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cleenTEC seal spells out the benefits

Helping brands better identify responsibly-sourced, carbon-neutral fabrics.

8th June 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kempen, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Protective

Dimension-Polyant, the manufacturer of durable X-Pac waterproof laminates based in Kempen, Germany, has created a cleenTEC seal to help identify that X-Pac fabrics have been made with recycled, bio-based, and/or responsibly sourced materials.

In addition, it guarantees the materials are made by responsible manufacturing processes at production facilities that are 100% climate neutral.

Working with ClimatePartner, the company calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC fabric and funds initiatives that invest in sustainable wind power developments or ocean plastic collection to offset the carbon footprint.

“We wanted to create a seal that would help brands better identify and understand our responsibly-sourced, carbon-neutral fabrics and that we go beyond being just a supplier of another recycled fabric,” said Uwe Stein, Dimension-Polyant CEO.

The company’s portfolio of cleenTEC certified fabrics includes its popular VX21, which is now 100% carbon neutral, along with the new RX and X11 fabrics which will be presented at Techtextil in Frankfurt from June 21-24.

X-Pac RX is a collection of mono-polymer fabrics made with a 100% post-consumer recycled polyester face fabric and X-PLY reinforcement. The recycled polyester fibere is made from discarded PET bottles and a lighter-weight polyester film backing provides a sleek, technical appearance.

For a more natural aesthetic, Dimension-Polyant has recently developed X-Pac X11, which is made with a 100% 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 the company’s strongest, most durable laminate, UVX40,  now made with bio-based Dyneema fibres, and all X-PLY fibre reinforcements are 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.”

Dimension-Polyant will exhibit within the Sioen stand, C50 in Hall 11 at Techtextil.

www.dimension-polyant.com

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