DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and Everest Textile Showcase Sustainability and Innovation at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show 2016

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Incorporating bio-based solutions into outdoor fabrics demonstrate advanced performance

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Everest has developed a strategic action entitled ‘Energy saving, Care for the Environment and our Earth’. We are committed to economic, environmental and social triple-bottom-line sustainability.

Sustainability remained a strong trend at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City this summer. There were a number of brands and manufacturers incorporating eco-friendly alternatives into their products and supply chains. Everest Textile Co., LTD, an R&D oriented and vertically integrated textile manufacturer, was among the key innovation exhibitors showcasing its Eco-Product line that utilizes DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ bio-based technology.

Everest’s Evertek® Eco-Product textiles incorporate bio-based membranes and coatings based on Susterra® propanediol. The Ever Soft 3-layer shell gives brands the four-way stretch in addition to the moisture vapor protection they are looking for when incorporating light-weight fleece fabrics into outdoor garments. The membrane incorporated in the middle of the 3-layer textile utilizes a polyurethane bio-based membrane containing more than 25 percent renewable sourced materials by weight. For even more renewable sourced content, the Eco Freezing-Soft fabric has up to 50 percent bio-based content providing wind resistance and a soft flexible feel below zero degrees Celsius allowing brands to create wind-resistant breathable soft shell pants.

“What has impressed DuPont Tate & Lyle most about the innovative textiles from Everest is that it is another example of how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts,” states Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “The bio-based foam coating on the Ever Eco Freezing-Soft fabric creates a beautiful soft hand and gives the material the low temperature performance that brands are looking for.”

“Everest has developed a strategic action entitled ‘Energy saving, Care for the Environment and our Earth’. We are committed to economic, environmental and social triple-bottom-line sustainability,” explains Chuani Hsu. “Not only is DuPont Tate & Lyle’s product renewably sourced from plant-derived glucose but the lower environmental footprint without sacrificing performance when compared to petroleum-based polyurethane membranes and coatings helps enable Everest reach its vision of being an Eco-enterprise leader.”

To learn more about Everest Textile’s Evertek® Eco-Product products utilizing DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Product’s technology, contact Everest at

Everest is an R&D oriented and vertically integrated textile manufacturer that specializes in yarn texturizing, weaving, dyeing, printing, post-finishing process, coating and lamination. Everest’s products are utilized by the best sports, outdoor and casual clothing leading brands in the world. Everest has three plants (Taiwan, China, Thailand) and 10 sales offices in major cities of the world.        

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. For more information on Susterra® propanediol, visit to see the solutions we offer across a wide variety of markets and applications.

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Susterra® and the circle logo are registered trademarks of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC, for its brands of bio-based propanediol. All rights reserved.
Evertek® is a registered trademark of Everest Textile Co., LTD.

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