XLANCE makes elasticity sustainable
XLANCE is produced through a clean melting process different from the dry chemical one of spandex that involves the use of dangerous solvents like DMAC or DMF.
XLANCE is sourcing 100% of its electric power needs from renewable energy.
Low CO2 emissions
The test was performed on rameause with 10 vertical chain fields fed with natural gas indirect (CH4).The reduction in temperature to carry out the fabric thermofixing operation allows to reduce the consumption of natural gas (CH4) by 32 mc/h and consequently to reduce CO2 emissions by 44% (reduction of C02 emissions by 63.1 Kg/h of C02).
XLANCE is heat set at just 120°C ensuring the manufacturers substantial energy and costs savings and a relevant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Low microplastics release
PA6-based warp-knitted fabrics containing either 20% XLANCE® or 20% spandex exposed to a combination of sunscreens and sunlight (Xenotest – ISO 105-B02, for 200 hours) and manually stretched, to simulate a typical beachwear/outdoor use.
XLANCE microfiber release is negligible, whereas spandex yarn releases an average of 20 g of microfibers per kg of fabric.
XLANCE has not tendency to fragmentation and microfiber shedding, not even after exposure to harsh agents, weathering or ageing, thanks to its extreme chemical/physical resistance.
Extended life cycle
XLANCE features a long-lasting stretch which guarantees an extended life cycle to all garments made of it. The fiber has therefore a low environmental footprint: less production waste and consequent reduction in landfill content.