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.

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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.

HOW TO MAKE A BEDROOM COMFORTABLE

Amalfi-1.jpegAs you all now know, our brand Resistex has developed a particular expertize in performing yarns production, then used in every field of the daily life. From wearing to living. To take an example, your bedroom: the only place where you can switch off the noise and close out the rest of the world.

But it’s not enough. You must ensure yourself about the safety of the area you populate, generally attacched by bacterials or uv rays. Indeed Resistex developed  yarns for mattress and curtain which protect you. Totally.

But now let’s enjoy ourselves by reading all the tips suggested by Apartment Therapy: how to make your bedroom comfortable

When it comes to decorating, the bedroom is always my favorite part. Maybe because it was the first room in which I was allowed to flex my personal design freedom, but also because it is just that — very personal.

A bedroom should be your favorite place to rest. A luxurious (whatever that means to you) place to tuck yourself away from the world. Below are a few tips to help you have a relaxing, stress free bedroom.

BED & BEDDING
It all starts with the bed and bedding. Chose a mattress that feels best to you and offers you enough support. If you aren’t in the position to upgrade your mattress, try embellishing it by adding a feather bed or egg crate. For additional support, you could also try upgrading only your box spring. Try an assortment of pillows and stick to what you like. A combination of firm and soft are great for layering. Use pillow protectors for easy cleaning.

Keep it simple with 2 sets of 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, which get softer as you wash them. If money is no object, try ABC Carpet or Bloomingdale’s. If bargain shopping is more your thing, HomeGoods usually has a nice selection. Sheets should always be 100% cotton, and over 200 thread count. Feel them with the back of your hand before buying them (are they really soft?) and always wash them before you put them on your bed. To get that crisp hotel feel, you can starch and iron your sheets too.

A down comforter is always my go to because you can easily switch out the duvet to change the look, plus it can easily be thrown in the washing machine to clean. Duvets should also always be 100% cotton.

Everything on your bed should be soft and comfortable. Avoid beaded pillows, stiff coverlets that are scratchy, or metal bed frames that may poke you when you walk by. The sturdier the bed frame, the better. The one pictured above is an antique, and while it looks pretty, it was the opposite of ‘stress free’, since the wood slats underneath constantly fell out and the entire thing squeaked.

One last note, don’t buy the biggest bed you can fit simply because it can fit. Bedrooms are more charming if they aren’t swallowed up by a giant bed.

COLOR
You could go any way with color but whatever you chose, you should be in love with it. Going back to the picture above, I was not allowed to paint the white walls, so I added pops of my favorite colors using pillows, potted plants and a mobile. These colors are all very energizing. It is more difficult for me to wake up in the morning than to fall asleep at night, so a more vibrant, light-filled bedroom works to stimulate my senses and get me out of bed.

For those who have trouble sleeping, darker, more calming shades may be best.

CURTAINS
Drapes that pool on the floor and can easily open and close to control the light are my personal favorite. Choose window treatments based on how much privacy and light you need.

LIGHTING
Avoid overhead lighting, which is highly unflattering, and instead try several smaller, dim lamps around the room to highlight different areas. Bedside reading lamps are also a must, and add lovely touches of ambient light. Avoid florescent (blue or green toned) lighting in the bedroom and go for warm (yellow) light.

DECOR

Limit yourself to only a few precious objects to keep your bedroom clutter free. A couple of chairs or a bench, a dresser, a large plant, and a few of your favorite pieces of art will do nicely.

ORGANIZATION
Organization is key to having a stress free bedroom. If you take the time to make sure everything has a home and keep it there as often as possible, keeping your bedroom de-cluttered should be fairly simple.

Keep clothes hung in the closet or folded in a dresser, add under the bed storage if needed, and group like things like jewelry, handbags and shoes together and keep them in a designated spot. Buy pretty hooks and use them as part of the decor if it works. Bedside tables with drawers are always best so you can hide books, your ipod, a sleeping mask and personal items.

If you feel like stuff is popping up everywhere, then consider downsizing. You will feel better when your days are not spent managing your stuff. The rule of thumb is, if you haven’t worn it for six months, pass it on. Move seasonal items to another space if possible.

CLEANING
Making your bed, putting away your clothes, vacuuming the floor, and a light dusting should make your bedroom sparkle. Generally, I vacuum the room and dust and wash my sheets every two weeks, put away my clothes a few times a week when I do laundry, and only make my bed when company is coming over. It’s a fairly relaxed routine and it works for me!

 

Where Can You Find Carbon?

One of the most common elements in the universe, carbon is now utilized in many ways. The element is extracted from coal deposits. It is classified with group 14 of the periodic table. The following are some of the common applications of this non-metallic element.

Frequent Uses of Carbon

Heat resistant devices, tools and metal cutters have carbon built in. The metal is also used in cooling systems and machinery. Carbon monoxide is employed as a reduction agent. This is necessary to get compounds and other elements.

As carbon dioxide, it can be found in dry ice, fire extinguishers, carbonated and fizzy drinks. Vegetal carbon is sometimes used as a gas absorbent or bleaching agent. The same element is utilized as a decorative tool for jewelry. Many inkjet printers employ carbon as ink base. It is applied as a black fume pigment in car rims.

Application of Carbon Element

Graphite is one of the three carbon allotropes. It is one of the softest and most versatile. It is used in steel processing, pencil lead and lubricant. The carbon diamond element has many industrial and commercial uses. It is the hardest. It is also considered as one of the most precious gemstones in the world. Aside from being a valued piece of jewelry, diamonds are also used for cutting.

The Human Body and Carbon

Humans need this element in various phases of their development. The element functions as a body macronutrient. All parts of the body have carbon traces. Intricate life processes use the element as a building block. Without carbon, the atoms in the human body will disperse.

What is Carbon Dating?

This technique is used to determine the age of minerals and fossils. Carbon-14 is a radioactive isotope. It is the element that is used to perform this activity. Carbon dating is applicable on deceased life forms; it cannot be used for rocks.

Other Uses of Carbon

One of its major applications is in the shape of hydrocarbons as crude oil or methane gas. The former is used to produce kerosene and gasoline via distillation. When in coke form, the element can turn iron ore to 100% iron. The nonmetallic element can be mixed with titanium, boron, tungsten or silicon.

Life Looks Better With The Right Yarn

copper

Resistex® Copper is a high-tech yarn obtained by the union ofnatural or artificial fibers with pure copper. Copper has high thermal conductivity characteristics and antibacterial properties. It is an essential element to the human body.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

carbonResistex® 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.

SilverYarns To Avoid “Muppet Condition”

Are you sure to be ready to face the coming cold? It takes time to adapt your body to weather, and in the middle you could be injured by several diseases. One way to avoid the is wearing clothes made with our Resistex Silve: a special yarn we re proud to introduce you.

Are you minding Kermit the Frog of the Muppets? Well… She is always trembling like she was freezing. But you don’t mind the worst consequences after cold suffering…

We start the explanation speaking of the 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.

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.

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