Freudenberg Performance Materials has been recognised with its first silver level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute for its comfortemp air HO 80x product series.
The fibreball paddings are made from nylon 6 and are 100% recyclable, according to the firm.
Freudenberg developed its first cradle-to-cradle solutions in 2017 under projects with C&A and G-Star Raw. The Material Health Certificate now confirms that the materials used in the comfortemp air HO 80x series comply with the silver achievement level for material heath.
Nylon 6 is the only man-made fibre that retains its high quality and performance even after several recycling operations. Post-recycling, nylon 6 granules can be used to produce new materials.
The comfortemp air H080x series paddings are lightweight and, Freudenberg says, as efficient as conventional PES paddings. Moreover, the thermal insulation has a high thermal capacity and durability, even after many wash cycles, does not clump, and can be washed at a temperature of 40°C.