Fibre giant DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI) on Friday revealed an equity alliance partnership with Outlast Technologies, a leading Colorado-based supplier of fibres, fabrics and foams with smart "Adaptive Comfort" technology.

DTI said in a news release Outlast's patented phase change materials (PCM) and processes create products that interactively absorb, store and release energy in response to the needs of each individual and their environment.

As part of the agreement, DTI will own a percentage of the company and work with Outlast to leverage PCM technology to design new products that extend the application possibilities and increase the value to the consumer.

"DTI is committed to bringing consumers around the world highly innovative textile products that will meet their needs and expectations," said Bill Ghitis, president, apparel, DTI.

"We've recently committed to accelerating our innovation process by promising to deliver 25 innovations, via our strong portfolio of consumer brands, in the next five years."

"We are very excited about our partnership with DTI," said George Cattermole, Outlast CEO. "Together, with their worldwide leadership position in innovative fibre engineering and marketing, we can more effectively deliver a family of functional 'Adaptive Comfort' products to consumers."