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North American launch of HDry b5 laminate

Reducing negative environmental impact on the ecosystem.

19th August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Denver, Colorado


Altexa, based in Busto Arsizio, Italy, and GHS Holdings will launch the HDry b5 bio-based, waterproof laminate for the Summer-Autumn 2021 season at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, Colorado from August 10-12, and the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, Oregon from October 27-28.

New brands are on board and the feedback is positive for HDry, the companies report, as the most advanced technology for waterproofing outdoor products through the direct 3D lamination of a waterproof-breathable membrane. The new membrane has bio-content of 53%.

“This new bio-based version of our membrane at HDry replaces part of the petroleum in our process with a non-edible bio-based corn derivative,” said Gary Schloss of GHS Holdings, the distributor of Hdry in North America. “We are working to maintain our premium performance characteristics where waterproof-breathable performance is concerned, while at the same time.”

The existing HDry compound is made by a polyurethane ester-based waterproof-breathable membrane combined with thin polyester knit. Material savings and lightness are its greatest advantages. HDry is PTFE-free, and no per fluorinated compounds (PFCs, PFOs, PFOAs, etc.) are used in its production. It does not contain any restricted substance on the REACH–ECHA list and is Oeko-Tex certified.

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