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Sympatex presents new functional laminates for street fashion in Munich

New laminates made of certified organic cotton, produced in a 100% certified organic way, have recently been added to the Sympatex portfolio.

28th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich / Unterf√∂hring

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

The ecological alternative among functional textile specialists will introduce new laminates with the guaranteed green Sympatex membrane for the sectors of fashion, street wear and leisure wear.

Several new developments made of 100% recycled polyester will be offered. New laminates made of certified organic cotton, produced in a 100% certified organic way, have recently been added to the Sympatex portfolio. Other highlights are new products treated with Polygiene Odor Control Technology.

Two-layer laminates

Sympatex offers a 100% recycled polyester with a mini ripstop look, a soft touch and mechanical stretch.

Among the lightweight three-layer articles, there are very fine and smooth all-rounders, for instance with uppers in a houndstooth look as well as opaque jersey knit for linings, the company reports.

The fabrics are produced with 100% pure recycled polyester, so they can easily join the recycling process again.

Organic cotton

For the first time, the Sympatex portfolio contains products made of certified organic cotton. The two-layer article is said to offer a beautiful simple, smooth plain weave with a typical, slightly fibrous cotton touch. The reverse side of the three-layer article features a soft jersey knit.

“The look of the majority of new developments is aimed at the sectors of leisure wear and fashion. The high performance level also makes these articles special. Here, Sympatex can offer a very high breathability, amongst other things,” explained Haymo Strubel, Director Apparel at Sympatex.

All products can receive treatments with the 100% fluorocarbon-free, water-repellent Bionic Finish Eco as well as with Polygiene, a technology featuring active odour control. In addition, more than 75% of the Sympatex laminates in the business area Apparel are already bluesign approved at the moment.

Guaranteed Green

Sympatex Technologies has been a pioneer for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products.

The Sympatex membrane is said to be optimally breathable, 100% wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100% recyclable, bluesign certified, received the Oeko-Tex-Standard-100 certificate and is PTFE-free and PFC-free.

The technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint.

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