As part of its commitment to carbon neutrality, Dimension-Polyant, a global leader in high-performance fabric innovation and manufacturer of durable X-Pac waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has created a cleenTEC seal to help identify and guarantee that X-Pac fabrics have been made with recycled, bio-based, and/or responsibly sourced materials – and by responsible manufacturing processes and production facilities that are 100 per cent climate neutral.
Working with internationally- respected ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC fabric, and funds initiatives that rid the oceans of plastic and invest in sustainable wind power developments to offset its carbon footprint.
“We wanted to create a seal that would help brands better identify and understand our responsibly-sourced, carbon-neutral fabrics – that we go beyond being just a supplier of another recycled fabric,” said Uwe Stein, CEO, Dimension-Polyant.
Dimension-Polyant’s portfolio of cleenTEC certified fabrics includes its popular VX21, which is now 100 per cent carbon neutral, along with its new RX and X11 fabrics, which it will present at Techtextil Frankfurt taking place this June 21-24.
X-Pac RX is a collection of mono-polymer fabrics made with a 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester face fabric and X-PLY reinforcement. The recycled polyester fiber is made from discarded PET bottles. A lighter-weight polyester film backing provides a sleek, technical appearance.
For a more natural aesthetic, Dimension-Polyant recently developed X-Pac X11, which is made with a 100 per cent organic cotton duck face fabric, black recycled polyester X-PLY reinforcement and shiny polyester film backing.
Additional updates to the X-Pac collection of fabrics include that its strongest, most durable laminate, UVX40, is now made with bio-based Dyneema fibres, and that all of its X-PLY fibre reinforcement is now made with post-consumer recycled polyester.
“Many of our brand partners have expressed how much they appreciate all that goes into responsibly sourcing our raw materials to reduce our carbon footprint and take an industry lead in developing climate-neutral fabrics,” said Stein. “We are proud to have attained ClimatePartner’s ‘cradle-to-customer plus end-of-life’ certificate for our cleenTEC seal fabrics, which we believe are the first and only climate-neutral laminates made for packs.”
As a brand falling under Sioen Industries’ umbrella, Dimension-Polyant will exhibit within the Sioen stand at Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt Hall 11, C 50.