Phase-change materials company Outlast Europe and Sedo Chemicals have developed a neoprene material with temperature regulation as part of a joint venture.

The material is said overcome the negative reputation of non-breathability and sweating in neoprene.

Sedo is laminating knitted polyester fabrics on neoprene sheets which are coated with Outlast technology, while Outlast Europe is responsible for the selection of the license partners and the licensing. Sedo is then distributing the  material.

"The new development is especially interesting for shoes and medical applications", said Martin Bentz, managing director at Outlast Europe.

The material neoprene is a closed-cell material based on rubber which claims insulation properties, high dynamic resistance, resistance to weather and ozone, good anti-ageing properties and tear and abrasion resistance.