Porelle® performance ECO is our new and growing range of bio-based membranes, developed in-house as part of our journey to reach our sustainability goals. This new development is a key part of our strategy to decouple from fossil fuel-based raw materials and reduce our carbon footprint, while continuing to manufacture and supply
What is bio-based?
Being significantly or entirely composed from a renewable biomass resource.
The key impact of using bio-sourced materials is they allow us to recycle the carbon already existing within the atmosphere, not additional carbon into the environment.
The porelle® performance ECO range has a bio-based content > 40%, independently tested in accordance with method ASTM D6866: 2022.
100% of the biomaterial used in our polymer formulation is a derivative of starch, which has been produced from renewably sourced plant-based feedstocks, located in the USA.
The porelle® performance ECO range consists of sustainable bio-based membranes that don’t compromise on performance.
Whilst comprised of a plant-based source, they match the same UV and hydrolysis resistance specifications as its fossil fuel-based equivalents, which is important for a long-life in use.
Porelle® performance ECO membranes have a unique microporous structure combined with a hydrophobic nature, resulting in dry comfort performance for the wearer. Our membranes can breathe and repel water droplets whilst still maintaining high performance attributes, such as cold flex and durability.
OUR SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY
We share a global commitment to protect the environment and promote sustainability. To achieve this, we are continually reducing our carbon footprint across a number of areas by reviewing our processes, starting from the materials shipped in to the finished products shipped out. Also, we are paying close attention to all of our production methods, striving to minimise waste in all its forms.
The porelle® performance ECO range is a sustainable
solution, providing sustainable benefits by:
Helping to reduce the use of fossil fuel-based
Helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(e.g. CO₂) in the atmosphere
Its inherent repellent properties which work in
synergy with C0 DWR treatments
Being a PFAS-free technology
Being produced using the renewable energy
generated by our wind turbine and solar
photovoltaic array on-site
Being a sustainable product solution commercially available today.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are
actively developing and transitioning to sustainable
technologies and solutions.
Pioneering different product solutions to continue
our sustainable journey, including:
Continuous development to improve the
performance attributes of the porelle®
performance ECO range and aligning it with
different market requirements and end uses
Continuously working with supply chain partners
to develop next generation membranes with a
higher bio-based content
Replacing our current microporous product range
to achieve our strategic goal of transitioning to
bio-based technologies or other solutions that
enable us to decouple from fossil fuel-based
Tripling our investment in our R&D infrastructure
to support a wide-ranging sustainable