PrimaLoft Bio Performance Fabric: the first fabric made from 100% recycled, biodegradable synthetic fibrePrimaLoft, a global leader in advanced material technology, expands its biodegradable line with the introduction of Primaloft® BioTM Performance Fabric, the first 100% recycled, biodegradable synthetic fabric.
PrimaLoft expands its biodegradable technologies and, after Primaloft® BioTM Insulation, PrimaLoft Bio Performance Fabric is launched at the basis of which there is an improved fibre technology allowing for the first time a highly accelerated biodegradation under certain environmental conditions. The new and innovative fabrics commercialy available from autumn 2020, will allow a piece of garment to be returned entirely to nature.
Mike Joyce, President and CEO of Primalof says:
In order not to compromise performance, we needed to ensure that our biodegradable fibres would stand up to the rigorous process of manufacturing fabrics, while maintaining its ability to degrade. This is really a new horizon, and we try to set the standards towards significantly lessening the environmental impact of the textile industry.
PrimaLoft® Bio fibres break down when exposed to specific environments – such as a landfill or the ocean as this very new process enhances the fibres to be more attractive to the naturally-occurring microbes found in these environments. The microbes eat away at the fibres at a faster rate, returning the material to natural elements, helping to solve the growing problem of microplastics littering the ocean and lands.
Primaloft® BioTM fibres will only biodegrade when exposed to the naturally-occurring microbes in landfills or bodies of water, thus, the fabric remains highly durable throughout its usable life cycle in a garment.