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15.11.2021

Kelheim Fibres once again finishes high in Canopy's Hot Button Ranking

In the Canopy’s 2021 Hot Button Ranking, Kelheim Fibres once again occupies a leading position: With a increase of 2.5 points in the evaluation, the Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer tied for third place out of around 40 viscose fibre manufacturers worldwide and a dark green/green shirt for the second year running. The Hot Button Report not only stands for responsible raw material sourcing - it is an overall sustainability indicator for viscose fibre producers.

Especially in the areas of transparency and procurement, the NGO Canopy, which is committed to the preservation of ancient and endangered forests, awarded Kelheim Fibres top points: Kelheim Fibres is the only EMAS-certified viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide and publishes all environmentally relevant data publicly.

Kelheim Fibres also gained points in the area of "Next Generation Solutions" - the use of alternative raw materials in fibre production. Together with the Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell, the fibre experts are planning to realise the large-scale production of high-quality viscose fibres from up to 10,000 tonnes of the 100% textile recyclate Circulose® per year.

In the Canopy’s 2021 Hot Button Ranking, Kelheim Fibres once again occupies a leading position: With a increase of 2.5 points in the evaluation, the Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer tied for third place out of around 40 viscose fibre manufacturers worldwide and a dark green/green shirt for the second year running. The Hot Button Report not only stands for responsible raw material sourcing - it is an overall sustainability indicator for viscose fibre producers.

Especially in the areas of transparency and procurement, the NGO Canopy, which is committed to the preservation of ancient and endangered forests, awarded Kelheim Fibres top points: Kelheim Fibres is the only EMAS-certified viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide and publishes all environmentally relevant data publicly.

Kelheim Fibres also gained points in the area of "Next Generation Solutions" - the use of alternative raw materials in fibre production. Together with the Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell, the fibre experts are planning to realise the large-scale production of high-quality viscose fibres from up to 10,000 tonnes of the 100% textile recyclate Circulose® per year.

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Kelheim Fibres GmbH

13.04.2021

Origin Materials and PrimaLoft develop Carbon-Negative Insulating Fiber

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc.

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin Materials”), a leading carbon negative materials company, and PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, announced a new program to develop carbon-negative, insulating, high-performance fibers. The fibers will be used across a diverse array of end products, including insulating fiber for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.

The companies will work to rapidly develop and commercialize new products derived from Origin Materials’ platform. The collaboration will leverage the leadership position of PrimaLoft as a specialty producer of insulating fibers and filaments with over 900 global brand partners, as well as a large global network of manufacturers that employ a wide array of textile processes to make its products, including extrusion, carding, spinning, finishing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, airlaid, meltblown, and other technologies.

The collaboration builds on PrimaLoft’s “Relentlessly Responsible™” mission to elevate both performance and sustainability, through innovation. The platform includes PrimaLoft® Bio™, which was developed and launched into the market in late 2018 as an effort to battle microplastics in the ocean; PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, which provides materials manufactured with greater than 50% CO2 savings; and PrimaLoft’s post-consumer recycling initiative. The next frontier for the company is non-petroleum based raw materials, including products that biodegrade and other circular economy solutions.

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crystal communications

Hohenstein: Dr. Jasmin Jung (c) Hohenstein
Hohenstein: Dr. Jasmin Jung
08.10.2020

Hohenstein Forscherin mit Preis ausgezeichnet

Im Rahmen der Chemiefasertagung Dornbirn wurde der renommierte Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Preis an die Hohenstein Forscherin Dr. Jasmin Jung für ihre Dissertation im Bereich Mikroplastikforschung verliehen. Betreut wurde die Arbeit von Prof. Dr. Jochen Gutmann vom Institut für Physikalische Chemie an der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Die Verleihung des Preises fand, wie auch alle Vorträge und Diskussionen des Kongresses, in diesem Jahr online und in Form von Webinaren statt. Die frischgebackene Preisträgerin bedankte sich ebenfalls online für die Ehrung und die Unterstützung, die sie bei der Forschung im Rahmen ihrer Dissertation erhielt.

Im Rahmen der Chemiefasertagung Dornbirn wurde der renommierte Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Preis an die Hohenstein Forscherin Dr. Jasmin Jung für ihre Dissertation im Bereich Mikroplastikforschung verliehen. Betreut wurde die Arbeit von Prof. Dr. Jochen Gutmann vom Institut für Physikalische Chemie an der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Die Verleihung des Preises fand, wie auch alle Vorträge und Diskussionen des Kongresses, in diesem Jahr online und in Form von Webinaren statt. Die frischgebackene Preisträgerin bedankte sich ebenfalls online für die Ehrung und die Unterstützung, die sie bei der Forschung im Rahmen ihrer Dissertation erhielt.

Dr. Jung entwickelte im Rahmen ihrer Dissertation „Etablierung und Anwendung der dynamischen Bildanalyse zur Bestimmung von Fasern in Abwässern aus Textilwaschprozessen“ eine völlig neuartige Analysemethode zur Bestimmung von Fasern in Abwässern aus gewerblichen Wäschereien. Dabei sind synthetische Textilfasern eine häufig vorkommende Art von Mikroplastik, die über die Textilwäsche in aquatische Lebensräume eingetragen werden. Welche Faktoren die Faserfreisetzung während der (gewerblichen) Wäsche bedingen, ist nach aktuellem Stand noch unzureichend erforscht. Studien konzentrierten sich bislang hauptsächlich auf den Einfluss der Haushaltswäsche. Dr. Jung etablierte das neue Analyseverfahren für Synthesefasern wie z.B. Polyester und Baumwolle sowie deren Mischungen mithilfe von Waschverfahren und Bekleidungstextilien, so wie sie in der Praxis in gewerblichen Wäschereien aufbereitet werden. Mithilfe der entwickelten Methode können auch für Mischgewebe die Anteile an Polyester und Baumwolle bezogen auf den Gesamtabrieb differenziert werden. Wie sich bei Versuchen für zwei Mischgewebe aus 50/50 Prozent und 65/35 Prozent Polyester/Baumwolle zeigte, waren im Abwasser überwiegend Baumwollfasern nachweisbar (ca. 90 Prozent). Der Abrieb enthielt nur einen geringen Anteil an Polyesterfasern (ca. 10 Prozent).

Der Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Preis wird im Rahmen der Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Convention in Dornbirn (Österreich) zur Förderung der Chemiefaserforschung an Hochschulen und Forschungsinstituten für herausragende Arbeiten und Forschungsprojekte verliehen.

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Hohenstein