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Sunday, June 20, 2021

ALLIED Feather + Down Launches Chemical-Free, Fast-Drying Down Insulation

In keeping with its commitment to performance and sustainability, ALLIED Feather + Down — the world’s leading supplier of ethically sourced down — is proud to announce Expedry quick-drying down, featuring FUZE technology.

Available to all ALLIED partner brands, Expedry is a chemical-free solution that keeps the performance for which down is renowned, and makes care for down products easier while reducing energy consumption and broadening down’s performance range.

Expedry helps reduce dry times while minimizing performance issues in wet weather by using non-ionic, permanently bonded gold nanoparticles to the down cluster. These particles work to increase the evaporation rate of water at a molecular level, without the need for heat.

This technology differs from current water-resistant treatments for down. The common DWR treatments act as a hydrophobic agent that allows water to bead, keeping the down clusters drier for longer. However, once saturated, DWR treatments have no ability to accelerate drying.

In real-world situations, the increased evaporation rate created by Expedry could be of greater benefit than many DWR treatments. And once saturated through a thorough cleaning, Expedry-treated garments will dry almost twice as fast.

Expedry has been tested to dry 40 percent to 60 percent faster than untreated down, making it easier and faster to fully dry a jacket in traditional and condenser dryers. It also helps down products air-dry faster between uses in wet environments.

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