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Dimension-Polyant gets ISPO Textrends Award

X-Pac RX30 laminate awarded top ten fabric in the ISPO Textrends Soft Equipment Category.

11th December 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Putnam, CT, USA


With hundreds of fabrics submitted for ISPO Munich’s 2023 Textrends awards, Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of durable X-Pac waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, impressed the competition’s stringent jury to receive a Top Ten award for its X-Pac RX30 laminate in the Soft Equipment Category.

Ready to tackle the outdoor elements, X-Pac RX30 is a 3-layer laminate made with a 100%  post-consumer recycled 300 denier polyester face fabric and distinguishable X-PLY fibre reinforcement technology for an innovative three-layer construction that’s rugged, flexible and 100% waterproof. The laminate features a lighter weight recycled polyester film backing to provide provides a sleek, technical appearance. The recycled polyester fibre and backing is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the USA.

As with all X-Pac materials, the RX30 laminate is made in Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, Connecticut facility, which is 100% climate neutral. It carries Dimension-Polyant’s cleenTEC seal, which guarantees it is climate neutral by including recycled or bio-based components with the added sustainable measure of having climate offsets directly applied. Working with internationally- respected ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC fabric to offset its carbon footprint.

“Knowing how competitive the Textrends jury selection is, we are thrilled to have received an ISPO Munich 2023 Textrends Top 10 Award for our X-Pac RX30 - our most balanced construction for performance outdoor or urban backpack applications,” said Taylor North, Head of Technical Fabrics, Dimension-Polyant. “The judges were impressed with the not only with the fabric’s sustainable content, but also its distinct look and distinctly soft, lux hand feel.”

ISPO Textrends celebrated its tenth anniversary at ISPO Munich 2023, which took place from 28-30 November. ISPO is the hotspot for the international sports business community with over 2400 exhibitors.

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