Polartec launches bio-based weather protection technology

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-10-18 17:47:58 – USA

Polartec, the company famous for developing the PolarFleece in the 1980s and generating ground-breaking fabric technology, has unveiled a brand-new bio-based Power Shield fabric technology. By integrating PFAS-free plant-based chemicals, this waterproof technology, which is oriented on sustainability, offers exceptional protection.

The development of the bio-based Power Shield weather-resistant fabric is proof of Polartec's dedication to finding biological alternatives, finding replacements for petroleum-based goods, and improving the efficacy and performance of fabrics and materials.

The cutting-edge monolithic membrane for Polartec Power Shield is constructed using a combination of his PFAS-free, plant-based ingredients. Together, they offer a market-leading fusion of stretch comfort, long-lasting breathability, high durability, and waterproof and windproof properties.

Polartec is active in a variety of sports and fashion industries. Similar to that, this new innovation is built for various fixes. Polartec Power Shield, in fact, is the most effective, adaptable, and waterproof and breathable fabric technology the company has to offer to date. This is also the most recent step in the company's ongoing move to PFAS-free fabric options.

Ramesh Kesh, Milliken’s Senior Vice President of Research, Sustainability and Textile Development, said that a significant advancement in membrane technology is at the heart of the Polartec Power Shield's revolutionary capabilities. The incredibly robust monolithic membrane prevents outside air from entering while allowing moisture vapor to diffuse from the skin to the surface. He described the barrier as one that was created expressly to safeguard the environment.

Kesh added that with the introduction of the Power Shield, Polartec is extending its capabilities in breathable and waterproof solutions to deliver these fantastic qualities, from expedition-grade durability to fashionable grip and drape. They are pleased to introduce a novel product to the market that is totally made of non-PFAS polymers and plant-based building blocks and does not compete with sources of human sustenance.

Steve Layton, President of Polartec, said that the resulting result is Polartec's first waterproof fabric that has been hydrostatically tested over 20,000mm for waterproofness and has a breathability value of 20,000g/m2/24h. A variety of textiles, from flexible, elastic, impact-resistant materials to tear-resistant, stretchy knitwear, combine innovation and adaptability. The brand-new Polartec Power Shield provides a durable barrier against external rain and snow that won't deteriorate over time yet has a comfortable feel.

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