X-Pac® RX30 laminate awarded top ten fabric in the ISPO Textrends Soft Equipment Category
Putnam, CT: December 6, 2023 – With hundreds of fabrics submitted for ISPO Munich’s 2023 Textrends awards, Dimension-Polyant, the world’s leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of durable X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, is proud to have impressed the competition’s stringent jury to receive a Top Ten award for its X-Pac® RX30 laminate in the Soft Equipment Category.
Ready to tackle the outdoor elements, X-Pac® RX30 is a 3-layer laminate made with a 100 percent post-consumer recycled 300 denier polyester face fabric and distinguishable X-PLY® fiber reinforcement technology for an innovative three-layer construction that’s rugged, flexible and 100 percent waterproof. The laminate features a lighter weight recycled polyester film backing to provide provides a sleek, technical appearance. The recycled polyester fiber and backing is made from discarded PET bottles sourced in the USA.
As with all X-Pac® materials, the RX30 laminate is made in Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, CT facility, which is 100 percent climate neutral. It carries Dimension-Polyant’s cleenTEC® seal, which guarantees it is 100% climate neutral by including recycled or bio-based components with the added sustainable measure of having climate offsets directly applied. Working with internationally- respected ClimatePartner, Dimension-Polyant calculates the total environmental impact of each cleenTEC® fabric to offset its carbon footprint.
“Knowing how competitive the Textrends jury selection is, we are thrilled to have received an ISPO Munich 2023 Textrends Top 10 Award for our X-Pac® RX30 – our most balanced construction for performance outdoor or urban backpack applications,” said Taylor North, Head of Technical Fabrics, Dimension-Polyant. “The judges were impressed with the not only with the fabric’s sustainable content, but also its distinct look and distinctly soft, lux hand feel.”
ISPO Textrends celebrated its tenth anniversary at ISPO Munich 2023, which took place November 28-30. According to ISPO organizers, the show was the hotspot for the international sports business community with over 2,400 exhibitors.
Dimension-Polyant is the world’s largest sailcloth producer with decades of experience in highly technical sailing fabrics. Founded in 1966, Dimension-Polyant has consistently set the standard with their high-quality products and precision workmanship. The company is known for reliable customer care, world-class innovation, and conscious efforts to make products that have as little of an impact on the environment as possible. Its production facilities are located in Putnam, CT USA and Kempen, Germany. As of 2021, the company is climate neutral. https://www.dimension-polyant.com. Dimension-Polyant is owned by Sioen Industries, Belgium (https://sioen.com/en).
X-Pac® line durable pack fabrics are designed to perform from sea to summit. Inspired by advanced sailcloth technology, X-Pac® performance laminates are lightweight, durable and 100% waterproof. Due to its durable technical properties and distinctive design aesthetic, X-Pac® fabrics have been adopted by leading outdoor and performance fashion brands globally. X-Pac® is a registered trademark of Dimension-Polyant. www.x-pac.com