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Trevira wins Brandenburg Innovation Award

Trevira has been recognised for its new flame retardant, UV-resistant polyester yarn.

26th November 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bobingen

Sports/​Outdoor, Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

The prize-giving ceremony. © Agentur Medienlabor Adam Sevens

Trevira has been named winner of the Brandenburg Innovation Award for Plastics and Chemistry 2019 by the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs for its new flame retardant, UV-resistant polyester yarn.

The yarn, which is available in a variety of colours, is specially designed for outdoor applications. It was selected for the award by a jury of five, with the prize-giving ceremony taking place at the Cluster Conference Plastics and Chemistry on 21 November.

Trevira’s innovative new yarn is designed to combine multiple qualities in a way never before achieved for a polyester textile. The yarn features permanently integrated flame retardancy and UV protection, along with durable colour that is highly resistant to washing. It has immense potential for numerous applications in highly regulated outdoor sectors – for example, in areas such as lounge furnishings for cruise ships.

Trevira has been recognised for its new flame retardant, UV-resistant polyester yarn. © Agentur Medienlabor Adam Sevens

Trevira has been recognised for its new flame retardant, UV-resistant polyester yarn. © Agentur Medienlabor Adam Sevens

“We are extremely pleased that our innovative development has been recognised by the jury of the Brandenburg Innovation Award. Our product demonstrates the enormous talent and potential of our development department,” said CEO Klaus Holz.

Five companies were nominated for this year’s innovation award, which carries a EUR 10,000 prize. As part of the selection process, each company was invited to meet the jury in person to talk about their product.

The Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs describes the prize as rewarding outstanding ideas and solutions by Brandenburg start-ups and companies, along with creative solutions from cross-sector partnerships between companies and research institutions.

www.trevira.de

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