Sympatex announced at ISPO Munich Online that ,as early as this year, more than 25 percent of the raw materials required for its membranes will be switched to bio-based sources derived from various organic waste streams, based on mass balancing. At the same time, the ingredient brand says it aims to ensure that the membranes not only maintain their high-performance values in terms of breathability and water and windproofness, but are also fully recyclable at the end of the life cycle. In addition, DSM, Sympatex’ long-time raw material partner, is in the process of completing the conversion of its production facilities to renewable energy. As a first signatory to the UNFCCC Climate Charter for Action for the Textile Industry, which has been signed by more than 100 brands and associations, DSM is thus helping Sympatex to reach an important milestone on the road to climate neutrality a few years ahead of schedule. By incorporating the membranes into their collections, Sympatex’ brand partners will be able to fulfill an important commitment of the Climate Charter – reducing CO² emissions by 30 percent compared with 2015 – much faster. The plan is to complete the conversion for all Sympatex membrane deliveries by the end of 2021 at the latest.