Custom exhibit display provider Moss Inc. of Franklin Park, Ill., is partnering with the SEAQAUL INITIATIVE to add an innovative ocean plastic-based fabric solution to its sustainable product portfolio.
The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE works with ocean clean-up programs worldwide to transform recovered marine litter into upcycled marine plastic. The partnership has launched SustainaTex Ocean, a fabric blend produced from upcycled marine plastic, postconsumer waste and recycled polyester.
“Moss is exclusively launching a fully sustainable SEG graphic with reclaimed ocean plastic as part of our alliance with the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE,” said Moss president and CEO Jason Popp in a press release from the company. “SustainaTex Ocean contains SEAQUAL® YARN, which is made from both marine plastic and postconsumer waste from land sources, ultimately creating a graphic with 100 percent recycled content. Also, going forward in Europe and the U.S., we are only shipping in bags made from 100 percent recycled content that are fully recyclable.”
Graphics produced on the SustainaTex Ocean will be the most sustainable synthetics in the industry, according to the company, as they combine PVC-free gasket, postconsumer plastic, upcycled marine plastic and OEKO-TEX®-compliant dye sublimation inks.
“Partnering with Moss has allowed us to match our water-based, odorless inks and our 1-Step-Printing process with materials that are equally aware of their impact on the environment,” said Andrea Riccardi, head of product management, Durst Group. “Our ability to work with the Moss team at their Graphic Imaging Center of Innovation has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge sustainable solutions.”
“In choosing SustainaTex Ocean, you are helping improve our environment,” said Popp. “We now offer a sustainable graphic solution that provides the same level of impactful branding, and at the same time, contributes to plastic clean-up. For every square foot of material in SustainaTex Ocean, an equivalent of 16.9 ounces of plastic bottles are being saved from oceans and landfills. I’m certain our customers will find comfort in knowing that.”