Trevira GmbH has worked with its customers to develop a variety of new products based on biopolymers, currently a huge topic for sustainable textiles.
One sustainable product is a pillow by Trevira's Portuguese customer Carlos Manuel Salgado Costa, Ltd. (Analar). The filling for the pillow consists of 95% biopolymer PLA. PLA fibers from sustainable raw materials offer a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based fibers, and PLA is recyclable and 100% biodegradable with industrial composting. Because of its sustainability, this pillow has qualified for its Sinfineco brand, only awarded to sustainable Trevira products.
Aeropowder, a start-up company based in London, has launched a new sustainable product, pluumo---a biodegradable, innovative packaging material that harnesses the power of feathers. Feathers have naturally insulating properties, and to find a fiber that would help realize their design idea, Aeropowder turned to Trevira GmbH. It developed special binding fibers – bicomponent fibers consisting of two different biopolymers. This productive collaboration between Trevira and Aeropowder has resulted in the creation of a completely biodegradable insulating material.
Other products on display include bicomponent fibers, PLA staple fibers and more.