Sympatex contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases that are harmful to the environment. The material basis of the highly functional membrane is the Sympatex copolymer, a component of polyester and polyether molecules. During the production, which follows specific Sympatex formulations, the company and its partner DSM have managed to considerably reduce the carbon footprint of the product. Specifically, this means that the production of a Sympatex copolymer creates 50 times less CO2* in comparison with a PTFE polymer.
In order to eliminate all contributions to global warming, Sympatex will additionally compensate the CO2 amount of its entire yearly membrane production starting from 2017 through respective certified CO2 projects in cooperation with ClimatePartner. More about it in the following press release.* Calculation based on SAC data per kg
The highest priority for Sympatex is to avoid CO2 emissions as much as possible. Therefore, Sympatex helps its customers to reduce their effects on the environment to an unavoidable minimum.
With the help of the Eco-Calculator, the ecological footprint of each covered metre can be measured. Sympatex customers can now compensate the unavoidable CO2 emissions by supporting climate protection projects, and they will receive a certificate that can be attached to the label of the finished product with a QR code.
Sympatex checks the complete process chain from the raw materials production to the delivery to our customers (“cradle to customer gate”).
This lets the consumer follow the procedure, and the used CO2 is neutralised: a win-win situation for the company and the end consumer.