Come Monday (10 June) and Duvaltex, the renowned leader of contract textiles in North America, will be unveiling the new ‘Clean Impact Textiles’ at NeoCon 2019.
The new technology, which Duvaltex will be introducing to the world, will provide biological and technological solutions to the issue of how to handle polyester fabric waste at the end of its useful life.
The innovative technology will enable Duvaltex to make high performance fabrics that are strong and durable in commercial interiors but can biodegrade in landfills and wastewater conditions at a rate akin to that of natural fibres, tested under ASTM D5511.
How’s this achieved? It is actually the addition of a bio-catalyst in the yarn extrusion process that enables anaerobic digestion in landfill and wastewater treatment conditions.
This technology has been designed to completely satisfy and exceed the ACT performance guidelines for heavy duty upholstery. Notably, the upholstery patterns were designed for specification across a wide range of seating applications, with one pattern developed for multipurpose use for seating, panels, free-standing screens, and acoustic panels.
More on the technology, Alain Duval, Chief Executive Officer, Duvaltex, mentioned “Based on the alarming numbers with regard to the amount of textile waste that goes into landfills, these innovative fabrics represent eco-efficiency by design at its best, and a significant step forward in minimising the negative effect of a linear economy.”