PLA Fabrics and Life Cycle Assessments

Mikuláš Hurta Monday, 1 February 2021

Nilmore® is the first producer to create a circular yarn and fabric from Polylactic Acid (PLA), the environmentally friendly, plant-derived thermoplastic. The fibre they've succeeded in creating has extensive research to back up their claims.

In this Technical Tutorial, we speak to Mikulas Hurta, the founder of Nilmore® to learn all about the properties of the fascinating, circular fabric, the process of the company's research, and their experience of using Life Cycle Assessments.

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In this video you'll learn:

  • What properties a fabric made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) has 
  • About the environmental benefits of PLA yarns and fabrics
  • What makes the material fully circular and about the research that has gone into its development
  • What a life cycle assessment is and how it is carried out

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