German textiles innovator Sympatex Technologies has announced it will introduce its “guaranteed green” membrane at ISPO Munich, an international sports-business expo, in February 2017.
Sympatex’s new membrane is produced in a completely climate-neutral way for the first time, according to a company press release. In order to eliminate any contribution to climate change, the company will compensate the CO2 amount of its entire yearly membrane production starting from 2017 through respective climate-protection certificates in cooperation with the Munich-based IT consultancy ClimatePartner.
The basis of the membrane is the Sympatex copolymer, a compound of polyester and polyether molecules, the release notes. The company and its partner DSM have reduced the carbon footprint of the product by 50 percent during the production of a Sympatex copolymer in comparison with a PTFE polymer.