Advansa, one of the largest suppliers of polyester fibre used for duvets and pillows, displayed new concepts and sustainable products at January’s Heimtextil exhibition, including Dacron with Activated Charcoal, a new moisture-absorbing and odour-reducing filling fibre.
During the process of fibre production, the activated charcoal – obtained from the carbonisation of organic materials of 100% natural plant origin – is homogeneously incorporated into the polymer. The filling is based on a hydrophilic, bulky and soft hollow fibre that provides comfortable support in pillows and good thermal insulation for duvets. It gives purifying comfort, anti-odour properties and moisture management and enables reducing static charges to ensure better sleep.
In the meanwhile, Dacron EcoEnergy fibres use natural minerals that convert body heat into infrared energy and reflect it to the body to create a deep warming effect. The functional fibre with the incorporated minerals is combined with a siliconized hollow fibre for comforting and relaxing deep warmth and optimised insulation properties via reflection of the long-wave infrared radiation of the body. The products that are developed are machine washable and suitable for tumble drying.
Comforel Coolnight is one of the new filling material developed by combining ball fibres and memory foam chips which effectively adapts to the contours of the head and neck to provide support and muscle tension relief. The special air flow crimp of the fibre ensures superior heat dissipation and its hydrophilic surface treatment optimises moisture transport.
The latest product from Advansa’s sustainable Eco Origin programne is Dacron Re-Comfort, a 100% recycled fibre for duvets and pillows, produced with 80% flakes from recycled PET bottles and 20% pre-consumer textile waste.
According to a recent study, 99% of recycled polyester is currently made from bottle flakes. At the same time, the textile industry is being challenged to increase the percentage of recycled polyester from 14% to 45% by 2025. The recycling of polyester from textiles have added technical requirements and Advansa aims to support the goal by using additional recycled textile waste as raw material for polyester fibre production.