Climatex textiles

Textile screw as the key to recyclability

24 October 2011

In times of increasingly scarce resources, the desire to act in closed material cycles is almost a political issue. But what has proven itself over decades in production facilities around the world cannot be converted overnight to the conditions of sustainable use of world’s resources. Some manufacturers are now pioneering a movement that will grow in importance over the next few years. Gessner AG from Switzerland tries to make a contribution with Climatex fabrics, for holistic thinking in closed material cycles.

Regulation of humidity and temperature

Climatex fabrics are the result of an intelligent combination of materials that are optimized to avoid waste. They are designed in such a way that they can be returned to the cycle after use. The materials used can be sorted according to type and are 100 percent recyclable. Ramie fibers, farm wool and a flame-retardant textile fiber made from European hornbeam wood are used, which are twisted, dyed, woven and refined. Recyclable substances are also selected for dyeing. 90% of the energy required for the production process comes from renewable energy sources.

The invention of a textile screw forms the basis for the recyclability of all climatex textiles and is the reason for the targeted arrangement of natural and synthetic fibers in functional rooms. The technology is responsible for regulating humidity and temperature. At the end of the product’s service life, the textile screw can be loosened and the materials involved are released back into their cycles.

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