Dimension-Polyant, a producer of sailcloth and manufacturer of X-Pac 100 percent waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has created a multi-tiered sustainability initiative.

With the goal of minimizing its negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built around climate-neutrality, sustainably sourced materials, the longevity of its products, and recycling methods for its used materials.

Gate-to-Gate 100 Percent Climate-Neutral
Since 2021, Dimension Polyant’s Kempen, Germany and Putnam, CT production facilities have been 100 percent climate-neutral. Carbon emissions have been recorded within the DIN ISO 50001 framework and significantly reduced through green electricity, green gas and other measures. All remaining emissions are reduced by the company’s carbon offset program in cooperation with ClimatePartner and its Plastic Free Oceans climate protection project.

“The COVID pandemic gave us time to reflect, review and take action on our sustainability goals, beginning first with making our production facilities as green as possible,” said Uwe Stein, CEO, Dimension-Polyant. “We are proud our commitment in 2020 directed us to be 100 percent gate-to-gate carbon neutral in 2021. We are also pleased to have teamed with ClimatePartner in its marine protection program that ensures less plastic gets into the sea and used instead for recycled material—an initiative near and dear to our hearts.”

To help consumers identify its eco-friendly materials, Dimension-Polyant developed its cleenTEC seal, a name derived from the words clean and green. Materials carrying the cleenTEC seal are guaranteed to have been manufactured in climate-neutral production facilities and include one or more environmentally-friendly innovations.

CleenTEC Cradle-to-Gate Carbon Neutral And Responsible Materials
Dimension-Polyant is expanding its X-Pac range of environmentally friendly materials to complement its VX line of laminates. Its RX Line is made of 100 percent recycled polyester made from USA-sourced PET bottles.

Circularity And Durability Are The New Green
The company said “Dimension-Polyant and X-Pacdurable materials are built for the long haul, not the landfill.” Dimension-Polyant is also searching for end-of-life solutions for products made with its used materials together with the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI).

“Sustainability is a journey, and we’ll continue along our path to lower our carbon footprint and work with our brand partners to develop products their customers can feel good about purchasing and using over and over again,” said Stein.

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