Frisby Technologies Inc, the developer of COMFORTEMP materials, yesterday announced it has completed development of a new material - COMFORTEMP NONWOVENS - and that the material is ready to begin full-scale production and sale.

The launch is the most significant new product introduction since the company introduced its top-selling line of COMFORTEMP foam materials and completes a five-fold increase in the number of COMFORTEMP materials available from the company.

This patent-pending nonwoven material was developed through the collaborative efforts of Frisby Technologies and the world's leading manufacturer of nonwoven materials, Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG of Wienheim, Germany.

Freudenberg will manufacture the material exclusively for sale by Frisby and Frisby's affiliates. The material has applications in each of Frisby's target markets, including as insulation and linings for apparel, footwear, bedding and home furnishings.

 Consumer products containing these new materials may be available at retail as early as late 2001 through a limited number of launch customers, with wide availability expected for the Autumn/Winter 2002 season.

Commenting on today's announcement, Greg Frisby, chairman and chief executive officer of Frisby Technologies, said: "We look forward to a long partnership with Freudenberg as we continue to aggressively deliver temperature-balancing solutions to consumer, commercial and industrial products."