BIO ACTIVE 1 PYRATEX
No carbon footprint
80 % BIODEGRADABLE PA - 20 %BIO ELASTANE
GOOD MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
Fast absorption and quick dry.
In 5 years when
disposed in landfill.
PYRATEX® active 1 is an interlock structure made of OEKO-TEX® certified polyamide with enhanced biodegradation. It decomposes in 5 years when disposed of in landfill conditions, thanks to it being digested by bacteria existing in this anaerobic environment.
The residues of its biodegradation are basically organic compounds, in the same way as residues from other natural biodegradable materials such as paper and cotton. They are free of heavy metals, and their non-toxicity to the environment has been proven by testing according to method / standard ASTM E1963 - Standard Guide for Conducting Terrestrial Plant Toxicity Tests.
The composition of the elastane in this yarn is the same raw material as normal Spandex, but with an added technology (a fruit polymer) to make it degradable. It is made with low lubricant/finish oil content, meaning it has low levels of sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur (SAPS). At its end-of-life, it smartly breaks down in soil without releasing any harmful materials.