• Allows no evaporation of sweat.
• Skin surface temperature increases.
• Increased vaso dilatation (blood flow) in
• Blood diverted from the muscles to the skin.
• Skin surface becomes hot and wet.
• Loss of comfort.
• Wear time limit of 2 hours.
• Allows limited evaporation at "Hole" areas.
• Cold air entering causes condensation of
• Skin surface becomes cold and wet.
• Loss of comfort.
• Wear time 3-4 hours.
• Allows extensive evaporation over a wide
• Excess heat and sweat ‘pumped’ out through
• "Pumping" increases as sweat increases with
• Maintenance of a comfortable micro—climate.
• Vapor phase maintained.
• Vaso dilatation in the skin is minimal.
• Muscle and deep tissue blood flow improved.
• Increased oxygenation of muscles and deep
• Greatly improved comfort.
• Wear time 24 hours.
Stomatex Neoprene Supports
• Stomatex neoprene allows extensive
evaporation of sweat from the skin surface
within the chamber areas.
• Excess heat and sweat is ‘pumped’ out of the
chambers through the pores.
• This pumping action increases with exercise
so as to match the increased production of
heat and sweat.
• This process ensures that a comfortable
micro-climate is maintained at the skin
surface, preventing over heating.
• Sweat is maintained as vapour in the
chambers as there is no condensation caused by
cold air from outside.
• As skin surface temperature is now
controlled, vaso dilatation (blood flow) in
the skin is minimal.
• Blood flow to the muscles is improved as
heat is contained in the deep tissues and
muscular vaso dilatation occurs
• Increased blood flow to the muscles results
in the delivery of more oxygen and nutrients.
• This is particularly important for
maximising the performance of working muscles
and in aiding the repair of damaged tissues.
• More even temperature and presence of vapour
leads to improved comport levels and reduced
incidence of skin damage, sweat rash etc.
• Wear time is frequently increased from a few
hours to 24 hours per day.
Normal Neoprene Supports
• Extensive coverage of the skin surface with
an impermeable thermal insulating material
such as neoprene prevents evaporation of
sweat. As evaporation is necessary to cool the
skin, it is inevitable that the skin surface
temperature will increase.
• Increased skin surface temperature leads to
increased vaso dilatation (blood flow) in the
skin, as the body attempts to cool the area.
• As overall blood flow to the limb will not
alter, the extra blood is diverted from the
muscles and deep tissues into the skin.
• Reduced blood flow to the muscles leads to
reduced delivery of oxygen and nutrients to
the effected area.
• There is reduced performance in the muscles.
• The skin surface becomes hot and wet.
• There is a dramatic loss of comfort.
• Effective wear time is limited to 2-3 hours
Stomatex® is a high-performance
breathable neoprene fabric material for protective clothing.