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Primaloft Gold Insulation now has 55% recycled content

UK brands who already use PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco include: Montane, Rab, OMM and Keela.

8th September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich/Latham, NY

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

PrimaLoft, a leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations, fabrics and yarns, has updated its PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to include 55% post-consumer recycled content.

The update is a continuation of the PrimaLoft brand’s commitment to providing sustainable, high performance products. The company has a five-year sustainability goal to have at least 90% of its insulation products contain at least 50% post-consumer recycled materials, with absolutely no compromise on existing performance.

The new PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco has 55% recycled content (plastic bottles). © PrimaLoft

Sustainability

“Sustainability and social responsibility are deeply ingrained in the PrimaLoft corporate values and we strive to reconcile high performance with minimal environmental impact.  Many of our brand partners are equally committed to helping the environment, so increasing the recycled content in our products will also be beneficial to their sustainability goals, without any impact on end user performance,” said Jochen Lagemann, Managing Director Europe & Asia at PrimaLoft.

The new PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco, with 55% recycled content (plastic bottles), is said to have the same performance characteristics as the original PrimaLoft Gold Insulation, which offers superior warmth-to-weight ratios, both wet and dry performance ratings, softness, dry times, compressibility and durability, the company explains.

Updated version

The change originally happened after Patagonia worked closely with PrimaLoft to add a post-consumer recycled component to its existing PrimaLoft Gold Insulation, but with the guarantee of existing premium performance. PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco was used exclusively in the Nano Puff range for one year, beginning Autumn 2016. 

UK brands who already use PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco include: Montane, Rab, OMM and Keela. © PrimaLoft

As of September, all existing brand partners using PrimaLoft Gold Insulation will automatically change to the updated PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco with 55% recycled content and it will be available to all other outdoor brands going forward.

UK brands who already use PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco include: Montane, Rab, OMM and Keela.

www.primaloft.com

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