After making it’s initial debut at this year’s InterBike and EuroBike shows, Scott is set to launch their new ITD ProTec "kit" for 2015.
What makes the kit unique, is it’s ability to protect riders from the dreaded "road rash".
Working closely with the industrial fabrics manufacturer, Schoeller, Scott’s ITD ProTech technology incorporates knit carbon yarn that’s printed in a ceramic pattern on the fabric’s surface, which in turn creates an abrasion resistant barrier that protects riders in the event of high speed contact with the ground.
According to Scott, the ITD ProTec technology will first become available in 2015 via their ProTec S/SL shirt and bibshorts, wherein the anti-abrasion material will be located on the shoulders and sleeves of the jersey, as well as the outer legs and waist of the bibshorts.
In addition to it’s anti-abrasion properties, the ProTec technology also has antibacterial attributes as well.
Checkout Scott’s video showing the new material come in contact with a belt sander. Better the material than the skin on this one !
WITH ITD PROTEC TORN SKIN IS HISTORY
TOGETHER WITH SCHOELLER®, SCOTT DEVELOPED ITD PROTEC TO PROVIDE HIGHER ABRASION RESISTANCE THAN REGULAR FABRICS.
SCOTT is proud to introduce the ITD ProTec Technology. This one of a kind blend of Carbon yarns and ceramic prints provides a fabric with very high abrasion resistance, especially in the case of high speed crashes. The SCOTT RC ProTec outfit is the very first bikewear kit featuring this technology and will be available to end-consumers in 2015.
In the racing scene, crashes at high speed happen all the time, normally not causing broken bones, but definitely tearing the skin. This mainly leads to gnarly infections and in most cases, a recovery period of 3 to 4 weeks.
In close cooperation with schoeller®, SCOTT developed the ITD ProTec-Technology, to provide a significantly higher abrasion resistance than regular fabrics. Inspired by the sailing industry, the knit Carbon yarns a ensure higher breakage strength, as well as an antibacterial effect. This combined with the ceramic printing on the fabric leads to high robustness and durability, even for crashes on asphalt at high speed.
This special fabric has been tested for 2 years by schoeller with pro teams, as well as by SCOTT with in-house product testers. In addition to these on-field tests, an external laboratory analyzed the fabric with ITD ProTec-Technology and compared it to other normal fabrics used in the bikewear industry. Among the other positive results, it is now proven that fabrics featuring the ITD ProTec-Technology have significantly better strength and higher abrasion resistance protecting the rider’s skin from heavy abrasion in case of crashes.
The jury stated: "The very hard-wearing material in places where bikers are prone to injury is what makes this biker’s clothing special. As tests have already proved, the material offers effective protection from grazes. Furthermore, it’s very comfortable to wear."
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