Gabriel Scientific partners with Fiberpartner and upgrades standard fibre filling to PrimaLoft® Bio™, the first-ever biodegradable*, 100% recycled synthetic staple fibre.
„PrimaLoft® Bio™, fiber is another step on our journey to reduce environmental footprint,” says Sven Jürisoo, founder and CEO of Gabriel Scientific, owner of SleepAngel and SleepAngel Medical barrier bedding product ranges.
Supporting soft surfaces with PneumaPure filter technology is the world’s first barrier bedding innovation to combine absolute barrier protection with airflow. In addition to infection prevention features – bedding is a barrier to viruses, microbes, allergens, and liquids – it also means that products can be used safely for a more extended period and will not require expensive and time consuming laundry services.
“SleepAngel Medical bedding significantly reduces environmental effect and increases utilization time, when compared to traditional medical bedding handling routines, where single-use products and laundry are costly and wasteful parts of procedure. Our barrier bedding innovation increases utilization time, reduces water waste, and now with PrimaLoft® Bio™, we take another important step in lifecycle responsibility and further sustainability,” says Jürisoo.
PrimaLoft® Bio™ is a Relentlessly Responsible solution helping to combat material waste
PrimaLoft® Bio™ is a first-of-its-kind technology that enables synthetic insulation and fabric fibers to return to nature. PrimaLoft® Bio™ represents a holistic solution for every step of a product’s continued journey. While its high durability means it’s built to last, its ability to return to natural elements in marine, wastewater and landfill environments directly combats microplastic pollution. Circular-enabled fibers mean PrimaLoft® Bio™ can be chemically recycled, again and again, while maintaining the same high performance.
“Partnering with SleepAngel is a great example of how to transform and set sustainability forward in the medical sector. Using 100% post-consumer recycled materials reduces not only up to 70% of CO2 emissions, but we’re also addressing the root cause of ocean pollution,” adds Jevgeni Pärg, Product and Business developer at Fiberpartner.
In accelerated test conditions, PrimaLoft® Bio™ fibers reach near complete biodegradation* in under two years, while standard polyester remains almost entirely intact. Independent testing has also shown that the soil left behind from the degradation process contains no plastic and remains perfectly suitable for plant growth.
PrimaLoft, Inc., an advanced material technology company based in Latham, New York, with offices in Munich, Germany, and Xiamen, China, is the world leader in research and innovative development of high-performance comfort solutions insulations and fabrics. The PrimaLoft® Bio™ brand, a registered trademark of PrimaLoft, Inc., delivers feel-good products used in the top global outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, workwear, hunting, and military applications. PrimaLoft® Bio™Today, the brand is recognized as a benchmark in the outdoor industry for providing unsurpassed comfort in any condition, ultimately empowering users to stay in the moment. In addition, PrimaLoft, Inc. is active in sustainable textile production through partnerships with the bluesign® system, the International OEKO-TEX® Association, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index, and the Global Recycled Standard. For more information, please visit www.PrimaLoft.com, and follow PrimaLoft on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. PrimaLoft®, Feel the Performance™. Read more: https://www.primaloft.com/
Fiberpartner ApS is a leading supplier of staple fibers to clients within nonwovens, home textile, and other industrial applications worldwide. As a family-owned business, they have more than 160 years of experience in textile. Today, Fiberpartner is offering strong technical and commercial expertise in staple fibers as a raw material. They partner with manufacturers and customers in the researching, developing, sourcing, and delivering of fibers at the correct quality-to-price ratio for different applications and end-uses. Sustainability is a keyword: most fibers supplied are created from recycled raw materials, namely recycled polyester (RPET). Fiberpartner is located in Denmark, with offices in Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Mexico, and South Africa. Read more: https://www.fiberpartner.com/
About Gabriel Scientific
Gabriel Scientific is the owner of patent protected PneumaPure filter technology, patented barrier to microbial contamination for supporting soft surfaces. Company’s product range are the world’s first barrier bedding ranges combining absolute barrier protection with airflow in brands SleepAngel and SleepAngel Medical. Products are sold through global distributor network and use globally in hospitals and care homes. Company’s performance product range is used by elite sports teams. Read more: www.SleepAngel-Medical.com
*93.8% biodegradation in 646 days under ASTM D5511 conditions (accelerated landfill environment); 80.4% biodegradation in 1071 days under ASTM D6691 conditions (accelerated marine/ocean environment).