involving everybody and we are totally engaged to substain our Italian teams in all the disciplines where they’re challenging.

But an article to Federica Pellegrini is obliged. She is the emblem ouf our nation in swim and at the age of 28 Federica remains a great athlete that struggles every moment for her flag.

So… Who is she?

She holds the women’s 200 m freestyle world records (long course and short course), and won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Pellegrini became the first woman ever to breach the 4 minute barrier in 400 m freestyle with the time 3:59.15. Pellegrini is the first female Olympic champion in the history of Italianswimming; she is also the only Italian swimmer to have set world records in more than one event.

Event Long course (year) Short course (year)
50 m freestyle 25.47 (2004) 25.02 (2004)
100 m freestyle 53.18 (2016) Sport records icon NR.svg 52.17 (2016) Sport records icon NR.svg
200 m freestyle 1:52.98 (2009) World record 1:51.17 (2009) World record
400 m freestyle 3:59.15 (2009) Sport records icon ER.svg 3:57.59 (2011) Sport records icon NR.svg
800 m freestyle 8:24.99 (2010) 8:15.20 (2010)
100 m backstroke 1.00.69 (2013) 58.80 (2013)
200 m backstroke 2:08.05 (2013) 2:03.75 (2013) Sport records icon NR.svg
200 m butterfly 2:08.69 (2013)
4×50 m freestyle relay 1:37.56 (2013) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:39.18 Sport records icon NR.svg 3:39.18 (2006) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:46.57 (2009) Sport records icon NR.svg 7:50.39 (2006) Sport records icon NR.svg
4×50 m medley relay 1:47:05 (2008) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.90 (2008) Sport records icon NR.svg

Resistex & Centre for the Development of Training for Carbon

resis.jpgIt is shown that Resistex® Carbon increases the efficiency of technical sportswear increasing muscular performances of the athlete. Resistex® Carbon is high performance, in particular, in disciplines that require prolonged physical effort over time and under high temperature ambient conditions. The performance of the athlete, intended as the percentage of metabolic energy that the muscular system is able to transform into mechanical energy, remains constant and even tends to grow during the thirty minutes of effort wearing the shirt Resistex® Carbon;

in particular it is observed a performance of 24.68% at 15 minutes against one of 24.93% at the end of 30 minutes.

On the contrary, by wearing a jersey in total polyester, the performance percentage tends to diminish over time during the exercise. So Resistex® Carbon delays the onset of fatigue during exercise.

TEST

Numerous tests have been ran in collaboration with Dr. David Susta, scientific director of the Centre for the Development of Training Como. The tests have compared the jersey Resistex® Carbon and other jerseys totally in polyester, worn by a group of athletes during a training done in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

the increase in body temperature of the athletes resulted three times lower in those ones who wore Resistex® Carbon

respiratory parameters were better in people wearing Resistex® Carbon. For these athletes, the need for oxygen was lowered of 3 liters / minute, improving the respiratory quotient

the heart rate of the athletes who were wearing Resistex® Carbon was lower than 4 beats / minute respect the other ones. In a 4 hours run, this translates into about 1,000 heart beats less

it was also measured the concentration of lactic acid in capillary blood, with the result of about 12% less acid in those who trained wearing Resistex® Carbon.

 

Olympic Games are back

HH_riooverview_2_675x359_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center.jpgFew moths separate us from the great show of the Olympic Games, this year hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A great event that is repeating, which arouses emotion, specially for us. Going back to 2012, our brand was protagonist with Asics, and now it’s time to tell you a story…

Resistex Carbon has been used to make the Olympic uniform of the national volleyball teams designed by ASICS.

The Italian women’s and men’s national volleyball teams will participate to the Olympic Games in London with a further ally: the yarn ResistexCarbon by Tecnofilati (Bg) a company of the Abati Textile Group specialized in the production of technical yarns. In fact the innovative yarn has been used to make the Olympic uniforms provided by the technical sponsor ASICS.

It has been used for years by athletes of all around the world and of all sports for its technical features and for the guarantee of high performance. Resistex®Carbon is a technologically advanced yarn with screening properties in order to protect the body dissipating the static energy and with functions of thermo regulation and perspiration that accelerate the evaporation of sweat, reduce the moisture on the skin and maintain constant the body temperature. It is also antibacterial as it respects and protects the skin from bacteria and performing as it helps to reduce the concentration of lactic acid during exercise.

“Resistex Carbon comes from our research laboratories – says Andrea Abati, CEO Tecnofilati – this is a yarn with unique technical features composed of a continuous filament of conductive material based on active carbon and textile fibres. These high-tech features make it perfect for sportswear. The yarn has been specially studied and designed to favour the highest performance of the athletes – says Abati – For this reason it is to be considered a special ally for the Olympic Games. Now we want just to say good luck to our national women’s and men’s volleyball team. ”

Resistex Carbon has been used for several years in the production of antistatic clothing according to the law en1149-1/2/3/5.

Antistatic – Dissipative: its special conductive fibres absorb and dissipate the electrical charges produced and accumulated from the environment or during physical exercise.

Perspiration and thermo regulation: it accelerates the process of evaporation of sweat, reduces the production of moisture on the skin and keeps constant the body temperature.

Screening: it protects the body from absorbing the static energy, from electro smog and from UV rays.

Antibacterial: it respects and protects the skin from bacteria and pollutant dusts eliminating the risk of irritating allergies.

Performing: during physical exercise it reduces the concentration of lactic acid, improving blood circulation and oxygenation of cells.

Tecnofilati started in 1995 from the thirty-year experience of the textile group Abati. Specialized in the production of high-tech yarns, Tecnofilati created inside the company a research laboratory that has the most modern devices and equipments to test their innovative fibres. The first yarn Resistex born in the Tecnofilati laboratories was launched in 1998.

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