TransDRY® technology for cotton is a patented, high-performance moisture management application that allows fabrics to wick and spread perspiration as well as, or better than, most high-tech synthetic fabrics. You get the comfort and softness of your favorite cotton t-shirt, along with wicking and fast-drying performance.
The TransDRY® technology begins by treating cotton yarns with a special process to make them water repellent. Blending the right amount of repellent yarns with absorbent cotton yarns creates cotton fabrics that have a lower overall absorbent capacity that mimics that of polyester and nylon. As a result, TransDRY® fabrics dry up to twice as fast as untreated cotton and do not become over-saturated and uncomfortable during exercise. The result is comfortable, soft cotton that performs better than high-tech synthetic fabrics.
Since the TransDRY® technology starts at the yarn stage, the possibilities to engineer moisture management fabrics are endless. Fabrics can be constructed to move moisture horizontally, vertically, or from the skin side to the outside of a fabric better than top-performing synthetic fabrics. The technology provides effective moisture management performance in a variety of product categories including circular knits, woven shirting, bottomweight fabrics, denim, and socks.
TransDRY® fabrics absorb less and don’t become over-saturated during exercise, which allows them to dry faster. The technology offers consistent results of improved drying time compared to equivalent untreated cotton fabrics and equal performance when compared to synthetic fabrics.