Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec performance fabrics, has been selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards. The Awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.

The R&D 100 Awards have long been a benchmark of excellence for industry sectors as diverse as telecommunications, high-energy physics, software, manufacturing, and biotechnology. Polartec NeoShell, the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market, has earned several industry awards and acclaim from journalists, professional athletes, and consumers alike.

“The development of Polartec NeoShell represented our largest investment in research and development ever when we brought it to market,” says Allon Cohne, Polartec global director of marketing. “We've always believed that Polartec NeoShell will help change the way people think about waterproof fabric, and we're honored by this recognition.”

Polartec NeoShell is available in outerwear and accessories from brands including 66º North, Alpinus, Eider, EMS, Flylow, Lafuma, Malachowski, Mammut, Marmot, Montura, NFM, Nonetheless, Rab, The North Face, Under Armour, Vaude, and Westcomb.