As part of its commitment to carbon neutrality, Dimension-Polyant, the manufacturer of X-Pac waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has created a CleenTec seal to identify and guarantee that X-Pac fabrics are made with recycled, bio-based, and/or responsibly sourced materials, by responsible manufacturing processes and production facilities that are 100 percent climate neutral.
Working with ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of CleenTec fabric and funds initiatives that remove ocean plastic and invests in sustainable wind power developments to offset its carbon footprint.
“We wanted to create a seal that would help brands better identify and understand our responsibly-sourced, carbon-neutral fabrics; we are more than just a supplier of another recycled fabric,” said Kenneth Madsen, president, Dimension-Polyant.
Dimension-Polyant’s portfolio of CleenTec-certified fabrics includes its 100 percent carbon-neutral VX21 and its latest RX and X11 fabrics, which the company will showcase at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver from June 9-11.
X-Pac RX is a collection of mono-polymer fabrics made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester face fabric and X-Ply reinforcement. The recycled polyester fiber is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the United States. A lighter-weight polyester film backing provides a technical appearance.
Dimension-Polyant recently developed X-Pac X11 for a more natural aesthetic, made with a 100 percent organic cotton duck face fabric, black recycled polyester X-Ply reinforcement, and polyester film backing.
Additional updates to the X-Pac collection of fabrics include that its UVX40 is made with bio-based Dyneema fibers, and its X-Ply fiber reinforcement is made with domestically sourced, post-consumer recycled polyester.
“Many of our brand partners have expressed how much they appreciate all that goes into responsibly sourcing our raw materials to reduce our carbon footprint and take an industry lead in developing climate-neutral fabrics,” said Taylor North, head of technical fabrics, Dimension-Polyant. “The fact our RX line is sourced completely on the East Coast is another aspect our customers understand and appreciate. We are proud to have attained ClimatePartner’s ‘cradle-to-customer plus end-of-life’ certificate for our CleenTec seal fabrics, which we believe are the first and only climate-neutral laminate made for packs.”
As a brand falling under Sioen Industries’ umbrella, Dimension-Polyant will exhibit at the Sioen booth at Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt Hall 11, C 50, from June 21-24.
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