After seven years of research and development, Carnegie Fabrics, Rockville Centre, N.Y., has unveiled its high-performance interior textile—the first with a majority of plant-based content. This major breakthrough boasts 60–85 percent bio content, depending on pattern, although the U.S. government standard requires only 25 percent to carry the bio-based label.
The derivation of these polyethylene yarns from plant-based sources, as opposed to fossil fuels, ensures that the product has a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Fully vetted through third-party certifiers, Biobased Xorel has achieved Gold Level Cradle-to-Cradle certification and the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold rating, and contributes toward LEED-CI (Commercial Interiors) categories: Rapidly Renewable Content, Indoor Air Quality, Material Transparency, and Material Optimization.
This Xorel product has the same appearance, performance and price as the original.