The constant urge to discover something new is deeply rooted in our DNA. It is passion, curiosity and the desire to get the best out of everything that drives us every day. They make us keep looking for new solutions and innovative technologies and constantly broaden our horizons.
Products such as the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit are the result of this claim – the competition suit with which Jan Frodeno managed to defy the extreme conditions in Hawaii last year and set a new course record by winning the Ironman World Championship for the third time. The innovative material graphene is processed in this suit, which creates completely new possibilities for temperature regulation.
RYZON X DIRECTA PLUS – SHARING VALUES
The historic moment in Hawaii was preceded by almost a year and a half of research and development. The Ryzon Tech Lab Division has teamed up with Directa Plus for this.
The Italian company has been researching nanotechnology for almost 15 years and specializes in the use of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon, as a high-tech material in a wide variety of areas and industries. Directa Plus attaches particular importance to ecologically sustainable production processes and has committed itself to a strict code of ethics.
AN ALL-ROUNDER ORIGINATING FROM NATURE
Graphene is obtained from the natural material graphite, commonly known from pencil leads. Directa Plus is manufactured using a special water-based process, at high temperature and high pressure - without chemicals and solvents. This complex process produces the certified Graphene Plus, which, in addition to high thermal conductivity, has antibacterial and antiviral properties, offers protection against UV radiation and is extremely tear-resistant, flexible and ultra-light at the same time.
BRINGING BODY AND FABRIC INTO INTERACTION
Directa Plus uses this extraordinary combination of properties for its patented G+ Planar Thermal Circuit® technology. The Graphene Plus is printed on the inside of clothing in a special process. The thermal conductivity of graphene causes an active interaction between the body and the textile fabric when the clothing is worn. As body temperature rises, the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit ® begins to direct heat generated by the body from warmer to colder areas, eliminating excess heat and reducing the hot spot effect.
MADE FOR BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES
Based on the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit® technology from Directa Plus, the Ryzon Tech Lab Division has developed the Graphene Gridflow Technology (GGT), which is used in the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit. The colorless graphene is printed onto a lining using a special process, which is then processed into the actual material. The graphene is printed in a honeycomb design, which is based on the molecular structure of graphene and works as a thermal circuit, along which heat moves.
We use the properties of Graphene Plus in the new triathlon suit to avoid overheating during competition in extreme conditions. In combination with the Advanced Compartment System, in which wet sponges or ice can be stowed inside the suit , the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit® pressure inside the suit directs cold to selected parts of the body. In this way, a targeted and fast temperature regulation is achieved.
With the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit, we have created a revolutionary product when it comes to temperature management. We remain hungry for more and would like to continue using Graphene Plus in the development of further innovative concepts and solutions in the future.
The art of never standing still.