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Microclimate

The Science: Microclimate

A Climate of Innovation

Maintaining comfortable levels of temperature and humidity in the microclimate that exists between materials and the human body.  

Parameters

Temperature
The thermal activity in the space between the material and the body; perceived as coolness or warmth.

Humidity
The amount of water vapour in the air found within the material and around the body; perceived as levels of humidity.

 

Freshness
The ability of material to retain its original qualities unimpaired by heat and moisture; perceived as a clean look, feel and scent.

 

Measurements

Micro-compression
The relationship between stress and strain within a material that has been compressed by 10%; represented as slopes of varying steepness.

Moisture transport
The movement of water vapour within and around the material; the speed and direction at which it is absorbed and released.

 

Temperature diffusion
The rate and direction at which temperature spreads within and around the material; the time and space in which heat is retained or lost.

 

 

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