The ecological alternative among functional textile specialists will compensate the CO2 amount of its entire yearly membrane production, starting from 2017, through respective climate protection certificates. It will do this in cooperation with the Munich-based consultancy ClimatePartner via internationally certified climate protection projects such as supporting African forestry.
The material basis of the highly functional membrane is the Sympatex copolymer, a compound of polyester and polyether molecules. The company and its partner DSM have managed to achieve a 50% reduction of CO2* during the production of a Sympatex copolymer in comparison with a PTFE polymer.
"To produce our 100% recyclable 'guaranteed green' Sympatex membrane in a climate-neutral way is the next logical step for us regarding our sustainability strategy," explains Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO Sympatex Technologies.
"It has always been part of our DNA to already solve ecological challenges while some people still try to strongly deny their existence. Against this background, we are very happy to support the ClimatePartner project, which protects essential forests in Kenya and also contributes to society by promoting a sustainable textile production in this country."
* Calculation based on SAC data per kg (SAC=Sustainable Apparel Coalition)