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Foss Introduces Ecospun®/Fosshield® Blend

Foss Manufacturing Co., Hampton, N.H., has introduced a fiber blend of its Fosshield® bicomponent polyester antimicrobial fiber and Ecospun® polyester fiber made from 100-percent certified recycled plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

By combining Ecospun — which can be added to such textile products as carpets, wall coverings, home furnishings, craft felt, auto interiors, blankets and apparel — with Fosshield — which includes a built-in copper- and silver-based antimicrobial additive — a fiber blend is produced that can be needlepunched or woven into environmentally friendly fabrics that inhibit growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.

According to Foss, production of Ecospun potentially removes 3 billion PET bottles from global waste streams per year, reducing oil consumption by more than 400,000 barrels and harmful air emissions by 400,000 tons.

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