SUSTAINABILITY

Eco-Dri®

Sustainable Technology

Eco-Dri® Technology is a natural mineral technology that incorporates sustainability throughout the product life cycle.

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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY

Eco-Dri® Technology is a natural mineral technology that incorporates sustainability throughout the product life cycle.

Enhanced Biodegradation

Without affecting the performance of Eco-Dri® Technology, our yarns are engineered to biodegrade at enhanced rates when placed in landfills. Third party laboratory testing under ASTM D5511 in an accelerated landfill environment shows almost complete breakdown of Eco-Dri® staple fiber to natural materials in two years.1 In actual landfills, Eco-Dri® yarns will now break down over decades, not centuries.2

Eco-Dri® yarns include an additive that:

  • Is permanently embedded in the synthetic fiber
  • Enhances the ability of microorganisms in landfills to bind to and break down the fibers
  • Speeds up the natural degradation process in landfills, but not during use or storage

Importantly, the additive does not cause Eco-Dri® fibers to simply fracture into smaller pieces (microplastics) that then remain unchanged. The fibers are actually converted at a molecular level to naturally occurring byproducts like those generated by other waste, such as paper or food scraps. Modern, more efficient landfills are increasingly able to capture these gaseous byproducts as a renewable energy source.

174% biodegradation of Eco-Dri® staple fiber in 726 days, reducing to the 37.5 volcanic mineral, titanium dioxide, carbon dioxide, methane, and biomass. The stated rate and extent of degradation does not mean that the material will continue to degrade.

2Eco-Dri® yarns are projected to break down 50%-80% over the productive life of the average U.S. landfill (80-100 years). The stated rate and extent of biodegradation will vary by landfill and fabric type.

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about our Eco-Dri® Technology and partnerships.

Email

info@cocona.com

Address

5480 Valmont Road #100
Boulder, CO 80301