20. June 2018 | Sporttech

Polartec Power Fill now from 100% PCR

Polartec LCC, introduces the upgraded Polartec Power Fill insulation, now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. This best-in-class fill insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80% recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this sought after milestone more quickly than previously thought possible.

Polartec Power Fill is warm, lightweight package insulation that is hydrophobic, fast-drying, highly compressible and Oeko-Tex certified. The product is made of proprietary hollow fibers that are bonded together through a process that reduces environmental impact, while simultaneously providing superior insulating properties, durability and hand.
This process also results in a more stable layer, removing the need for disposable scrims, stabilizing agents, or carriers used by some competing insulations. Unnecessary scrims add weight and may not be made from recycled content, possibly skewing warmth-to-weight ratios and recycled content measurements. By eliminating the need for a wasteful scrim, Polartec Power Fill is warmer for its weight, reduces cold spots and aesthetic changes from migrating fibers, and opens up countless design possibilities. Polartec has now upcycled over one billion post-consumer plastic bottles into hundreds of fabric styles and category-creating platforms.

edited by Petra Gottwald

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