- Haydale said Tuesday it had been jointly awarded a contract by the English Institute of Sport to develop advanced wearable technology for elite athletes in training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in collaboration with the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University.

Initial work was already in progress to incorporate Haydale's advanced materials into flexible, printable coatings which would then be embedded into a range of apparel for elite athletes, the company said.

Initial deliverables included prototype wearable technology garments which demonstrated the form, technical functionality and wearability aspects required by elite athletes.

The company was expected to produce garments for use by athletes up until 2020.

The contract with English Institute for Sport would help drive Haydale's wearable technology know how in developing progressively smaller hardware components, quicker and cheaper printing techniques and methods of introducing these technologies into clothing manufacturing processes, the company said.

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