Garmatex Technologies, Inc.

Garmatex Technologies, Inc.

October 01, 2014 09:00 ET

Innovative Fabric Technologies Bring Lifesaving Sports Apparel to Canadian Hockey Players

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) -

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Garmatex Technologies, Inc. ("Garmatex"), a leading inventor of intelligent fabric and apparel solutions, has partnered with BASE360 Inc., an innovative manufacturer of safety products for high risk sports, to bring a new generation of protective hockey wear to the Canadian market. This transformative portfolio of hockey apparel is designed to save lives through the use of world-leading fabric technologies.

BASE360 Inc. was founded to provide a better form of body protection on the ice, following a traumatic incident where a young hockey player suffered a life-threatening skate laceration. "After more than a year of R&D, working in partnership with Garmatex, we were able to create an exciting line of hockey apparel that protects the exposed hyper-critical areas of the wrist, leg (calf) and ankle without sacrificing the performance athletes have come to expect," says Rolf Loyens, President of BASE360 Inc. "Even as a base layer, we define our products as protective hockey equipment in that they are designed to minimize the risk of a severe injury."

BASE360 Inc.'s clothing lines, BASE360® and BODYARMOUR®, feature shirts, pants and socks with added Cut Protection Zones™ (CPZ). The company's apparel is manufactured using Garmatex's RecoverySkin™ and Coolskin® fabrics, which assist in quick muscle recovery while keeping players cool and dry for optimal performance. The addition of Garmatex's antimicrobial formula, Bact-Out®, elevates the already protective piece to a new level: providing temperature regulation and bacterial odour management that does not wash out.

In true Canadian style, BASE360 Inc. has introduced its BODYARMOUR® brand exclusively to Canadian Tire for the 2014/2015 season. The lifesaving line of apparel further supports Canadian Tire's commitment to providing innovative and top-of-the-line sports apparel to Canadian consumers.

"We are very excited to work with BASE360 Inc. and Canadian Tire," says Martin Doane, CEO and President of Garmatex. "It's always great to see a new product category come to fruition that can make a difference by improving the safety of players on the ice."

The company's cut protective performance apparel is an evolution in hockey equipment and is worn by players of all levels, including NHL teams and officials. The companies are working together to incorporate Garmatex's SteelSkin™ technology into the next generation of apparel to further enhance its protective properties. They are also in the process of developing a new line of apparel designed specifically for speed skaters.

About BASE360® Inc.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BASE 360 Inc. is a design and manufacturing company dedicated to creating innovative safety products for high risk sports and professions. The company recognizes that, through the convergence of performance and protection, there is an opportunity to minimize injuries due to lacerations. Its portfolio of products is anchored by the BASE360® and BODYARMOUR® lines of protective base layer products that are available at participating sports retailers across Canada and in the United States. For more information visit:

About Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire is committed to building a retail operation that supports new and innovative products that address the everyday needs of customers. Canadian Tire Corporation is Canada's largest retailer with consolidated sales over $13 billion from a family of companies that includes Canadian Tire, Partsource, Gas+, FGL Sports, Mark's and Canadian Tire Financial Services. Canadian Tire is the core business of Canadian Tire Corporation and one of Canada's most shopped general merchandise retailers, with 491 retail locations and a robust online community. Approximately 85% of all Canadians live within a 15-minute drive of a Canadian Tire store; nine out of ten adult Canadians shop at one of these outlets at least twice a year; and 40% of Canadians shop at Canadian Tire every week. For more information please visit:

About Garmatex Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Garmatex Technologies is fast becoming a market leader in leading edge, scientifically-engineered fabric technologies. Garmatex harnesses advanced, nano-level processes that manipulate raw textiles and alter fabric molecules, to provide superior fabrics that perform under extreme conditions. Garmatex offers innovative solutions for athletic and lifestyle apparel as well industrial and commercial products. Its current products and fabrics include: Kottinu™, T3®, Bact-Out®, CoolSkin®, WarmSkin®, IceSkin™, ColdSkin™, SteelSkin™, Satinu™, SlimSkin™, AbsorbSkin™, CamoSkin® and RecoverySkin™. Going forward, Garmatex plans to expand its portfolio by collaborating with leading research and development teams to produce textiles that improve the health, well-being and effectiveness of people and products. Garmatex was formed in 2012 and has offices in Canada, the US, Taiwan and will soon open offices in the Netherlands and Barbados. For more information please visit:

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