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Biodegradable synthetic insulation and performance fabrics

Updated : 20-Nov-2020

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  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

PrimaLoft Bio

Environmental impacts of non-degradable synthetic textiles are well-known in the textile industry. These materials cause microplastics pollution on land and waterbodies. PrimaLoft Bio is a biodegradable, 100% recycled synthetic insulation and performance fabric. It's made from 100% recycled content. In accelerated test conditions, PrimaLoft Bio fibers reach near complete biodegradation in under two years, while standard polyester remains almost completely intact.

Independent testing has also shown that the soil left behind from the degradation process contains no plastic and remains perfectly suitable for plant growth. The fibers are degraded to 100% natural elements like water, CO2, methane, biomass, and humus.


Read More: PrimaLoft Bio, the first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled biodegradable fibres

Organisation

PrimaLoft

Country

United States

Year

2018

Sustainability Benefits

PrimaLoft® Bio™ fibers break down at a highly-accelerated rate in landfills and oceans because they have been optimized to be more appetizing to the naturally-occurring microbes in the specific environments. These microbes allow synthetic insulation fabrics to return to natural elements: water, CO2, methane, biomass and humus – a common, natural component of potting soil.

USP

The product has properties similar to that of a synthetic fibre but biodegrades completely owing to their unique fibre making technology.

How does this work?

PrimaLoft® Bio™ brings a new approach to sustainability without compromising the industry-leading performance and comfort throughout the life cycle of the garment. This innovation lies within the makeup of the fibers, which leads to the creation of biodegradable, 100% recycled, synthetic insulation and fabrics.

About the Company

PrimaLoft, Inc. is an advanced material technology company based in Latham, New York. It does research and innovative development of comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics. PrimaLoft Inc. delivers feel-good products that are used in the global outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, workwear, hunting, and military applications.

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  • Fabric
  • Insulation textiles
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