As we continue our quest for more sustainable, safe, and ethical textile manufacturing, we can no longer ignore the elephant in the room - Acrylonitrile. A key ingredient in acrylic fibers, acrylonitrile has become a contentious topic due to its environmental and health implications. However, moving away from acrylonitrile and acrylic doesn't mean compromising on quality or performance. Enter Polylana® – an innovative, more sustainable alternative that provides the textile industry with a promising path forward.
Acrylonitrile is a colorless, volatile liquid used widely in the manufacture of acrylic fibers. The trouble with acrylonitrile lies not only in its environmental footprint but also in its potential health hazards. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen, with exposure linked to lung, colon, and prostate cancer. Its manufacture and disposal also lead to harmful environmental effects, contributing to air and water pollution.
Polylana® provides an answer to these challenges. Designed as a more sustainable alternative to acrylic, Polylana® fibers are made with a unique blend. This composition makes them acrylonitrile-free, decreasing potential health risks and negative environmental impacts associated with traditional acrylic fibers.
Polylana® fibers offer similar performance characteristics to acrylic, such as excellent wear properties, without the environmental drawbacks. In comparison to virgin polyester, Polylana® uses less energy and less water during production, significantly reducing its environmental footprint.
Polylana® represents a leap towards more conscious, sustainable fashion. By choosing products made with Polylana® fiber, brands can provide consumers with the high-quality, performance apparel they desire, while also fulfilling their commitment to environmental responsibility.