Highly accelerated biodegradation rate for new synthetic insulation material

PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology solutions, has introduced PrimaLoft Bio, a synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibres. Developed over the last four years by PrimaLoft’s team of scientists and engineers, PrimaLoft says it achieved the breakthrough without affecting the performance characteristics of the insulation.

In accelerated test conditions simulating a landfill environment (ASTM D5511), PrimaLoft Bio fibres have reached near complete biodegradation in 394 days, a highly accelerated rate as compared to the negligible degradation observed in standard polyester, under the same conditions. This proprietary technology does not change the performance, look or feel of the garment and is expected to be available to consumers in fall 2020, the company reports.

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