NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2009
Reference Number: JSC-SO-246
Origin: U.S. Air Force / Patent license
Originally featured in Spinoff 1997, Outlast Technologies Inc. (formerly Gateway Technologies Inc.) has built its entire product line on microencapsulated phase change materials, developed in SBIR contracts with Johnson Space Center after initial development for the U.S. Air Force. The Boulder, Colorado-based company acquired the exclusive patent rights and now integrates these materials into textiles or onto finished apparel, providing temperature regulation in bedding materials and a full line of apparel for both ordinary and extreme conditions.
Page Number in Published book: 84
Manufacturer: Outlast Technologies Inc.