In North Carolina, textile company Unifi, Inc. is collaborating with DowDuPont Specialty Products to create new eco-friendly cold weather apparel insulation. DuPont’s Sorona polymer and Unifi REPREVE material is coming together as a combination to improve clothing’s insulation and wearability. REPREVE is made from recycled plastic water bottles and other recycled material and Sorona is made from 37% renewable plant-based ingredients, as reported in NUU in February.
Michael Saltzberg, global business director for Biomaterials at DuPont told Biobased World News, “The combination of Sorona and REPREVE provides brands the opportunity to use a high-performance, durable insulation that dries quickly and keeps its shape even after washing. The new insulation’s unique warmth and durability will bring customers streamlined outerwear, made from eco-friendly materials, while maintaining maximum warmth and breathability.”