Initial work is taking place to incorporate Haydale’s advanced materials into flexible, printable coatings which will be embedded into a range of apparel for elite athletes. Initial deliverables include prototype wearable technology garments which demonstrate the form, technical functionality and wearability aspects required by elite athletes. Production is then expected for garments for use by athletes during their training and in competitions up to 2020.
The aim is to drive Haydale’s wearable technology know-how in developing progressively smaller hardware components, quicker and cheaper printing techniques and methods of introducing these technologies into clothing manufacturing processes.
In collaboration with WCPC, Haydale has developed and refined a range of proprietary printing inks, which fulfill a range of functions in sensing and conditioning, combined with ease of printing for use in the wearable technology market which is growing rapidly.