The constant urge to discover new things is deeply anchored in our DNA. It is passion, curiosity, and the aspiration to get the best out of everything that drive us every day. They drive us to constantly search for new solutions and innovative technologies and to constantly expand our horizons.
It is from this demand that products like the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit are born -- the competition suit with which Jan Frodeno managed to defy the extreme conditions of Hawaii last year and set a new course record with his third, Ironman World Championship title win. This suit features the innovative material Graphene, which creates completely new possibilities for temperature regulation.
RYZON X DIRECTA PLUS -- SHARING VALUES
The historic moment in Hawaii was preceded by nearly a year and a half of research and development. For this, the Ryzon Tech Lab Division teamed up with Directa Plus.
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 places particular emphasis on 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 pressure without chemicals or solvents. This elaborate process produces the certified Graphene Plus, which, in addition to high thermal conductivity, has antibacterial and antiviral properties to offer protection against UV radiation. The material is simultaneously extremely tear-resistant, flexible, and ultra-light.
BRINGING BODY AND FABRIC INTO INTERACTION
Directa Plus uses this exceptional combination of properties for its patented G+ Planar Thermal Circuit® Tetechnology. Graphene Plus is printed onto the interior of garments using a special process. The thermal conductivity of the graphene causes an active interaction between the body and the textile fabric when the clothing is worn. When the body temperature rises, the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit begins to®to transfer the heat generated by the body from the warmer to the colder areas, thus balancing the 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 (G.G.T.), which is used in the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit. The colorless graphene is printed through a special process onto a lining, which is then processed into the actual material. The graphene is engraved in a honeycomb design, which is based on the molecular structure of graphene and functions as a thermal circuit along which heat moves.
We use the properties of Graphene Plus in the new triathlon suit to prevent overheating during competition in extreme conditions. In combination with the Advanced Compartment System, in which wet sponges or ice can be stored inside the suit, the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit® pressure inside the suit conducts cold to selected body parts. In this way, a targeted and fast temperature regulation is achieved.
With the Verge Aero Sleeve Tri Suit, we have created a revolutionary product in terms of temperature management. We remain hungry for more and would like to use Graphene Plus in the development of further innovative concepts and solutions in the future.
The art of never standing still.