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Design Weave To Offer Temperature-Regulating Sheets Using Outlast® Technology

Boulder, Colo.-based Outlast Technologies Inc. - developer of temperature-regulating technology for apparel, footwear, bedding, packaging and labels, and accessories - has announced that its Outlast® technology will be available for the first time in sheet sets. Outlast has licensed the technology to China-based home textile manufacturer Design Weave Inc., which will manufacture the new product line at its 200,000-square-foot factory.

Initially created for NASA astronauts, Outlast temperature-regulating technology features microencapsulated Thermocules™ that absorb excess body heat, store it and then release it when the body is cold, thereby balancing a sleeper's skin temperature, according to Outlast. The new bedding products offering the technology include sheet sets, blankets and comforters.

"We're excited to be able to offer these products through our new licensee Design Weave Inc.," said Guy Eckert, executive vice president, Outlast Technologies. "These new developments complement our core bedding business and enable us to now offer retailers a complete Outlast sleep system."

The products will be labeled according to Outlast's Bronze, Silver or Gold tier-based comfort rating system that designates the amount of heat storage capacity in a product. The new line of bedding will be introduced at the New York Home Furnishings Market Week, to be held September 15-19 in New York City.

July 29, 2008