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In today's world, more and more people  are concerned about the environment.
With so many disposable products on the market, its no wonder eco-friendly  products have become such a hot topic.  From manufacturers down to consumers, there are several ways to help preserve the environment. Foss Manufacturing has changed the way in which it produces its polyester fiber and fabrics by making textiles from recycled materials. Consumers are faced with many choices when it comes to which products to buy. Our hope is that consumers think responsibly and buy products made from recycled materials, like Ecospun.

What is Ecospun?
Ecospun is a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% certified recycled plastic PRT bottles. It can go into any textile products such as clothing, blankets, carpets, wall coverings, auto interiors, home furnishings, and craft felt. Ecospun can also be blended with other fibers, such as cotton or wool, for enhanced qualities. AN EASY GUIDE: 10 bottles = 1 pound of fiber

Fabrics made from Ecospun fiber are chemically and functionally nearly identical to those made from non-recycled fabrics. The difference is that Ecospun fiber is made without depleting the Earth's natural resources. With properties such as strength, softness, shrinkage-resistance, and colorfastness, market applications for Ecospun are expanding every day.


Why Buy Ecospun Products?
We have the capacity to keep billions of plastic PET bottles
out of the world's landfills each year. For every one billion
plastic bottles created, 18 tons of harmful air emissions are produced and 2.5 million barrels of oil are used,
contributing to acid rain, global warming, and smog.  The
amount of petroleum saved annually by using post-consumber
bottles instead of virgin materials in the manufacturing process is enough to supply power to a city the size of Atlanta for an entire
year!

Leading manufacturers have given their endorsement to
Ecospun as the fiber of choice for delivering exceptional technical qualities to their products. Our supply of recycled PET is received with product certification and specification test data.  This ensures
the criteria for 100% recycled PET and the quality level of the material are met. Supplier certifications are available upon request.


FACTS

  • Two million plastic bottles are used in the U.S. every ten minutes and 51 billion plastic bottles go into landfills annually.
  • The 51 billion plastic bottles in U.S. landfills end-to-end would wrap around the earth 5 times.
  • It will take 700 years before plastic bottles in landfills start to decompose.
  • Less than 30% of plastic bottles in the U.S. are actually recycled.
  • Currently only 11 U.S. states have direct deposit.


Lifecycle of Ecospun:
Plastic PET containers are picked up at curbside and community
recycling centers, and then sorted by type and colour. They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, and crushed, then chopped into flake.  These tiny pieces are melted and extruded to create fiber.  The fiber produced is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched into desired length for strength, then baled.  The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile product end uses.








 




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