Polartec (USA) has introduced the upgraded Polartec Power Fill insulation, now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.
This best-in-class fill insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80% recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this sought after milestone more quickly than previously thought possible.
Polartec has now upcycled over one billion post-consumer plastic bottles into hundreds of fabric styles and category-creating platforms. Polartec Power Fill is warm, lightweight package insulation that is hydrophobic, fast-drying, and highly compressible.
Polartec Power Fill is made of proprietary hollow fibers that are bonded together through a process that reduces environmental impact, while simultaneously providing superior insulating properties, durability and hand.
This unique process also results in a more stable layer, removing the need for disposable scrims, stabilizing agents, or carriers used by some competing insulations. Unnecessary scrims add weight and may not be made from recycled content, possibly skewing warmth-to-weight ratios and recycled content measurements.
By eliminating the need for a wasteful scrim, Polartec Power Fill is warmer for its weight, reduces cold spots and aesthetic changes from migrating fibers, and opens up countless design possibilities.
100% recycled Polartec Power Fill is currently available in 80 and 100 g/m_ weights, with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.