FESPA 2023 – Europe’s premier exhibition for screen and digital, wide format printing, and textile printing – has just begun and is taking place in Munich, Germany. Among the leading exhibitors in attendance is Endutex, setting to make a significant impact with our latest innovation – the “Biotex Generation.”
“Biotex Generation” represents a paradigm shift towards sustainability. With a strong focus on eco-friendly materials and innovative production methods, we are revolutionizing the world of Coated Technical Textiles.
Let’s delve into the exciting details of this game-changing collection!
At the forefront of the Biotex Generation, we will showcase a range of biodegradable fabrics, including cotton and Lyocell fiber-based textiles. These materials offer an environmentally conscious alternative, reducing the environmental impact associated with traditional fabrics.
Endutex’s commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated through our bio-based and bio-attributed solutions. By utilizing 100% recycled PES yarn fabric (GRS Certified) and coatings derived from non-petrochemical sources, such as plant-based biomass (vegetable oils or sugars) and wood-based residue from the forestry industry, we ensure that our products do not compete with the food chain.
What materials do we have on display at FESPA?
We are presenting an array of remarkable materials, including Cotton Sub 250 FR and Recifel 400 FR, which utilizes RefibraTM Technology – a cutting-edge process that upcycles cotton scraps from garment production to produce new virgin TencelTM Lyocell Fibers.
Focus on Biotex Materials
The star of the Biotex Generation is the Biotex Collection.
With remarkable offerings such as Biotex 250, a PVC-free fabric with a bio-based coating derived from plant-based biomass, we demonstrate how this material saves 35% of CO2 emissions compared to equivalent PVC-free alternatives. This reduction is equivalent to a trip from Vienna to Munich.
Similarly, Biotex 300 GW offers a PVC-free, opaque fabric with a dark grey back, reducing CO2 emissions by 29%, equivalent to a trip from Prague to Munich.
The Biotex Banner, featuring a bio-attributed PVC coating derived from wood-based residue from the forestry industry, saves 30% of CO2 emissions compared to standard PVC banners, equivalent to a trip from Milan to Munich.
Additionally, the Biotex Mesh and Biotex Floor materials offer impressive sustainability advantages. The bio-attributed PVC coatings derived from wood-based residue reduce CO2 emissions by 35% and 65%, respectively when compared to standard PVC mesh and flooring. These reductions equate to trips from Frankfurt and Endutex Portugal to Munich, emphasizing the significant strides in environmental conservation.
PVC Sustainability Concerns
While some may question the use of bio-attributed PVC, it is important to note that PVC remains one of the most sustainable plastic materials. With 70% of its composition deriving from Chlorine, sourced from sea salt, and 30% from Ethylene (usually fossil-based), PVC demonstrates a lower dependence on fossil resources.
Therefore, by using bio-based ethylene derived from wood-based residue that does not compete with the food chain Global Warming Potential (GWP) can be significantly reduced, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.
Our presence at FESPA 2023 will be focused on biodegradable fabrics and bio-based and bio-attributed solutions. The Biotex Generation represents a new era of sustainable possibilities, where creativity and ecological consciousness unite to shape a better future.