Polartec® Eco-Engineering™

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Eco-Engineering™ is Polartec production and distribution platform to reduce emissions, waste, and cost, while also meeting the increased global demand for high quality, sustainable textiles. Polartec has established higher-than-mandated protocols for water filtration, waste capture, and recycled content. They meet the highest possible standard of compliance and accountability. A standard  Polartec set for all our facilities worldwide.

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Polartec new technologies at ISPO 2019 – Winter 2019.20

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At ISPO 2019, Michael Cattanach (Global Product Director – Core & Outdoor) presents Polartec Power Fill, Alpha recycled insulation, Polartec High Loft with wool, Polartec NeoShell to freeride, Polartec Power Air sustainable fabric, Polartec and fashion and Polartec Alpha Direct recycled fabric.

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Polartec Commits to 100% Recycled Materials and Biodegradability Across Entire Product Line

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Polartec, the premium producer of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, introduces its Eco-Engineering™ initiative to use recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line.

The effort joins other industry leaders and pioneers in sustainable textiles: Unifi and Intrinsic Advanced Materials. The collaboration combines a revolutionary CiCLO® technology with Unifi’s innovative yarn products to promote biodegradation of polyester and nylon, as well as applications in polyurethane, in sea water and landfill conditions. The goal is to create the world’s first fully recycled and biodegradable fleeces and breathable waterproof membranes, as well as other knits and insulation fills. (more…)

Polartec® – The Science of Fabric

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Polartec introduces Polartec® Power Air™ the first fabric technology engineered to reduce fibre shedding.

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Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, announces Polartec® Power Air™, the first fabric technology engineered to reduce fibre shedding.  By encapsulating lofted fibres within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, this revolutionary new platform offers advanced thermal efficiency that is proven to shed five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics.

Insulation that effectively regulates core body temperature has traditionally been achieved via lofted or high-pile knit structures that hold warm air. Although Polartec is a leader in making resilient materials, it has recognised that any exposed fibre is susceptible to shedding as a function of normal wear. The Polartec Power Air construction process mitigates this by encasing the insulating lofted fibres within the knitting process. (more…)

Polartec the Science of Fabric

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Polartec the Science of Fabric: we’re committed to solving problems at their source. To seeing little discoveries become big ideas. Disruptive ideas. Industry changing ideas. We’re committed to the science of fabric.

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POLARTEC Eurobike Previews

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Fabric technology innovators, Polartec have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world.

Media Information Eurobike 2018 Polartec Eurobike Previews Fabric technology innovators, Polartec, have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world. Polartec produces technical fabrics – unmatched in their research and design capabilities and proven to keep cyclists cool, warm, dry and comfortable. It͛s the reason why so many of cycling͛s biggest and best brands are now choosing to use Polartec materials in their new clothing. Wear Polartec Delta in the sun. This cooling, next-to-the-skin fabric uses a specialised elevated knit construction to increase airflow, allow more efficient moisture dispersal, and reduce friction against the skin. When the days turn cooler, change into Polartec Alpha – a revolution in comfort and ease. Its active insulation and adaptable breathability regulates core body temperature, both during dynamic and static activities. No more adding or removing layers mid-cycle. And when the heavens open pop on Polartec NeoShell – an engineering breakthrough for breathable waterproof technology, with an unrivaled ability to stop water and wind permeation without restricting the release of excess body heat – because what͛s the point of waterproof, if you͛re soaked in sweat? (more…)

POLARTEC Eurobike Previews

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Fabric technology innovators, Polartec, have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world.

Polartec produces technical fabrics – unmatched in their research and design capabilities and proven to keep cyclists cool, warm, dry and comfortable. It’s the reason why so many of cycling’s biggest and best brands are now choosing to use Polartec materials in their new clothing. (more…)

Polartec Introduces 100% Recycled
Power Fill™ Insulation

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Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, introduces the upgraded Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation, now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. This best-in-class fill insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80% recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this sought after milestone more quickly than previously thought possible. Long a leader in sustainable fabrics, Polartec has now upcycled over one billion post-consumer plastic bottles into hundreds of fabric styles and category-creating platforms. (more…)

Dynafit’s, Benedikt Böhm, Cycles, Runs and Skis Mt. Damavand in an Incredible 14 Hours Kitted out in Polartec Alpha.

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On Monday 16th April, we heard the news that Benedikt Böhm, extreme ski mountaineer and member of the Dynafit team ski club, had returned from Iran after cycling, running, hiking and skiing up Mount Damavand in an incredible 14 hours and 20 minutes all whilst kitted out in Dynafit’s new spring/summer 2018 range which uses Polartec Alpha active insulation fabric.
A real achievement, Böhm set off at 1:03 am before biking 120 km up a 3,020 m climb followed by running 4.7 km and hiking and skiing for a further 3.3 km after which he reached the summit. In total Böhm travelled 130 km and climbed 5,970 vertical metres in less than 15 hours. (more…)