Primaloft announced a new partnership agreement with Fiberpartner that allows the supplier of stapled fibers, technical yarns and plastics to develop the use of Primaloft’s Bio technology in multiple new industries.
PrimaLoft Bio is made from biodegradable, 100% recycled fibers that break down when exposed to specific environments, such as landfills, oceans and wastewater systems, said the company. The technology reportedly enhances fibers to be more attractive to naturally occurring microbes found in these environments, and in so doing, fibers are broken down at a faster rate, returning polyester to natural elements.
According to Primloft, these fibers maintain their structure throughout use, only biodegrading when exposed to the naturally occurring microorganisms found in landfills or marine environments.
“We see an increasing demand for biodegradable polyester, and consider PrimaLoft’s technology to be a game-changer,” said Fiberpartner CEO, Thomas Wittrup. “The staple fibers produced with PrimaLoft® Bio from Fiberpartner will be developed to supplement regular polyester fiber for use in a variety of applications. Together, we can begin the journey towards a more sustainable world.”