To help fight ocean plastic pollution, Dimension-Polyant and Hyosung, a comprehensive textile solutions provider, have collaborated to introduce a fully sustainable version of Dimension-Polyant’s successful X-Pac VX21 four-layer laminate now constructed with Hyosung’s new GRS-certified, 100 per cent post-consumer recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets.
The X-Pac VX21 four-layer laminate face fabric is constructed with regen Ocean nylon strengthened by Dimension-Polyant’s patented X-PLY fibre reinforcement technology made with post-consumer recycled PET. A lightweight taffeta backing, also made with 100 per cent recycled post-consumer PET, provides enhanced stitch holding. As with all X-Pac materials, the VX21 laminate is made in Dimension-Polyant’s 100 per cent carbon neutral plant, the company said in a press release.
The new laminate joins other X-Pac fabrics carrying Dimension-Polyant’s cleenTEC seal, which guarantees it is 100 per cent climate neutral by including recycled or bio-based components with the added sustainable measure of having climate offsets directly applied. Working with internationally-respected ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC fabric to offset its carbon footprint.
“We have been waiting for just the right 100 per cent recycled material that meets our durability standards and sustainability story to collaborate with on the next phase of our best-selling VX21 laminate,” said Taylor North, head of technical fabrics, Dimension-Polyant US. “Hyosung’s 100 per cent recycled regen Ocean nylon made with discarded fishing nets matched our demands and we are looking forward to a successful launch at Performance Days.”
“We are proud Dimension-Polyant, a company who shares our passion for the ocean, has chosen our 100 per cent recycled regen Ocean nylon its popular X-Pac VX21 fabric,” said Roman Park, Hyosung Performance leader – nylon and polyester. “I strongly believe that collaboration along the supply chain is how great products are created. Dimension-Polyant will help make our regen Ocean nylon shine and we look forward to seeing new packs and bags made with its new laminate in the future.”
In addition to the X-Pac VX21 regen Ocean nylon introduction, Dimension-Polyant will present several additional sustainable yet durable pack and bag materials to include its new X-Pac RX collection of mono-polymer fabrics made with a 100 per cent post-consumer recycled polyester face fabric and X-PLY reinforcement. The recycled polyester fibre is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the US. A lighter-weight polyester film backing provides a sleek, technical appearance. It is treated with a PFAS free DWR.
“With the addition of these new cleenTEC styles, a majority of X-PAC sold will be cleenTEC, with plans to increase in the future,” added North.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)