Asoltex has been GRS 4.0 certified since 2020.
In addition to certifying compliance with social and environmental criteria in the management of our company, the GRS certification guarantees:
- traceability and a minimum proportion of recycled materials in some specific Asoltex products
- that some of our lamination techniques comply with GRS requisites.
Asoltex offers GRS certified items in all three product families in its catalogue: textiles, paddings and laminated items.
Asoltex GRS certified textiles
Among the textiles, some of the items in the New-Life line, which includes the recycled and sustainable Asoltex products, are GRS certified.
Specifically, there are some textiles in pre-consumer polyamide and in post-consumer polyester, which can be used as linings or insoles for casual footwear and for all kinds of technical shoes: ski boots, trekking shoes, motorcycle boots and safety shoes.
> See the Asoltex catalogue of GRS certified textiles
Asoltex GRS certified paddings
Among the paddings certified GRS we underscore two items exclusively offered by Asoltex: Airtex and Primaloft® Grip Control.
Airtex is a family of agglomerates based on 84% pre-consumer recycled polyurethane. It is an absorbent, bacteriostatic and breathable material, and precisely because of these characteristics it is ideal for die-cut or thermoformed insoles for casual footwear.
Primaloft® Grip Control is part of the Primaloft® family of heat-insulating wadding: water-repellent, breathable and resilient, they dry quickly and offer total comfort in terms of preventing heat loss and light weight.
PrimaLoft® Grip Control, for which Asoltex has the exclusive rights for the technical and sports footwear sector, is the GRS certified version in 100% post-consumer recycled fiber. It is characterized by an anti-slip technology that makes it ideal as a stable layer of limited thickness inside linings and technical insoles, avoiding the use of quilting.
> See the Asoltex catalogue of GRS certified paddings
Asoltex GRS certified lamination and adhesion processes
Asoltex has obtained GRS certification for some of its lamination and adhesion processes, specifically:
> Hot melt laminaton
> Acrylic glue lamination
> Hot melt self-adhesive treatment
> Acrylic self-adhesive treatment
All laminations made with these technologies and using GRS materials in an amount equal to at least 50% of the total weight can be certified and marked GRS.
Among the Asoltex laminated products that can be purchased under the GRS brand we point out, for example, the eco-sustainable bilayer laminated Airtex + Rete-New Life.
In this case, the recycled and breathable agglomerate in Airtex Polyurethane is proposed laminated with recycled fabrics of the New-Life family (or with other bases at the customer's request). This lamination yields an absorbent, bacteriostatic and breathable material, which precisely because of these characteristics is ideal for die-cut or thermoformed insoles for high-end casual footwear.