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Bemberg develops new sustainable fibre

Bemberg has developed a new sustainable fiber. The lifespan of Bemberg’s regenerated cellulose fibers, Cupro, derived from cotton is fully circular, from source to manufacturing. Bemberg yarns are entirely biodegradable and ecotoxicity-free. Fabrics made from the yarn are used for presentation flags and for lining high quality suits and coats.

In Bemberg’s production the whole sustainable closed-loop process is supported by the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) study, signed by ICEA (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale) and validated by president of Ecoinnovazione Paolo Masoni ex research director of ENEA (Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente). While recyclability is granted by the Global Recycle Standard - GRS certification by the renowned Textile Exchange, at the end of their life circle the yarns break down into the environment leaving no trace in terms of toxic substances as attested by the Innovhub-SSI report, according to Asahi Kasei.

A special focus deserves Velutine Evo, the new fibrillation finishing technology for Bemberg fabrics only that guarantees another level of sustainable benefits without sacrificing the Bemberg amazing and unique touch. As part of the company’s continuous innovation, Velutine Evo brings better environmental, energy, and water profiles for the benefit of Bemberg partners in the manufacture of their ranges.

The sustainable achievements of the new finishing technology have been measured by LCA study by ICEA and proved to guarantee environmental benefits such as -16.5 per cent of greenhouses gas emissions and -21 per cent of overall consumption of energy resources. On top of that Velutine Evo means also -20.5 per cent of electricity savings, -15.9 per cent of steam production and -19.5 per cent of water consumption.


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