Frisby Technologies Inc, (Nasdaq: FRIZ), developer of the ComforTemp DCC dynamic climate control materials, today announced the introduction and worldwide launch of an entirely new climate control leather product. The announcement was made in conjunction with Sadesa, one of the world's leading leather tanners and a manufacturing partner for this new material. This significant new product development is said to represent the first commercial application of Frisby's DCC technology within products other than foam or foam/fabric packages.

The Timberland Company of Stratham, NH and Rocky Shoes and Boots, Inc of Nelsonville, OH are among the initial customers for the new Thermico leather with ComforTemp DCC, which will be supplied exclusively by Sadesa. Ten styles of Timberland's Broadstreet Casuals Series footwear and eight styles of Rocky's new TMC (Technology Made Comfortable) Gore-Tex Casual Shoe Series will be lined with Thermico with ComforTemp DCC leather, and will be available this fall at retailers.

Sadesa has exclusive, worldwide rights to this leather product in the footwear market. Frisby and Sadesa both have non-exclusive rights in other markets such as apparel, home furnishings, and commercial seating.

"When we learned about the capabilities of ComforTemp materials to deliver warming and cooling comfort, we knew immediately that providing leather with these features would bring new comfort and performance to footwear," notes Andres Galperin, Sadesa senior vice president for sales and marketing. "Sadesa has a strong history of producing a range of leather products that meet the needs of a wide range of footwear customers including lifestyle, performance, golf and safety footwear manufacturers. This new breakthrough enables us to bring another cutting-edge leather product to the world market."

"Leather is a perfect new complement to our existing ComforTemp foams and fabric packages, offering product designers new options to create truly unique and differentiated consumer and industrial products," says Greg Frisby, chairman and CEO of Frisby Technologies Inc. "Our research and marketing partnership with Sadesa, one of the most respected tanners in the world, has enabled us to engineer one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of leather footwear."

Sadesa, founded in 1941 and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the world's largest leather producers. The company has production facilities in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Thailand and sales offices throughout the world. Its leathers are used for footwear, upholstery, gloves and other personal leather goods. In the US, Canada and Mexico, RSI/Sigma, headquartered in Brookfield, Connecticut is Sadesa's exclusive representative and distributor. Key footwear customers include Nike, Adidas, Reebok, FootJoy, Converse, Rockport, Wolverine, Timberland, Stride Rite, K-Swiss and Clarks.

Frisby Technologies is a global leader in the development of dynamic thermal management solutions for the apparel, footwear and sporting goods, packaging, home furnishings, healthcare and electronics industries. ComforTemp DCC insulating and cooling foams and fabrics can be found in products from major manufacturers such as The Timberland Company, RLX Polo, Titleist and FootJoy Worldwide, Schoeller Textil, Orvis, Wells Lamont, Herman's Survivors, LaCrosse Footwear and Rocky Shoes and Boots.