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Climate neutral laminates from Dimension-Polyant

Hyosung’s 100% post-consumer recycled regen Ocean nylon fully meets company’s durability standards.

9th October 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich, Germany

Sports/​Outdoor

Dimension-Polyant has teamed up with Hyosung to introduce a fully sustainable version of its successful X-Pac VX21 four-layer laminate for packs and bags.

It is now constructed with Hyosung’s new GRS-certified, 100% post-consumer recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets and the patented X-Ply fibre reinforcement technology made with post-consumer recycled PET. A lightweight taffeta backing, also made with recycled PET, provides enhanced stitch holding.

The VX21 laminate is made at Dimension-Polyant’s 100% carbon neutral plant in Putnam, Connecticut. It l joins other X-Pac fabrics carrying Dimension-Polyant’s cleenTEC seal, which guarantees it is 100% climate neutral by including recycled or bio-based components and having climate offsets directly applied. Working with ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC fabric to offset its carbon footprint.

“We have been waiting for just the right 100% recycled material that meets our durability standards and sustainability story to collaborate with on the next phase of VX21 laminate,” said Taylor North, head of technical fabrics at Dimension-Polyant USA.

Dimension-Polyant – the world’s leading sailcloth producer – also launched several additional sustainable and durable pack and bag materials at the recent Performance Days show in Munich, including its new X-Pac RX collection of mono-polymer fabrics made with a 100% post-consumer recycled polyester face fabric and X-Ply reinforcement. The recycled polyester fibre is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the USA. A lighter-weight polyester film backing provides a sleek, technical appearance and it is treated with a PFAS-free DWR.

www.dimension-polyant.com

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