Highly functional outerwear and sustainability
For branded sportswear and outdoor apparel companies, 3D Ball padding now offers the first padding made from fiber balls, which offers an innovative alternative to down. 3D Ball padding is a new, contemporary material for use as a warming intermediate layer in sports and functional garments.
The high-performance, washable and fast-drying padding is very light and offers excellent insulation values as well as optimal breathability. This is because the fiber balls that give the product its name create a special pore structure. Other plus points include very high wearing comfort and an extremely soft and fluffy feel.
The padding also impresses in terms of sustainability. In the 3D Ball padding , it consists of 70% recycled polyester that is derived from post-consumer PET bottles. Although the fiber balls themselves are 100% recycled, binder fibers are used in the manufacturing process, resulting in a total of 70% recycled material.
High insulation performance
Small air pockets between the many fiber balls ensure a high, consistent thermal capacity. The particularly good insulation performance has been confirmed by an independent institute. For manufacturers, this advantage means that they can achieve the desired thermal value for their products with less material, i.e. with a lighter padding.
Another important aspect in favor of choosing this innovative and ecologically valuable padding is that the material can be easily processed, just like a conventional padding. However, 3D Ball padding enables completely different possibilities in terms of design, since it does not slip or clump in the garment, as can happen with loose down. There is also no need for a fabric interlining, as is the case with down, because the padding is migration safe. Costs can be saved in the manufacturing and processing stages because they can be carried out more efficiently and with less energy.
Very high resilience is another factor in favor of comfortemp® fiberball padding. The fibers do not stick together when a jacket sits crumpled up in a rucksack for an extended time period, for example, and they always return to their original shape. Thanks to this exceptional resilience, this innovative material can also be vacuum-packed, resulting in significantly lower transport costs because it can be shipped and stored much more compactly.
Last but not least, comfortemp® fiberball also features an impressive price-performance ratio. Even the eco version for sustainable outerwear clothing is offered at a comparable price to conventionally produced alternatives.
3D Ball padding
The advantages of the innovative padding
-Optimal breathability for greater comfort, making it ideal for sportswear
-Very good insulation properties
-Material is extremely soft and feels fluffy
-Easy to process, just like conventional padding
-Cost savings compared to processing down or loose fibers
-More possibilities and freedom in terms of design, as the material can not slip or clump together
-High rebound behavior, which also enables better packaging and significantly lower transport costs