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Duvaltex & Steelcase launch panel fabric from marine waste

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Nov '20
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Duvaltex, a leader in contract textiles, and Steelcase, the leader in office furniture, have launched Intersection, an exclusive Steelcase screen and panel fabric. Created in partnership with Seaqual initiative, which turns marine plastic waste into recycled products with full traceability, Intersection is the first Ocean Waste Clean Impact Textiles.

Offered in 17 colours, Intersection is available throughout the Steelcase surface materials distribution network and applicable on over 50 Steelcase screen and panel product lines.

Every year, several million metric tons of plastics enter our oceans. By partnering with Seaqual initiative, Ocean Waste Clean Impact Textiles transform ocean waste into amazing textiles, contributing to the collective effort to clean our oceans and reduce plastic pollution worldwide, according to a press release by Duvaltex.

All Ocean Waste Clean Impact Textiles are made with post-consumer recycled polyester that include Seaqual Yarn made from plastic ocean waste. Seaqual initiative collaborates with fishermen, NGO’s, and several other stakeholders to collect waste and clean our oceans. The waste collected is subsequently categorised, separated, and cleaned. Plastics are processed and upcycled into polymer to be used as yarn, which is then transformed to create the industry-leading sustainable Ocean Waste Clean Impact Textiles. For every pound of textile produced, up to half a pound of waste is removed from our oceans.

Ocean Waste Clean Impact Textiles is the second advanced technology released under Duvaltex’s Clean Impact Textiles sustainability brand umbrella, following the ground-breaking NeoCon Award-winning 100 per cent fully biodegradable textile in 2019.

“Our aim with Clean Impact Textiles is to reduce the environmental impact of textile manufacturing as much as possible by innovating the way products are sourced, manufactured and disposed of at the end of their useful life. Every action with Clean Impact Textiles is designed with sustainability in mind.” Alain Duval, CEO of Duvaltex said.

“When Duvaltex came to us, they had this incredibly beautiful fabric that not only met all of our technical needs as it relates to application and screen design, but also had this incredibly important environmental story,” Kari Miller, product manager for global surface materials at Steelcase said.

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