Pledge FR, fabrics made from renewable sources

By April 21, 2020 No Comments

We live in a society increasingly aware of the importance of protecting our environment and generating the least impact on the environment. Sustainability, efficiency, circular economy, etc. are concepts that are increasingly present in our day to day. In this context, the manufacture of recycled products and materials, as well as those made from renewable sources, are today a reality for 90% of the companies.

If we focus on architecture, the manufacture of this type of products offers a respectful and ecological response for the development of pleasant and healthy spaces for human beings, developing buildings that are in harmony with the environment and with nature without disregarding a aesthetic diversity.

In response to this need, at Vertisol we manufacture fabrics from renewable sources such as our Pledge FR fabric, which is mostly made from PLA (polylactic acid).

Why Pledge FR?

The Pledge FR fabric is composed to a great extent of PLA (poly lactic acid). The glucose extracted from renewable sources such as sugar cane, beet or corn is transformed into a biodegradable polymer suitable for the production of yarns. Pledge FR also contains a significant amount of recycled PET.

The combination of both elements allows us to make a recycled and 100% recyclable fabric, and ensure that it does not contain restricted substances of very high concern (SVHC) listed by the REACH regulation of the European Union.

Pledge FR is manufactured with an innovative technology, and is a fabric free of components such as PVC, halogen, formaldehyde or lead, at the same time as meeting the highest fire protection standards.

Pledge FR, Cradle to Cradle Silver certificate

The Pledge FR fabric is the first of Vertisol’s recycled fabric collection to obtain the Silver level for the Cradle to Cradle Certification. In addition to Pledge FR, Vertisol has another four Cradle to Cradle™ Bronze certified fabrics: Planet FR, Ecoplanet FR, Ecoplanet FR SRC and SeaPlanet FR.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a voluntary certification issued by Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation that helps to carry out the product analysis using a continuous improvement system.

Cradle to Cradle™ guarantees that the product has been created from its design selecting healthy and safe materials, with the objective of minimising or eliminating waste (revaluating and introducing the waste into the supply chain)


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