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Polygiene and Sinterama to launch recycled fibre with Permanent Odor Control Technology

Featured in Sinterama’s Newlife range, the process offers customers a 100% post-consumer recycled, anti-bacterial yarn.

16th May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Malmö

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Featured in Sinterama’s Newlife range, the process can also help open opportunities for brands in workwear and the care sectors. © Polygiene  Polygiene, a specialist in door control technology, together with Sinterama, a European leader in polyester yarn production, have developed a 100% recycled fibre Newlife featuring Permanent Odor Control Technology. 

Featured in Sinterama’s Newlife range, the process offers customers a 100% post-consumer recycled, anti-bacterial yarn. As the yarn is treated at fibre-level it will bring considerable benefits to the customer in terms of odour control, easy care and longer lasting garments, the manufacturer reports. According to the company, it can also help open opportunities for brands in workwear and the care sectors, with potential to develop into other categories.

Polygiene Permanent Odor Control

Polygiene Permanent Odor Control – a silver chloride derived from recycled silver from electronic waste – has been developed to inhibit and guard against the growth of odours arising from microbes, such as bacteria and fungus. Bad smells develop when odour-causing bacteria settle into the fabric, mix with sweat and multiply. The treatment is permanent and products treated with Polygiene are said to stay fresh and remain hygienic between washes.

Sinterama’s Newlife is a complete and certified system of recycled polyester filament yarns coming from 100% post-consumer PET bottles sourced and processed into a polymer through a mechanical process and spun into yarn exclusively and entirely in Italy. This whole process constitutes Sinterama’s proprietary High Tech Conversion Model (HTCM).

“We’re excited to begin working with Sinterama as this will open new doors for us in categories where we see large growth potential,” said Christian von Uthmann, Polygiene CEO. “The care sector where we first started, as well as the corporate/workwear industry will both benefit as Polygiene treated fabrics will be capable of withstanding industrial level laundering. In addition, the shorter lead-times with the ability of pre-treated fabrics to be stored and colored is an exceptional market advantage to an even wider audience.”

Cooperation

“We are very proud of the cooperation with such an innovation leader as Polygiene. The agreement fits perfectly with the tradition and the strategy of Sinterama to develop and innovate constantly, giving our customers durable, healthy, green solutions, with additional features to delight the end user,” commented Guglielmo Fiocchi, Sinterama CEO.

Sinterama sees the application appealing to a number of sectors.  Matteo Soppera, Head of Product Marketing commented: “Marrying together Polygiene technology and Sinterama’s experience in recycled, high-tech polyester filament yarn, is a new concept for the textile market and will offer our customers improved performance.”

www.polygiene.com

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