VANCOUVER, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Garmatex Technologies, Inc., an innovative leader in the research and development of
scientifically-engineered fabrics and technologies, has successfully
completed the testing of its Kottinu™ fabric to occupational health and safety ("OHS") standards for use in
garments worn underneath protective wear. The accredited, third party
testing was initiated to qualify Kottinu™, with its "cotton-like" comfort and feel, as a alternative to the
traditional cotton fabric currently favored by firefighters.
Darren Berezowski, Garmatex President, says "Statistics show that
heat/stress exhaustion leading to a heart attack is the number one
killer of firefighters across North America. The ISO 17493:2000 test
substantiates that the thermal stability of Kottinu™ exceeds the
requirements of section 31.15 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (British Columbia) standards by a wide margin."
"Just as important," said Berezowski; "are the moisture management
aspects of the fabric that assist in helping the body moderate the
effects of excessive heat buildup as well as regulating the cooling
process so there is a less dramatic effect on the body during the
rehab/cool down period." Berezowski also noted that, "These dynamic
performance aspects combined with the "cotton-like" comfort and feel of
the fabric is what the firefighters find most impressive."
Darrell Smith, an assistant Fire Chief in a prominent Canadian
municipality and a veteran firefighter, says; "Firefighters are not
dying because they are getting burnt in a fire. Firefighters are
overheating and having heart attacks." Endeavoring to provide his team
with the best protective equipment available, he adopted the Kottinu™ shirt for field testing within his department a few years ago and
predicts that other fire departments will do the same "once they are
enlightened on what this product is."
Martin Doane, CEO of Garmatex, says the Kottinu™ product has far-reaching potential applications: "The evolution of our
technologies is ongoing and the cooperation of groups within the
segments we serve provides a valuable contribution. Rigorous standards,
such as those that must be adhered to within the firefighting industry,
allow us to build upon and demonstrate the superior quality and
attributes of our Kottinu™ product and technology and opens the door to the global opportunity to
serve this industry and others. With proven results that it outperforms
cotton on a multitude of levels, Kottinu™, designed with our fiberithm technology, is the next standard for a
true cotton-like performance fabric."
About Garmatex Technologies, Inc.
Garmatex empowers Brands through textile performance and innovation. We help our
customers meet their most difficult product challenges with our
intelligent, dynamic fiberithm process. Our performance technologies
and fabrics: Kottinu™, T3®, Bact-Out®, Coolskin®, Warmskin®, Coldskin™, Steelskin™, Satinu™, Slimskin™, Camoskin™ and
Recoveryskin™ have proven to be superior to any like products
available in the market for comfort, fit and performance and are
engineered using our proprietary "Moisture System Transference" (MST)
process which provides unrivaled moisture management control.
Garmatex's ground-breaking Kottinu™ fabric, with its amazing
"cotton-like" comfort and feel, delivers unparalleled performance in
moisture management, lasts 6 times longer than cotton, maintains color
sharpness with minimal fade and is a viable alternative to cotton in
any application where the inferior attributes of cotton have been
considered "the standard". Our patented T3® triple-gusset shirt construction, which allows complete 360 degree
mobility of the shoulder without restriction or shirt binding, is the
first garment construction design patent granted in decades.
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
Statements contained in this Press Release that are not historical facts
are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of known
and unknown risks, uncertainness and other factors that may cause the
actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our
forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations
in our forward looking statements are reasonable, actual results may
vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements.
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