Latham, N.Y.-based PrimaLoft Inc. recently introduced PrimaLoft® Bio, a man-made insulation product made using 100-percent biodegradable fibers. According to the company, the product — which was four years of research and development in the making — is the only such product on the market; and offers the same performance characteristics, look and feel as other insulating products. Accelerated test conditions simulated a landfill environment according to ASTM test method D5511, showed that PrimaLoft Bio fibers reached near complete biodegradation in 394 days.
“With PrimaLoft Bio, PrimaLoft is leading the charge by redefining what sustainability really means,” said Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft. “Recycling is a good start but, we are intent on providing a better answer to the environmental issues facing our industry … This technology, the most significant global technology launch in the company’s history, provides a solution at the material level, which was key for our vision.”