Dimension-Polyant Introduces Sustainable X-Pac® Fabric Collection
New RX laminates are made with domestically sourced recycled materials and manufactured in Dimension-Polyant’s 100% climate neutral US facility
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Ready to tackle the outdoor elements, X-Pac® RX 3-layer laminates are made with a 100 percent post-consumer polyester face fabric and X-PLY® reinforcement. The recycled polyester fiber is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the USA. As with all X-Pac® materials, the RX laminates are made in Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, CT facility, which is 100 percent climate neutral.
- RX15: Lightweight 150 denier face fabric for rapid ascent packs, pouches or as a great liner for a technical pack.
- RX30: A 300 denier face fabric that features the most balanced construction for performance outdoor or urban applications.
- RX36: Highly technical face fabric blending the performance of the 300 denier fiber and durability of 600 denier fabric. Great for day packs, frame bags and travel bags.
Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, CT and Kempen, Germany production facilities have been 100 percent climate-neutral since early 2021. Carbon emissions have been recorded within the DIN ISO 50001 framework and significantly reduced through the use of green electricity, green gas and other measures. All remaining emissions are being reduced by our climate offset program in corporation with ClimatePartner and its Plastic Free Oceans climate protection project.
Dimension-Polyant minimizes its environmental impact by producing the highest quality and long-lasting materials to help keep products out of the landfill. To help consumers identify its eco-friendly materials, Dimension-Polyant developed its cleenTEC® seal. Materials carrying the cleenTEC® seal are guaranteed
climate neutral and include recycled or bio-based components.
“We are really excited about our new RX line as feedback from brand partners has been very positive,” said North. “The RX fabric line is the first of many eco-friendly pack materials on our journey to further developing sustainable and durable material solutions to help brands build the best packs possible.”
Dimension-Polyant is the world’s largest sailcloth producer with decades of experience in highly technical sailing fabrics. Founded in 1966, Dimension-Polyant has consistently set the standard with their high-quality products and precision workmanship. The company is known for reliable customer care, world-class innovation, and conscious efforts to make products that have as little of an impact on the environment as possible. Its production facilities are located in Putnam, CT USA and Kempen, Germany. As of 2021, the company is climate neutral. https://www.dimension-polyant.com. Dimension-Polyant is owned by Sioen Industries, Belgium (https://sioen.com/en).
X-Pac® line durable pack fabrics are designed to perform from sea to summit. Inspired by advanced sailcloth technology, X-Pac® performance laminates are lightweight, durable and 100% waterproof. Due to its durable technical properties and distinctive design aesthetic, X-Pac® fabrics have been adopted by leading outdoor brands globally. X-Pac® is a registered trademark of Dimension-Polyant. www.x-pac.com
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