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Outlast Technologies, Inc. Receives Certified Space Technology Designation

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2003) — Outlast Technologies, Inc.’s patented phase change fiber, fabric and foam technology has been designated a Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting space endeavors. As the developer of Outlast Adaptive Comfort technology used in consumer products ranging from outdoor performance apparel and gear to casual fashion wear and bedding, Outlast received this prestigious seal of approval for the way in which its space technology enhances the lives of citizens here on Earth. Other `Space Certified` products include Tempur-Pedic Sleep Surfaces, Fisher Space Pens and Challenger Learning Centers. “Originally developed for use in space gloves to protect against extreme temperature fluctuations, Outlast has devoted the past 12 years to improving our phase change materials and developing new consumer and industrial applications,” said Brad Poorman, Outlast’s Vice President of North America. “Outlast currently holds more than 20 patents with as many pending. Over 200 brands in 60 countries use Outlast phase change materials in their products. We are pleased that our technology has been recognized by the Space Foundation and are proud to accept the organization’s certification seal for our Outlast materials.” “The Space Foundation is pleased to recognize the valuable, pioneering efforts of companies like Outlast,” said Steve Eisenhart, vice president of policy and public affairs for the Space Foundation. “The broad range of use of Outlast materials in consumer goods, from apparel to bedding, demonstrates an exceptional example of how mankind currently benefits from today’s space technologies and how our future generations can leverage these successful endeavors, as well.” About The Space Foundation The Space Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. Founded in 1983, the Foundation has developed an aggressive branding program designed to certify products that originate from space-related technology or that use space-derived resources for consumer benefit. For more information about the Space Foundation and its certified products, visit About Outlast Technologies, Inc. Outlast Technologies, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation, is the worldwide pioneer in developing unique phase change materials capable of stabilizing the microclimate inside outerwear, footwear, casual apparel and bedding. Outlast fibers and fabrics contain micro encapsulated phase change materials called Thermocules to provide Adaptive Comfort and can be found in over 200 premium brands of apparel, helmets, gloves, footwear, home furnishings and industrial products. DuPont Textiles and Interiors recently established an equity alliance partnership with Outlast Technologies to develop new fibers, fabrics and processes incorporating Outlast phase change materials. For more information, visit Editorial Contacts: Lisa Winston @ Peak Exposure For Outlast Technologies, Inc. [email protected] or 303.530.1205 Julie Howell For Space Foundation [email protected] or 719.576.8000

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