When Lurbel, a familiar company dedicated since 1992 to the hosiery manufacturing, jumped into the technical sports segment, adopted technology applied to sport as its new philosophy.
From this perspective and thanks to different partnerships with leading experts and textile technological institutes, the company has deployed its wings within the technical sports segment. Today, its great achievement, the textile technology Regenactiv, celebrates its 10th anniversary and has become much more than a fabric, it is the beginning of the era of technology of the familiar company.
Regenactiv® is a textile revolutionary technology based on natural polymers of marine origin, biodegradable, biocompatible and non-toxic.
It is a patented technology that is notable for its skin protective properties that since its beginnings in 2008 has had support from many different R&D projects (it was included within the Programme for Research and Technological Development 2008 and 2009 promoted by the Institute for Small and Medium Sized Companies in Valencia by means of European Regional Development Fund).
In 2010 the socks with Regenactiv technology were awarded in the II International Competition of Textile Products. There are three models of socks with this technology in the Lurbel catalogue: one model of running socks, another one for trail running and another one for trekking.
With this technology Lurbel started a new era with reference to its position in the market as a specialized brand within the sports segment, thanks to the effectiveness of the fabric in contact with skin.
1. High antimicrobial activity to avoid proliferation of fungi and bacteria that are deposited on the skin and on the fabrics.
2. Haemostatic properties
3. Moisture absorption
In 2012, a study conducted by the Dr. Pedro Pérez-Soriano (Biomechanics Laboratory. Department of Physical and Sports Education, University of Valencia) found that the Regenactiv® socks provide more hydration and comfort to the foot and also that there are statistically significant differences in the variables called comfort and adaptability, as well as in hydration of the socks in the most critical areas of the foot.
Regenactiv and Bmax
In 2012, the implementation of Regenactiv to the sports gave rise to Bmax technology. This one mainly consists of including the Regenactiv fabric to a third thread in the areas where the friction is highest, together with a fibre that acts as multichannel in case of need for heat dissipation or with a hollow fibre in case of need to keep that heat. The combination of both fabrics would result in a fabric called Bmax that, applied to a wide range of sports socks, is characterized by offering a good protection of skin and preventing from chafing and blisters.
In 2017, the sales of this product line accounted for more than a 60% of the total sales of hosiery products.
Aseptic feature of Regenactiv.
In in vitro studies, it has been demonstrated the antibacterial spectrum of this fabric with the following results:
a.Staphylococcus aureus =99%
b.Staphylococcus epidermidis = 99%
c.Enterococcus faecalis= 89.2
a.Escherichia coli =99%
b.Pseudomona Aeruginosa= 99%
a.Candida Albicans and Epydermophyton Floccosum
Where level of growth = 0
b.Epydermophyton Stockadalae = 76.9%
c.Tricophyton Mentagrophytes = 80%