- The temperature of the sea was 30ºC, oxygen and nutrient salt were present when the measurements and images were taken.
- The sewing thread and interlining cloth are made of synthetic fibers.
The journey towards obtaining the "OK biodegradable MARINE" certification for Bemberg™ began with Asahi Kasei's R&D Laboratory for Applied Product and the Italian certification organization INNOVHUB-SSI, which previously verified its biodegradability in soil. Building upon these findings, the recent certification confirms Bemberg™ as a biodegradable filament yarn that demonstrates biodegradability in landfills and marine environments.
Bemberg™ stands out as a remarkable material for a variety of reasons. It is derived from 100% cotton linter, a by-product of cottonseed oil manufacturing. The production process employs a unique closed-loop system, minimizing waste and conserving valuable resources. Asahi Kasei's commitment to sustainability is evident through the use of renewable energy in manufacturing Bemberg™. Furthermore, the biodegradability of Bemberg™ enhances its sustainability credentials.
The acquisition of the "OK biodegradable MARINE" certification for Bemberg™ continuous filament is a significant step forward in addressing the issue of marine microplastics. Bemberg™ can now be considered a potential help to reducing the harmful impact of microplastics on our oceans and marine life.