HyperKewl Plus Highly Commended by CBRE

Posted by Octink on Oct 2, 2018 6:12:03 PM

With innovation at the heart of everything we do, we are delighted that our Hyperkewl Plus range of cooling products has been recognised by CBRE as one of their Top Ten Great Ideas in 2018.

Having navigated through the ‘Dragon’s Den’ styled regional heats, our team lead by James Russell were delighted to receive a Highly Commended Award  for Hyperkewl Plus at a ceremony held at Billingsgate Market.

Hyperkewl Plus field test Qatar

Of course Octink is best known for developing signage and display projects from the point of imagination to implementation,  however in 2010 in the midst of the financial crisis, we created our own ‘Innovation Initiative’ to explore ways to further add value and possibly diversify through new products and processes relevant to its experience in working in the property and construction sector. Hyperkewl Plus was discovered and is now marketed across EMEA through our sister business TechNiche Europe. 

Image showing technical qualities of the Hyperkewl Plus cooling vest


The opportunity to develop Hyperkewl Plus into a range of PPE (personal protective equipment) products followed each aimed at reducing the risk of heat stress for construction operatives across the globe. With extreme heatwaves happening with ever increasing frequency the business today now exports worldwide and has established itself as a leading authority on the issue of heat stress and worker wellbeing.

Image showing site operative testing the Hyperkewl Plus cooling vest

When applied into cooling workwear, HyperKewl Plus is activated by placing the garment in water for 2 minutes, removing the excess water and wearing. The users stay totally dry however thanks to a waterproof lining on the inside of the garment. With evaporation the garment will cool down by 15˚C and the user will see a thermal skin temperature reduction by up to 8˚C.

Graphic illustrating how Hyperkewl Plus works

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To discover more about Hyperkewl Plus please visit our dedicated website TechNiche Europe

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