ECOPAK ™ from Challenge Sailcloth is the world's first 100% recycled laminated pack fabric - designed from the ground up to meet or exceed the technical properties of traditional laminated nylon while also being good for the environment.
The ECOPAK ™ line starts with a 100% recycled REPREVE polyester face, then adds a proprietary 100% recycled film to make everything waterproof. An environmentally friendly, PFC-free C0 DWR also provides water resistance to the face fabric.
There are a lot of reasons to choose ECOPAK ™, but here's a short list of the most important ones:
- 100% recycled construction - everything from the face, to the film, backing, and cross-ply reinforcement
- Solvent and VOC-free adhesive - unlike many laminates, ECOPAK ™ uses an adhesive glue designed without these harmful chemicals and compounds
- PFC-free DWR - an environmentally friendly Durable Water Repellant that's non-toxic to humans and doesn't persist in the environment over time
All of this recycled ingenuity means that the ECOPAK ™ line uses over 20 plastic bottles and reduces CO2 emissions by over 1 lb with each linear yard. After you're done with it, even the fabric itself can be recycled.
In short, ECOPAK ™ is easily the most environmentally friendly pack fabric in the world. The choice is yours.
EPX200 is a laminate fabric comprised of the following layers:
- 200D 100% Recycled Polyester Face
- 45° Blue CrossPly
- 70D ripstop backing
| Width ||56'' (*54" guaranteed usable)|
| Weight || ~5.9 oz/yd 2 (200.1 g/m²)|
| Denier ||200d Poly Face, 70d backing|
| Weave ||Plain|
| Thread Count ||TBD |
| Thickness ||TBD|
| Print shrinkage (length) ||1-2%|
| Print shrinkage (width) ||1-2%|
| Finish/Coating ||PFC-Free DWR face, Proprietary waterproof adhesive|
| Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) || 200+/13.8+ (PSI/Bar)|