The apparel innovations from Sympatex made with fully-recyclable textile surface materials, combine the advantages of both raw material recycling processes and the spun-dyed technology. With this dye technology, water consumption can be reduced by around 75 per cent, while decreasing the use of chemicals by as much as 90 per cent. In combination with the 100 per cent polyether/polyester Sympatex membrane, which uses 50 per cent less water during the manufacturing process than a commercially-available PTFE membrane, there is no need to sacrifice sports performance. The articles, which are ideally-suited for outdoor and ski applications, and even for the fashion world, are 100 per cent water and wind-proof, in addition to optimally breathable, thus offering further proof that it’s possible to combine sustainability and performance in a single product.
With this spun-dyed technology, instead of adding the dye to the finished textile product, it’s mixed into the raw material granulate. This not only improves the penetration intensity of the dye in the thread, the process also offers significant advantages with respect to colour harmony and the reproducibility of the hue.
“The only pre-requisite for the extensive use of this dye technology is close collaboration between all of the participants during the design process, since the colour selection has to be mutually agreed upon at an earlier timeframe,” said Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO at Sympatex Technologies. “Given the acute environmental issues created by our industry in the manufacturing countries, plus the enormous ecological benefits that spun-dyed technologies bring, this should be an acceptable concession for all of those involved.” (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India