NASA Spinoff Database: Thermal Clothing

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1997
Reference Number: JSC-SO-80
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Microencapsulated Phase-change Materials for Astronaut Gloves

Abstract:
Gateway Technologies, Inc. is marketing and developing textile insulation technology originally developed by Triangle Research and Development Corporation. The enhanced thermal insulation stems from Small Business Innovation Research contracts from NASA's Johnson Space Center and the U.S. Air Force. The effectiveness of the insulation comes from the microencapsulated phase-change materials originally made to keep astronauts gloved hands warm. The applications for the product range from outer wear, housing insulation, and blankets to protective firefighting gear and scuba diving suits. Gateway has developed and begun marketing thermal regulating products under the trademark, OUTLAST. Products made from OUTLAST are already on the market, including boot and shoe liners, winter headgear, hats and caps for hunting and other outdoor sports, and a variety of men's and women's ski gloves.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20020076122

Page Number in Published book: 78
Manufacturer: GATEWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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