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Hologenix expands offer with Celliant print

Innovation brings the benefits of infrared to a wider audience.

14th December 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Los Angeles

Sports/​Activewear, Technical Textiles

Materials science leader Hologenix is on a mission to bring the health and wellness benefits of infrared to the most people possible. In the spirit of its perennial innovation, the company has announced that its flagship product Celliant infrared (IR) technology, a natural blend of IR-generating bioceramic minerals, is now more widely available from the company as a printed coating, expanding the uses of the technology and increasing the number of prospective partners. The innovation was named a Selection in the Fibers & Insulations Category of the ISPO Textrends Awards just last month.

Traditionally, Celliant has been embedded directly into fibres and yarns. However, for its print applications, Celliant fine mineral powder can be easily added directly onto the surface of all different fabric types. The company is particularly energised about how this expands the array of sustainable offerings that Celliant can be incorporated into and is looking forward to partnering with brands to print Celliant on their eco-friendly fabrics. Celliant Print may be a cost-effective alternative to in-yarn solutions and allows for a more efficient supply chain, Hologenix says.

In a process that is similar to screen printing, Celliant Print can be applied to a partner’s existing preferred fabrics or to a new fabric to create a variety of different product applications. For brands who are seeking a smaller pattern roller for apparel, orthopaedic products or other close-to-skin projects, Celliant Print can accommodate this. There is also a larger pattern roller for bedding and larger-scale applications. As long as the print covers 80% of the fabric’s surface, the design possibilities for the print itself are virtually endless, the company says. Celliant Print has undergone mechanical testing for wash tests and can be confirmed to last the useful life of the product, for 50+ washes.

By applying Celliant Print directly onto the fabric, brand partners are able to use Celliant with a higher loading of bioceramic minerals than what would otherwise be possible with an in-yarn solution. This makes it ideal for recovery and performance purposes. In fact, an example of a Celliant Print application on kinesiology tape, KT Tape  PRO Oxygen was launched in April to great success, Hologenix says.

“Our company is built on innovation and Celliant Print is another step forward in bringing the infrared advantage to a wider audience,” said Seth Casden, Hologenix Co-founder and CEO.

The first chance to discuss CELLIANT Print in person in 2024 will come at the Heimtextil show in Frankfurt, from 9-12 January.

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