What is biodegradable polyester
Ground and ocean contain aerobic organism and anaerobic bacteria. Those bacteria consume root exudate, organic compound, and gas like NO3. Biodegradable polyester basically is putting chemical (Organic addictive) in polyester to drag those anaerobic bacteria’s attention and digest those polyesters in priority.
The old version of fiber has been on the market for a while and most of the fiber is treated by a coating process. The chemical will be gone after several washes.
The land and oceans contain aerobic organisms, while anaerobic Polyester and Lycra are petroleum-based. Our ultimate goal is to cut down oil usage and start a program called E Your Feet.
It is estimated that around 48 million mt of oil feedstock are used for global synthetic fiber production every year. Another 7 million mt of oil feedstock are used for the production of synthetic fertilizers and 200,000 mt are employed for the production of synthetic pesticides. A sustainable bioeconomy, combined with a transition to a circular economy, could support the shift towards a fossil-free future and play an important role in addressing the climate change crisis.
The biodegradable Polyester we are using is 100% recyclable and uses 30% of a bio-based polymer, which is produced using renewable raw materials (sugars) derived from plants. PEF is referred to as the next generation of polyester, with the potential to replace polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a durable polymer derived from conventional synthetic resources.
Furthermore, we are using the latest technology from INVISTA, who developed LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber. More than 65% of the overall fiber content comes from a combination of chemically recycled plastics (PET bottles) and renewable plant-based resources (corn).