28/10/2022 – Trade fairs — auf Deutsch lesen
Performance Days continues to focus on its proven Focus Topic
Since the Spring Fair, Performance Days has driving onwards towards the Spring Fair 2023 with its Focus Topic “Our Journey to CO2 Neutrality” – this will also be the case from 3 to 4 November at the MOC Ordercenter in Munich.
As part of a roadmap, the new Focus Topic aims to accompany exhibitors on their way to climate neutrality over the course of three fairs. To coincide with the Winter Fair, the event organizers will now move on to phase 2 of a 3-phase plan. In the Performance Forum “Focus Topic” category, the green light to participate was exclusively given to fabric innovations that could certify initial values in CO2 reduction for the submitted fiber innovations. In combination with the current Higg Index, the aim is to make it possible in the future to achieve a better assessment of the CO2 balance in the production and development of new materials and fibers for the industry itself.
Nonetheless, as in spring of this year, the new Focus Topic caused quite a stir: After all, how can the values of natural fibers such as wool or Tencel be compared with those of recycled polyester, bio-based nylon or recycled wool? How do you deal with the various qualities on the one hand and with different strengths on the other? How important are such factors as the production site and production processes within this context? Still a long way ahead towards CO2 neutrality. The additional performance codes such as “CO2 neutral” and “CO2 reduced” are intended to make the approaches to CO2 reduction visible also for the winter edition.
Focus Topic defines four categories
In general four separated categories should be distinguished to have a differentiated view on the CO2 emissions to be able to increase transparency and comparability:
First, synthetic fibres with variants made of recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and polypropylene, saving up to 30-40% CO2 emissions.
Second, the use of biobased synthetic fibres such as those made from castor oil is exciting as we see significant CO2 reductions. Work is also currently underway to produce biopolymers from plant waste (biomass) in the future.
The third group are natural cellulosic based fibres such as Tencel, hemp, organic cotton, Naia spun fibre or their recycled versions.
In the fourth group we evaluated wool and recycled wool within one category.
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