The porelle® performance ACTIVE+ range is based on a hydrophobic microporous membrane, available in white or black, specifically developed to offer enhanced comfort in active apparel.
Porelle® perfomance ACTIVE+ membranes are unique in their ability to provide an enhanced level of dry comfort in use, due to an inherent dry feel and a natural water repellency. The hydrophobic technology means the membranes are ‘water hating’, thereby keeping the user dry and comfortable.
In addition, porelle® perfomance ACTIVE+ membranes:
Repel water droplets, even under high pressure, ensuring the wearer remains dry in extreme
Breathe by allowing sweat in the form of water vapour molecules to directly migrate through the porous structure, ensuring the membrane retains its dry feel character, for enhanced comfort during activity
Have a repellent surface that offers a last line of defence against moisture ingress when the outer water repellent finish of the garment has failed, which is now a common problem with PFC-free DWR treatments.
Porelle® performance ACTIVE+ membranes provide a solution that ensures the user remains more comfortable. Unlike hydrophilic membranes, microporous technologies breathe by a different mechanism, instantly allowing the passage of water vapour molecules through interconnecting nanopores. The microporous membrane is hydrophobic, so it does not swell or absorb moisture. This means the character and nature of the film maintains a dry feel when in use, offering optimum comfort performance for the wearer.
The structure comprises of a highly regular, 3D network of interconnecting nanopores, typically 20 nm in diameter. The optimised nanostructure, combined with its tailored polymer properties, ensures consistent waterproof and physical properties in use, even after multiple washes.