Thermo Silk is the most natural yet sophisticated textile imaginable.
Ideal for both household fabrics and outdoor clothing, it always ensures maximum comfort. T.Silk® is hypoallergenic and perfectly compatible with our skin, and it is able to maintain heat and transpirability.
SILK: A RAW MATERIAL LIKE NO OTHER
Silk has extraordinary intrinsic properties:
Silk fibers have a very low thermal conductivity coefficient. The large amount of air trapped in the fibers provides exceptional thermal insulation.
Silk is the lightest of the natural fibers.
Silk’s high capacity to absorb and retain water is far superior to that of other fibers such as cotton, cellulose acetate, polyester and nylon.
The elongation at break of degummed silk falls in the range of 15-35%, significantly higher than that for cotton and Kevlar, and comparable to that of nylon. A silk fiber is approximately five times stronger than a steel fiber of the same weight. Furthermore, the yield strength (stress at which material permanently deforms) and breaking strength of silk are very close meaning that silk fibers can bear loads very close to their breaking point without being compromised: silk has a high ability to absorb sudden loads without strain.
Under repeated bending, silk fibers exhibit a resistance between those of wool and cotton.
Similar on the average to wool and cotton.
When stretched by up to 2%, silk shows full elastic recovery when the load is removed. Silk fibers are completely elastic.
Heat resistance: silk can withstand temperatures as high as 140°C for prolonged periods; it decomposes at 171°C. Silk fibers are highly crease resistant thanks to their resiliency and ability to recover from other types of deformation.