The Sympatex membrane can be recycled following standard methods – just like PET bottles. Regarding the production of the membrane, Sympatex and its partners have developed a procedure for the first time that helps to reduce the material input quantities by up to 15%. The material and the energy savings are achieved by a mono-material recycling of waste membrane particles that were created during the production and that had to be disposed of before.

Pre-consumer recycling durch Sympatex

During the development of this procedure, Sympatex managed to essentially guarantee the product properties of the highly functional membrane at the same level without any loss of quality. The pre-consumer recycling procedure has been used since the beginning of 2011 for a selection of Sympatex membrane qualities and represents an important step towards an improvement of the eco-balance.