Altexa srl and GHS Holdings announce the launch of HDry® ‘b5′ bio-based, waterproof laminate, for Summer/Fall 2021.
It’s another step forward in “ecological technology for ‘direct lamination,’ in waterproof outdoor performance products,” said the company.
HDry’s manufacturing processes and materials used throughout the lamination process are “well above industry standards and aim to reduce the environmental footprint of the outdoor and apparel manufacturing industries.” The new HDry ‘b5’ bio-based membrane offers the opportunity to “reduce dependence from fossil fuels on a high-end active performance gear with a high bio-content rate of 53 percent, resulting in the highest range of responsible technical performance.”
“This new bio-based version of our membrane at HDry replaces the majority of the petroleum in our process with a non-edible bio-based corn derivative. We are working to maintain our premium performance characteristics where waterproof-breathable performance is concerned while at the same time reducing the negative environmental impact our product has on the ecosystem,” says Gary Schloss, GHS Holdings, distributor for HDry NA. ”We are working hard to set our brand apart from market competition with an alternative that offers best in class protection from the elements while continuing to build on our sustainability story.”
The existing HDry compound is made by a polyurethane ester-based waterproof-breathable membrane combined with thin polyester knit. “Material saving and lightness are its greatest advantages.”
“HDry is PTFE-free, and no perfluorinated compounds (PFCs, PFOs, PFOAs, etc.) are used in its production. HDry does not contain any restricted substance of the Reach-Echa list and is Oeko-Tex certified. The “HDry” brand name comes from the abbreviation of the chemical name for water, H2O, with the word Dry and it signifies the connection between this technology and water.”
HDry will showcase HDry ‘b5’ technology at the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, OR, on November 17-18. For more product information, go here.