Polygiene, together with Sinterama, a European leader in polyester yarn production, has developed a 100% recycled fiber, Newlife, with permanent odor control technology. As opposed to standard topical application in the yarn and fabric finishing stages, the yarn is treated at fiber-level. Featured in Sinterama’s Newlife range, the process offers customers a 100% post-consumer recycled, anti-bacterial yarns.
Sinterama’s Newlife is a certified system of recycled polyester filament yarns coming from 100% post-consumer PET bottles sourced and processed into a polymer through a mechanical process and spun into yarn exclusively and entirely in Italy that is also 100% recyclable at the garment level. Polygiene Permanent Odor Control – a silver chloride derived from recycled silver from electronic waste – inhibits and guards against the growth of odors arising from microbes such as bacteria and fungus.
Christian von Uthmann, Polygiene CEO says, “We’re excited to begin working with Sinterama as this will open new doors for us in categories where we see large growth potential. The care sector where we first started, as well as the corporate/workwear industry will both benefit as Polygiene treated fabrics will be capable of withstanding industrial level laundering. In addition, the shorter lead-times with the ability of pre-treated fabrics to be stored and colored is an exceptional market advantage to an even wider audience.”
Guglielmo Fiocchi, Sinterama CEO says, “We are very proud of the cooperation with such an innovation leader as Polygiene. The agreement fits perfectly with the tradition and the strategy of Sinterama to develop and innovate constantly, giving our customers durable, healthy, green solutions, with additional features to delight the end user.”