PrimaLoft, Inc. inked a licensing agreement with Fiberpartner, a global supplier of stapled fibers, technical yarns and plastics. The agreement allows Fiberpartner to develop the use of Primaloft’s PrimaLoft Bio technology in multiple new industries.
Fiberpartner CEO, Thomas Wittrup said, “We see an increasing demand for biodegradable polyester and consider PrimaLoft’s technology to be a game-changer. The staple fibers produced with PrimaLoft Bio from Fiberpartner will be developed to supplement regular polyester fiber for use in a variety of applications. Together, we can begin the journey towards a more sustainable world.”
Primaloft reported that PrimaLoft Bio is made from biodegradable, 100 percent recycled fibers that break down when exposed to specific environments such as landfills, the ocean and wastewater systems. And Primaloft Bio enhances fibers to be more attractive to naturally-occurring microbes found in these environments. In so doing, fibers are broken down at a faster rate, returning polyester to natural elements. The fibers maintain their structural integrity throughout use, only biodegrading when exposed to the naturally-occurring microorganisms found in landfills or marine environments.
Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft added, “PrimaLoft Bio is an important step forward in providing sustainable solutions for microfiber pollution throughout the entire life-cycle of a product. We are excited to begin this relationship with Fiberpartner and to bring this responsible technology to a multitude of industries.”
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