21/11/2019 – Sustainable solution for wetsuits — auf Deutsch lesen
EicoPrene from Picture Organic Clothing
Picture Organic Clothing relies on recycled car tyres, which sets it on its very own path in the development of wetsuits.
In the place of neoprene, over 80 percent of its material is ‘EicoPrene’, which is recovered from recycled vehicle tyres, making it more sustainable than petrol-based neoprene. The remaining 20 percent consists of recycled polyester and nylon. The internal lining, similarly, is produced from 100 percent recycled polyester. EicoPrene is a foam that has the same technical properties and the same profile as the neoprene that it replaces, but is produced from a mixture of limestone and recycled tyres. Picture Organic Clothing aims to make even greater use of these alternative materials, creating a more environmentally friendly future for the sport.
The company’s new summery springsuits, too, make use of EicoPrene. By using a water-based Aqua-a adhesive laminate, the springsuits are made to be as green as possible.