PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company based in the U.S.A. and world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, launched together with Origin Materials Inc., the world's leading carbon negative materials company, a new programme for developing high-performance carbon-negative insulating fibres for the outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle markets and hypoallergenic insulated bedding. The programme is focused on carbon-negative PET and on next-generation polymers produced by the patented technological platform of Origin Materials, which turns wood residue into cost-advantaged and sustainable carbon-negative materials.

The collaboration builds on PrimaLoft’s “Relentlessly Responsible™” mission to elevate both performance and sustainability, through innovation and includes: PrimaLoft® Bio™, which was developed and launched on the market in late 2018 as an effort to battle microplastics in the ocean; PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, which provides materials manufactured with greater than 50% CO2 savings; and PrimaLoft’s post-consumer recycling initiative. The next frontier for the company is non-petroleum based raw materials, including products that biodegrade and other circular economy solutions.

From its end, Origin Materials believes its technology platform, developed over the course of the last ten years, will help revolutionize the production of a wide range of end products, including clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tires, carpeting, toys, and more with a market that could potentially arrive at one trillion dollars.

Origin Materials will be in charge of the development and production of the new carbon-negative fibres, while marketing will be done by PrimaLoft, which claims an advantageous position on international markets and a portfolio of 900 global brands, including iconic names like Patagonia, Stone Island, Adidas, Nike, L.L. Bean, Lulemon, as well as a large global network of manufacturers that employ a wide array of textile processes to make its products (including extrusion, carding, spinning, finishing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, airlaid, meltblown, and other technologies).