Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus clean textile processing 

"Quite simply, processing textiles and apparel requires huge amounts of energy and water – and both are in crisis,” said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. CO2Nexus’ unique system, called TERSUS®, can process textiles using the same CO₂ that provides fizz to beverages. It’s fast, with 20-30 minute cycle times, and requires no separate dryer – conserving significant energy as a result. Outdoor and other apparel items processed with the TERSUS® system emerge with minimal impact compared to traditional water or solvent-based cleaning methods. Over the course of repeated washes, benefits include down loft enhancement, water repellency, and color/size/fit consistency. 

The investment announcement marks a significant investment made by Patagonia through its $20 Million & Change fund, launched in 2013 to help innovative, like-minded start-up companies bring about solutions to the environmental crisis through business. “CO2Nexus is a great fit for $20 Million & Change – it’s a young company using business and innovation to bring about positive benefits to the environment. Patagonia is proud to invest in their success.” 

“Patagonia is the perfect partner for us, and for our technology,” said CO2Nexus President & CEO Richard Kinsman. “Their leadership and track record in both textile technology and environmental arenas is unparalleled. We are excited about the opportunities we can jointly pursue up and down the textile value chain."

Traditional textile processing

Traditional textile processing methods are extremely water and energy intensive, consuming up to 100 gallons of water or more for every pound of textile processed, according to industry analysis. That translates to hundreds of billions of gallons of water in the U.S. alone, and trillions worldwide. Most textile processing today is concentrated today in regions globally where water quality is low, which puts even greater strain on already scarce drinking water supplies.  

Patagonia's $20 Million & Change Fund

The $20 Million & Change fund was created in 2013 as an extension of one core tenant of Patagonia’s three-part mission statement – use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Through strategic investments in startups that share this value, Patagonia will help entrepreneurs and innovators succeed in “working with nature rather than using it up,” as Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard put it when announcing the investment platform last year.

More information about CO2Nexus is available at www.co2nexus.com. For more information about Patagonia surf to www.patagonia.com.

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Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus clean textile processing 

"Quite simply, processing textiles and apparel requires huge amounts of energy and water – and both are in crisis,” said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. CO2Nexus’ unique system, called TERSUS®, can process textiles using the same CO₂ that provides fizz to beverages. It’s fast, with 20-30 minute cycle times, and requires no separate dryer – conserving significant energy as a result. Outdoor and other apparel items processed with the TERSUS® system emerge with minimal impact compared to traditional water or solvent-based cleaning methods. Over the course of repeated washes, benefits include down loft enhancement, water repellency, and color/size/fit consistency. 

The investment announcement marks a significant investment made by Patagonia through its $20 Million & Change fund, launched in 2013 to help innovative, like-minded start-up companies bring about solutions to the environmental crisis through business. “CO2Nexus is a great fit for $20 Million & Change – it’s a young company using business and innovation to bring about positive benefits to the environment. Patagonia is proud to invest in their success.” 

“Patagonia is the perfect partner for us, and for our technology,” said CO2Nexus President & CEO Richard Kinsman. “Their leadership and track record in both textile technology and environmental arenas is unparalleled. We are excited about the opportunities we can jointly pursue up and down the textile value chain."

Traditional textile processing

Traditional textile processing methods are extremely water and energy intensive, consuming up to 100 gallons of water or more for every pound of textile processed, according to industry analysis. That translates to hundreds of billions of gallons of water in the U.S. alone, and trillions worldwide. Most textile processing today is concentrated today in regions globally where water quality is low, which puts even greater strain on already scarce drinking water supplies.  

Patagonia's $20 Million & Change Fund

The $20 Million & Change fund was created in 2013 as an extension of one core tenant of Patagonia’s three-part mission statement – use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Through strategic investments in startups that share this value, Patagonia will help entrepreneurs and innovators succeed in “working with nature rather than using it up,” as Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard put it when announcing the investment platform last year.

More information about CO2Nexus is available at www.co2nexus.com. For more information about Patagonia surf to www.patagonia.com.

