Membrane manufacturer Sympatex presents recyclable textile solutions at Performance Days in Munich/Germany on March 15-16, 2023. The company has always been PFAS and PTFE free. Now, Sympatex Technologies GmbH, Unterföhring/Germany, will introduce 3 new high-performance products made of recycled polyester textiles, following the circular economy model. The monomaterial, GRS-certified articles can be fed into the textile cycle at the end of the product life cycle. Thus, the products already correspond to the future binding, sustainable textile strategy of the European Commission.
Adding the articles "Minzhu", "Minzhu Spring" and "Minzhu Sky" to the product portfolio is the most straightforward way for the company to reach goal of being 100% circular by 2030. These are products with the lowest environmental footprint currently possible.
To conserve resources the Sympatex portfolio is available “undyed” in a natural white shade. By eliminating the dyeing process alone, an “undyed” Sympatex laminate saves an average of 19% water and 16% CO2
compared to conventionally dyed materials. The manufacturing process saves energy and ensures significantly lower use of harmful chemicals. The article L1665 Banff Spring Undyed offers the first undyed Sympatex laminate made from 100% recycled fiber2fiber yarn, which was produced from chemically recycled old clothing and fabric scraps. The climate-neutral, PTFE and PFAS-free membrane, is suitable for use in the lifestyle, outdoor and sportswear markets.
With PFAS in the spotlight, the solution of waterproof membranes is changing faster than predicted. On the fabric side, one can are already recognize the effects of the incoming EU Green Deal.
Performance Days has thus set up an in-depth session on Day 1 of the 10 leading Fabric Converters presenting their solutions using the Pecha Kucha format. This will be split in 2 by a panel featuring membrane manufacturers.