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OPTIMER® partner AFTCO earns technical apparel award

Posted September 2, 2021


OPTIMER® technologies continue to be recognized by the textile and apparel industry. Its partner the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) won the ICAST 2021 award as the Best of Category: Warm Weather Technical Apparel with the Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt featuring OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM.


"It's an absolute honor to be recognized for our innovation in technical and lifestyle apparel with all four Best of Category awards at ICAST 2021" said AFTCO Marketing Director Matt Florentino. 


Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt separates itself from AFTCO’s UV protection shirts being built with the highly innovative bio-based “Phase Change” fabric that intelligently reacts to changes in body temperature with dynamic cooling and warming. Truly unique in all aspects, OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM – Phase Change technology raises the bar in the performance category. Essential features in the shirt include UPF 50, SpeedVent™ hood with integrated face mask, mesh ventilation panels, and a custom camo print. Learn more about Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt here.


OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM utilizes natural phase change material designed to reuse, restore, and recycle the body’s thermal energy. As the body heats up, the unique microencapsulated biobased ADAPT material liquefies and stores this energy assisting the body in its efforts to cool down. Reacting to a cold environment, the material solidifies and releases the stored energy back to the body for warmth. This ability to adapt to the environment and the body’s response provides a thermal balance for enhanced comfort.


OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM has been formulated for a wide variety of textile content, giving it the versatility to be a part of a vast range of end uses. These include markets from, active to casual, workwear to fashion and bedding to medical benefit from ADAPT’s redefining of comfort. Built to last the product’s lifetime, OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM transforms the ordinary into extraordinary.


Learn more about OPTIMER® ADAPT PCM here.


Optimer Brands, the makers of drirelease®, Dricomfort® and OPTIMER®, continue as a pioneer in textile technology and literally part of the best performance fabrics and active wear in today’s marketplace. It’s what lets you move more comfortably as you pursue your passions by wicking, drying, cooling and freshening.


Source: Optimer Brands

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