10 November 2015

Fulgar launches a new bio-based fibre suitable for all textile applications

The bioeconomy increasingly concerns also the textile industry

Fulgar, an Italian company that operates worldwide in the synthetic yarns market and is a leader in the production and distribution of Polyamide 6.6 and covered spandex in the textile and technical sectors, has launched Evo, the latest generation hi-tech fibre combining high-performance personality and 100% biological heart. It is – the company says – a perfect synthesis of performance and environmental awareness.

Years of research into the highest engineering standards – in a manufacturing, environmental and social context – have led to the development of ‘Evo by Fulgar’: an innovative high-performance fibre made of a biopolymer derived entirely from castor oil seed. This unique product – 100% biological – is set to revolutionise the sector. Suitable for all textile applications and an ideal solution for the sportswear world, Evo by Fulgar is ultra-light, super stretch and extremely breathable. It’s also quick-drying, non-iron and offers natural thermal and bacteriostatic properties.

Its manufacture is supported by the cultivation of castor oil seeds that grow in arid regions not suited to other forms of agriculture. The biopolymer that forms the basic constituent of Evo by Fulgar has no adverse impact on the human food chain. At the same time it is said to favourably impact the environment by lowering the CO2 emissions by at least 20%, compared to standard process and reduction in water waste.

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Source: Il Bioeconomista, 2015-11.04.
Author: Mario Bonaccorso

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