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12.11.2019 Sympatex reports positive impact of its Agenda 2020 on the occasion of 2019 Performance Days in Munich

12.11.2019

Sympatex reports positive impact of its Agenda 2020 on the occasion of 2019 Performance Days in Munich

Sympatex reports positive impact of its Agenda 2020 on the occasion of 2019 Performance Days in Munich

With the strategic development of previously-recycled and recyclable functional laminates, Sympatex is creating the ideal conditions for rapid closure of the functional textile loop.

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29.10.2019 Design2Recycle – At the 2019 AplusA, Sympatex is presenting a highly-functional workwear jacket that meets all demands for ecological and economical reuse in a single product

29.10.2019

Design2Recycle – At the 2019 AplusA, Sympatex is presenting a highly-functional workwear jacket that meets all demands for ecological and economical reuse in a single product

Design2Recycle – At the 2019 AplusA, Sympatex is presenting a highly-functional workwear jacket that meets all demands for ecological and economical reuse in a single product

The sustainable functional jacket is the latest product to emerge from the wear2wearTM European industry partnership, which has been involved in a growing number of technology and system partnerships since its creation in 2017. The collaborations have one common goal: rapidly closing the textile loop.

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12.09.2019 Sympatex UTMOSPHERIC® – moving seamlessly into the future of automated waterproof shoe production

12.09.2019

Sympatex UTMOSPHERIC® – moving seamlessly into the future of automated waterproof shoe production

Sympatex UTMOSPHERIC® – moving seamlessly into the future of automated waterproof shoe production

After the completion of a multi-customer prototype phase, the first series production machines for the manufacture of thermally-formed, waterproof inner booties will go into operation at the beginning of next year. Remaining open pilot production slots to be allocated at the Lineapelle.

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05.09.2019 Sympatex receives “2019 Best For The World” B Corp certification for sustainability and environmental friendliness from the renowned US-based nonprofit organization B Lab

05.09.2019

Sympatex receives “2019 Best For The World” B Corp certification for sustainability and environmental friendliness from the renowned US-based nonprofit organization B Lab

Sympatex receives “2019 Best For The World” B Corp certification for sustainability and environmental friendliness from the renowned US-based nonprofit organization B Lab

On the heels of its 2018 B Corp certification, which exemplifies corporate social responsibility, the Munich-based functional textile specialist now belongs to the top 10 percent of all B Corp certified companies worldwide in recognition of its commitment to environmental responsibility.

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28.06.2019 New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns

28.06.2019

New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns

New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns

The independent institute Warringtonfire Frankfurt GmbH examines impact of incineration of PTFE, Polyurethane and Polyester membrane grades in an open fire in accordance with EN ISO 5659-2 (NBS smoke chamber). Given the growing global “tourism” of used clothing and textile waste, the results of the analysis are especially critical when it comes to product responsibility for manufacturers and recyclers of PTFE clothing.

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14.05.2019 Sympatex aims to completely close the textile recycling loop for functional wear within the next five years

14.05.2019

Sympatex aims to completely close the textile recycling loop for functional wear within the next five years

Sympatex aims to completely close the textile recycling loop for functional wear within the next five years

Milestone announced at 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit: Investment by the Munich-based functional textile specialist in the award-winning polymer recycling technology developed by British Worn Again Technologies represents the next piece of the puzzle for completely closing the textile recycling loop.

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18.02.2019 Lineapelle: Sympatex launching a highly-breathable new line of footwear

18.02.2019

Lineapelle: Sympatex launching a highly-breathable new line of footwear

Lineapelle: Sympatex launching a highly-breathable new line of footwear

Replacing chemically-produced PU foam with recycled textiles further reduces ecological problems in the shoe industry, providing the shoe a better eco-footprint.

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05.02.2019 With one another, instead of against each other

05.02.2019

With one another, instead of against each other

With one another, instead of against each other

Partnership between NGOs, research and industry presents initial results of a study outlining the impact of microfibers from outdoor apparel on our waters at the 2019 ISPO
Analysis jointly undertaken by the Plastic Soup Foundation, Italian institute IPCB-CNR, PlanetCare and Sympatex demonstrates initial ways to curb the release of microfibers and where further research opportunities remain.

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03.02.2019 MAMMUT, ZANIER, ON and LAGOPED

03.02.2019

MAMMUT, ZANIER, ON and LAGOPED

MAMMUT, ZANIER, ON and LAGOPED

Sympatex kicks-off the 2019/2020 season with four new apparel partners: MAMMUT, ZANIER, ON and LAGOPED
Mammut and Lagoped receive prestigious ISPO awards by integrating innovative products from Sympatex. Austrian market leader Zanier achieves a 60 percent reduction in CO2 with the new Sympatex-based gloves. On introduces a stylish running jacket.

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24.01.2019 From plastic waste to shoe of the future

24.01.2019

From plastic waste to shoe of the future

From plastic waste to shoe of the future

Sympatex to introduce a study for the design of a water-proof “Shoe 4.0” at the 2019 ISPO trade fair
“Closing the loop” prototype: an upcycling production line consisting of a plastic shredder, extruder and 3D printer demonstrates how the shoe industry of the future can take advantage of recycled plastics.

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