Duck down feathers are widely used in winter outfits to provide thermal insulation. Commercial duck down feathers require feather plucking on living ducks, which is a non-sustainable and inhumane process. Further, their bulkiness limits outdoor sports applications.
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) has developed a sustainable, animal-free and ultralight insulation material that leverages cellulose nanofibrils extracted from spent corn husk. It provides the winter outfits with the highest insulation performance in the market, being 3.5 times warmer, 50% thinner and lighter than duck down feathers, as well as launderable for 50 times without losing insulation performance.
– Leverage cellulose nanofibrils extracted from spent corn husk
– 3.5 times warmer than duck down feathers
– 50% thinner and lighter than duck down feathers
– Launderable for 50 times without losing insulation performance
– Winter outfits and outdoor sportswear