US-based advanced material technology company PrimaLoft has announced a new partnership agreement with Fiberpartner, a global supplier of stapled fibres, technical yarns and plastics.
This new licensing agreement allows for Fiberpartner to develop the use of PrimaLoft’s ‘Bio’ material in multiple new industries.
Thomas Wittrup, Fiberpartner CEO, said: “We see an increasing demand for biodegradable polyester, and consider PrimaLoft’s technology to be a game-changer. The staple fibres 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 Bio is made from biodegradable, 100% recycled fibres that break down when exposed to specific environments – such as landfills, oceans and wastewater systems.
PrimaLoft Bio enhances fibres to be more attractive to naturally-occurring microbes found in these environments; in so doing, fibres are broken down at a faster rate, returning polyester to natural elements.
These fibres maintain their structure throughout use, only biodegrading when exposed to the naturally-occurring microorganisms found in landfills or marine environments.
Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft (@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 (@fiberpartner) and to bring this responsible technology to a multitude of industries.”