Our PYRATEX® bio fabrics are made with PLA: a biobased material formed by the polymerization of lactide, and extracted from post-industrial biological waste. Our PLA makes a real difference amongst polyamides, as we are not using any petroleum nor any chemicals in the process.
It is made with corn, cassava, sugar cane or beets, following these certifications:
• It is harvested in a naturally grown agriculture, certified by ISCC PLUS (The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)
• There are no genetically modified materials involved, certified by the European Institute Eurofins Genescan.
Our PLA is harvested from crops that were not created for producing PLA, but that were already being used for the animal feed industry. For obtaining the PLA, we are using the starch, while the proteins are being used for food, not causing any shortcomings to the animal feed industry.
The PLA in our PYRATEX® fabrics is a sustainable alternative, as its manufacturing produces approximately 80% less greenhouse gases than the manufacturing of traditional polymers: our PLA produces 0.62 kg CO2/ kg polymer, whereas PVC produces 2.42 kg CO2/ kg polymer.
The production of our PLA uses approximately 52% less non-renewable energy than traditional polymers: our PLA uses 40.05 MJ/ kg polymer, whereas PVC uses 58.97 MJ/ kg polymer.
70% LESS CO2 EMISSIONS THAN POLYESTER MANUFACTURING
Quality and environmental management system ISO 9001 and 14001
Certified DIN EN 13432 for industrial composting
GOOD MOISTURE CONDUCTANT
Water absorption of 0,4-0,6% (65% rel. humidity, 25h)