ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD
Weight 262 g/m²
Pontetorto Item 8852 M, aptly named "Biopile", is the winner of the ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD, since it is, in all probability, the very first fleece pile that does not release microplastics. This makes it a more sustainable solution for rivers, lakes, and oceans. The brushed inner side of the fabric is 100% Tencel from Lenzing and is not made of polyester (like other fleece products). Tencel is a biodegradable fibre – even in salt water! Consequently, if the tiniest of fleece particles separate when washed, they decompose in less than a year without any residue or risk to any living creatures. The fabric, which is currently offered in three grades, is the latest highlight from the Pontetorto Eco-System family. The smooth exteriors use 100% (recycled) polyester. "Biopile" combines all the advantages of a highly functional fabric with environmental protection as Tencel is a natural functional fibre. It exhibits very good climate control and moisture transport properties and is also the first fibre certified as biodegradable in sea water.
Since 1952, Pontetorto has been producing high quality fabrics through premium levels of expertise and innovation. The Company is the European pioneer for the development of a range of fleece fabrics named Tecnopile, the registered trademark since 1985. Today, Pontetorto produces over a thousand different articles, combining the fashion and sport divisions, and supplies them globally to a vast mid to high-end clientele. Sustainability is at the heart of the corporate philosophy, being the company highly engaged in environmental protection with a photovoltaic panel system that makes Pontetorto 95% self-sufficient in energy production.
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