April 2017

What a great approach to the production as well as for the end-of-life of the fabric - a real win-win contribution for protecting the environment and conserving resources! The California company Global Merino wins this season's ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD.

The winning fabric “GM 1754” is made from 64% polyester and 36% merino and, despite its being a blend, is categorized as biodegradable. Special polyester used in the fabric makes this possible. In addition to being made from recycled PET, it decomposes much faster than conventional polyester.

The fibres are tested under the standards of ASTM D5511 for "Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials" (decomposition in the absence of oxygen). The result: The merino wool used is 26% decomposed after 149 days; over the same period, the polyester fibre from CiClO when used as a staple fibre is at 20.7% or as a filament yarn already at 17.6%. Something to compare: A virgin polyester fabric will only decompose a maximum of 4% after 991 days; while a fabric made from polyester supplied by CiClO can already reach 78% degradation in that time!


Company: Global Merino
Product: GM 1754

November 2016

In November 2016 the best innovations came out of Italy! Imbotex presented the insulation "TWINS" which does not merely hold the warmth, but applies intelligent technology to create heat on demand. The "ECO HYBRID" from Pontetorto represents not only a sophisticated and highly functional jacquard hybrid with different zones – it is entirely produced with absolutely sustainable methods. 


Company: Imbotex
Product: TWINS


Company: Pontetorto
Product: ECO HYBRID - 8831/EARTH

April 2016

April 2016 PERFORMANCE DAYS marked "RECYCLED? - Challenges & Opportunitites" as the Focus Topic of the fair, and with this topic came a great product from a new exhibitor: Toyota Tsusho presented an eco friendly product that promises no compromise for the enduser.


Company: Toyota Tsusho
Product:    GPE8030P2R

November 2015

In November 2015, two great products found their way to the PERFORMANCE JURY - one making an impact when it comes to flexible designs, the other taking a new look at sustainable raw material, uniting natural function, and handfeel.


Company: YKK Europe
Product:    SOFLEX®


Company: Flocus
Product:    FLGS-SJ-14

April 2015

April 2015 marked the KickOff for Spring/Summer 2017 - and a promising bike season with Penn Textile Solution's gripper technology integrated in the warp-knit fabric.


Company: Penn Textile Solutions GmbH
Product:    14533

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