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"Quite simply, processing textiles and apparel requires huge amounts of energy and water – and both are in crisis,” said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. CO2Nexus’ unique system, called TERSUS®, can process textiles using the same CO₂ that provides fizz to beverages. It’s fast, with 20-30 minute cycle times, and requires no separate dryer – conserving significant energy as a result. Outdoor and other apparel items processed with the TERSUS® system emerge with minimal impact compared to traditional water or solvent-based cleaning methods. Over the course of repeated washes, benefits include down loft enhancement, water repellency, and color/size/fit consistency. 

The investment announcement marks a significant investment made by Patagonia through its $20 Million & Change fund, launched in 2013 to help innovative, like-minded start-up companies bring about solutions to the environmental crisis through business. “CO2Nexus is a great fit for $20 Million & Change – it’s a young company using business and innovation to bring about positive benefits to the environment. Patagonia is proud to invest in their success.” 

“Patagonia is the perfect partner for us, and for our technology,” said CO2Nexus President & CEO Richard Kinsman. “Their leadership and track record in both textile technology and environmental arenas is unparalleled. We are excited about the opportunities we can jointly pursue up and down the textile value chain."

Traditional textile processing

Traditional textile processing methods are extremely water and energy intensive, consuming up to 100 gallons of water or more for every pound of textile processed, according to industry analysis. That translates to hundreds of billions of gallons of water in the U.S. alone, and trillions worldwide. Most textile processing today is concentrated today in regions globally where water quality is low, which puts even greater strain on already scarce drinking water supplies.  

Patagonia's $20 Million & Change Fund

The $20 Million & Change fund was created in 2013 as an extension of one core tenant of Patagonia’s three-part mission statement – use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Through strategic investments in startups that share this value, Patagonia will help entrepreneurs and innovators succeed in “working with nature rather than using it up,” as Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard put it when announcing the investment platform last year.

More information about CO2Nexus is available at www.co2nexus.com. For more information about Patagonia surf to www.patagonia.com.

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TEXTILE, LEATHER AND FIBER

The use of chemicals in the textile industry and the pressure it puts on our fresh water reserves pose significant problems. FeyeCon has solved these problems with its game changing CO₂ technology. Our processes not only uses less or no chemicals or water, they also consume less energy and are faster, which dramatically reduces production costs. 

WATER FREE DYEING & PROCESSING

Our most revolutionary achievement is our waterless textile dyeing process. Skeptics said it could not be done, but we have proven the contrary. With the help of launching partner Nike, our joint venture DyeCoo has successfully implemented the first water free dyeing process for polyester, steadily making the dyeing business a clean business. We are currently investigating water free processes for cotton, leather and other fibers like paper. 

WATER & CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING & STERILIZATION

In conventional dry cleaning processes harsh chemicals are used that are harmful for the environment and linked to serious health problems. Conventional wet cleaning consumes vast quantities of potable water. By using pressurized CO₂ the same cleaning results can be achieved but without toxic chemicals or the use of water. CO₂ has the unique ability to deactivate bacteria & contaminants and remove heavy oil-based soils, leaving virtually no secondary waste. These environmental and performance benefits translate into direct economic savings, including longer garment lifetime and lower utility consumption. Our joint venture CO2Nexus is working on commercializing these processes. 

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TEXTILE, LEATHER AND FIBER

The use of chemicals in the textile industry and the pressure it puts on our fresh water reserves pose significant problems. FeyeCon has solved these problems with its game changing CO₂ technology. Our processes not only uses less or no chemicals or water, they also consume less energy and are faster, which dramatically reduces production costs. 

WATER FREE DYEING & PROCESSING

Our most revolutionary achievement is our waterless textile dyeing process. Skeptics said it could not be done, but we have proven the contrary. With the help of launching partner Nike, our joint venture DyeCoo has successfully implemented the first water free dyeing process for polyester, steadily making the dyeing business a clean business. We are currently investigating water free processes for cotton, leather and other fibers like paper. 

WATER & CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING & STERILIZATION

In conventional dry cleaning processes harsh chemicals are used that are harmful for the environment and linked to serious health problems. Conventional wet cleaning consumes vast quantities of potable water. By using pressurized CO₂ the same cleaning results can be achieved but without toxic chemicals or the use of water. CO₂ has the unique ability to deactivate bacteria & contaminants and remove heavy oil-based soils, leaving virtually no secondary waste. These environmental and performance benefits translate into direct economic savings, including longer garment lifetime and lower utility consumption. Our joint venture CO2Nexus is working on commercializing these processes. 

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