TurboDry is a product of NexTex Innovations Inc., a technology hub focused on bringing new textile innovations to market. 

We are located in the Coda Building at Tech Square in Atlanta’s booming Midtown area and are an Educate Member of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Our People

Chad Lawrence
CEO

Chad is a textile expert with 22 years of experience with a domestic
manufacturing background in synthetic warp and weft knitting. Chad brings a passion for performance and a commitment to advanced knitting innovation to NexTex. His career includes technical and executive positions at Target, Spanx and Vanity Fair Intimates.  He is an expert at leveraging technological advances in textiles for apparel knitters, manufacturers and marketers. He holds one patent and has another pending. Chad is a member of the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech and is a Trustee for the Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation.

Dr. Jason (Jun-Yan) Hu
CTO

Dr. Hu specializes in functional textile development and performance evaluation. After many years of researching the process of how trees draw water from their roots to their leaves, Dr. Hu was able to harness those capabilities and translate them  into woven and knit fabrics, creating what we now know as TurboDry. The TurboDry technology is one of more than 40 patents around the world that have been granted to Dr. Hu, and he is particularly proud of TurboDry for its unique use of biomimicry unlike any other textile technology currently available.

Hannah Woods
Materials Innovation Manager

Hannah is a materials engineer who specializes in polymer structure and processing. She earned her Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2019 and her Bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering at Purdue University in 2017. As a researcher, she has worked with NASA, Purdue Global Engineering and the United States Air Force Research Lab. She is establishing NexTex as a leader in textile innovation by overseeing performance claims testing and new product R&D.

Our Product

TurboDry uses biomimicry to quickly and efficiently move moisture away from the wearer’s body. The technology is designed to mimic the capillary action that plants use to move water from their roots to their leaves. 

A patent-pending knitting process and proprietary yarns with optimized contact angle pull moisture away from the wearer’s body and set it in motion. From there, innovative capillaries knit into the yarn quickly move the moisture to the fabric’s exterior where it spreads out for fast evaporation.

TurboDry’s exceptional drying capabilities provide superior comfort and enhanced performance.

Because TurboDry relies on physics instead of chemical coatings, our impact on the environment is minimalized. Additionally, TurboDry can be made from 100% same-type polymers, allowing it to be knit from recycled polyester and recycled back into the production chain at end of use. Read more about TurboDry sustainability here.

NexTex partners with Best Pacific International, one of the largest synthetic knit mills in the world, to bring TurboDry to market.