At the Performance Days on April 22-23, 2020, which are being held as a digital fair in this edition due to the corona pandemic, the Performance Award and the Eco Performance Award will be presented online. The Performance Award is presented for the sustainable 3-layer laminate from BenQ Materials Corp. of Taoyuan/Taiwan.
The outer and inner fabric are made from 100% recycled polyester and laminated with the sustainable Xpore membrane. This membrane is manufactured completely without any solvents and without the use of water. The PFC-free Xpore membrane, together with the unmixed outer and inner fabric, can be recycled without any problems and without the generation of harmful substances during thermal treatment. This laminate also exceeds expectations in terms of function: With a water column of 18,000 mm and a breathability of over 10,000 g/m²/24h, the laminate is also suitable for sweat-inducing sports. BenQ offers a variety of laminates with this membrane, e.g. with 100% recycled polyamide, as well as with organic cotton and sustainable fiber blends.
The coat fabric from Stotz & Co. AG, Zurich/Switzerland is winner of the Eco Performance Award. The fabric is a blend made of 32% hemp and 68% organic cotton. Due to its densely woven construction it is windproof, while at the same time providing good breathability thanks to its natural fibers. The material can also withstand a rain shower, being equipped with a PFC-free DWR.
Both fabrics are presented at Forum Highlights on www.performancedays.com/digital-fair/forum-highlights.html.