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Carvico's Xlance Fabric Made using Recycled Post Consumer Plastic

Updated : 09-Sep-2020

Xlance Fabrics

Xlance Eco is a fabric range made with a combination of Xlance elastomeric fiber and a 100% polyamide fabric from post-consumer materials. It is engineered exclusively for water sports, and can resist high stress and strain. The Xlance elastic fiber makes it chlorine proof, resistant to moisture and sweat, suntan creams, and UV rays.

Company Name

Carvico

Headquarters

Italy

Product Launched in

2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • The fabric range can be recycled and reused.
  • The production process aids in reducing CO2 emissions and saving electricity.

USP

  • The range of fabrics targeted on active wear markets, claims to have the same elasticity, resistance, breathability, printability versatility, and options for customisation as any other non-biodegradable range.
     

End user sector

  • Apparel and Garment Manufacturers
  • Sports wear and Activewear Manufacturers
  • Eco-Fabric Design Studios
  • Eco-Fibre Distributors
  • Sustainable Textile Production Facilities

How does this work?

 

  • The elastomer is produced without the use of solvents and is thermoset at lower temperatures compared to other cloths comprising standard elastomers.
  • Xlance elastomer is then blended with different eco-sustainable yarns like Econyl - a 100% regenerated nylon yarn from pre and post-consumer waste substances such as discarded fishing nets, carpeting pits and tulle, and a regenerated polyester yarn from PET bottles.
     

About the Company

Carvico

Established in 1962, Carvico was the first textile manufacturer in Italy to specialize in the production, dyeing and finishing of woven fabrics. Carvico has always considered research and fabric development as a strategic asset, requiring significant investments, and has turned it into the flagship of its business - leading to relevant investments in new technologies and new fabrics aimed at diversifying their offering and keeping up with global competitors. Recently, they have enforced a series of environmental policies aimed at creating a really sustainable supply chain to contribute to the circular business model of the future.

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