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Ökolys wins Techtextil agrotextile award

With its innovative agrotextile Ökolys, Beaulieu Technical Textiles has received the international Techtextil Innovation Award in the category ‘New Applications’ at the Award Ceremony of the Techtextil in Frankfurt last week. This award is an Innovation Prize from Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens for outstanding developments in the range of new technical textiles.

19th June 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kruishoutem

Sustainable, Agriculture

With its innovative agrotextile Ökolys, Beaulieu Technical Textiles has received the international Techtextil Innovation Award in the category ‘New Applications’ at the Award Ceremony of the Techtextil in Frankfurt last week.

This award is an Innovation Prize from Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens for outstanding developments in the range of new technical textiles.

Ökolys

Ökolys is an innovation in environmentally friendly weed control within landscape gardening, forestry and agriculture. It is a groundcover based on two biopolymers – one biodegradable and one compostable, ensuring the important weed control for young plants, which is crucial in their first three years of life.

After the functional period of three years, Ökolys fragments, then  biodegrades  and finally becomes food for the protected plant.  End-of-life of Ökolys is no longer an issue: after its period of use, it returns into the organic chain, closing the carbon cycle.

Unique and innovative

According to Beaulieu,  Ökolys is by far the most ecological choice for weed control and is certified ‘OK compost’, which assures the biodegradability as well as the compostability of the groundcover, according to the European Norm on Compostability.

“This product is a unique biodegradable and compostable woven landscape fabric developed for environmental friendly weed control within application areas of landscape gardening, forestry and agriculture. The winners have taken full advantage of new renewable biobased fibres in order to achieve the desired properties. Beaulieu Technical Textiles contributes with Ökolys to the creation of an innovative and sustainable textile industry,” said the International jury of the Techtextil & Avantex Innovation Prize 2013.

Beaulieu Technical Textiles

Beaulieu Technical Textiles is an established leader and driving force in the market of technical textiles. Its dedicated line-up of benchmark products is engineered to provide a tailored and high-tech response to present and future trends and demands.

Beaulieu Technical Textiles claims to embody  the cutting edge in the customer-oriented and market-specific production of polymer textiles. Aiming to be an expert in the fields of agriculture, geotextiles, carpet backings, industrial packaging, and construction, it covers different markets and applications.

www.beaulieutechnicaltextiles.com

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