PrimaLoft develops its first insulation made entirely from recycled PET bottles with no compromise on performance.
The outdoor industry is looking more and more for sustainable solutions. The PrimaLoft development team has strived to create an insulation made exclusively from post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, that fully meets all PrimaLoft performance standards, in a committed effort to pursue Relentlessly Responsible product advancements. Following much development, using various production processes and tests, the material experts at PrimaLoft have now achieved a breakthrough. At this year’s OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen (Hall A1/500), the insulation materials and functional textiles specialist will present the results of intensive research, introducing new PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation – 100% PCR and PrimaLoft® Black Insulation – 100% PCR, as well as PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Luxe™.
PrimaLoft is well known for challenging itself and pushing the boundaries with its innovations – always trying to be “Relentlessly Responsible” in the product advancements. Until now the challenge had been to produce a high-performance insulation made entirely from recycled material. The main problem is, the melting points of the collected PET bottles used to create the recycled fibers differ from that of virgin fibers, which makes the production of a stable insulation fiber that meets performance standards very difficult. (more…)