MONTREAL, QUEBEC, May 15, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP), a clean technology company whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic and polyester fiber, and On AG, a sportswear brand and subsidiary of On Holding AG, today announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed by On to secure volumes of 100% recycled virgin quality Loop(TM) PET resin from the upcoming Asian Infinite Loop(TM) manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea, which Loop is planning with its strategic partner SK Geo Centric. The Ulsan manufacturing facility is anticipated to break ground by end of this year.
The signed LOI follows a two-year period of collaboration between Loop and On, throughout which time a technical due diligence was completed validating Loop’s technology, while Loop(TM) PET resin was tested in On’s products. This partnership will provide On the ability to produce sustainable footwear and apparel using recycled materials, without the need for polyester fiber created from fossil fuels, which helps to reduce PET waste and the manufacturing footprint for On.
“Circularity is a main pillar in On’s sustainability process. We are happy to see that Loop is bringing their technology to commercial scale,” said Ilmarin Heitz, Head of Innovation at On. “This marks another huge step towards closing the fiber-to-fiber loop within the textile industry.”
“Loop’s technology enables fiber-to-fiber recycling, providing brands like On with a closed-loop solution to their supply chain,” said Giovanni Catino, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “We anticipate that 60% of the feedstock utilized at our planned commercial manufacturing facility in Ulsan to come from polyester fibers which presents a significant opportunity for circularity for this material.”
Loop Industries is leading the way in sustainable and circular solutions for PET waste, allowing materials to be infinitely recycled without loss of quality or performance. Loop’s breakthrough technology enables low value PET waste to be upcycled into 100% recycled virgin-quality Loop(TM) PET resin which can be used in plastic products and food-grade packaging as well as polyester fiber applications. In addition to low value PET plastic waste, Loop also utilizes polyester fiber waste as feedstock in its process. By upcycling these materials, Loop’s technology helps supply brands with sustainable, recycled polyester fabric and offers a closed loop solution to the textile industry. This unique fiber to fiber recycling process is achieved through Loop’s patented depolymerization technology.
By leveraging Loop’s technology and securing volume at the upcoming Ulsan, South Korea manufacturing facility, On is implementing a bold and sustainable footwear strategy in the industry, taking a giant step forward in circularity. The partnership between Loop Industries and On showcases how brands can transition to a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution where materials can be recycled infinitely.
On was born in the Swiss Alps with one goal: to revolutionize the sensation of running by empowering all to run on clouds. Thirteen years after market launch, On delivers industry-disrupting innovation in premium footwear, apparel, and accessories for high-performance running, outdoor, and all-day activities. Fueled by customer-recommendation, On’s award-winning CloudTec(R) innovation, purposeful design and groundbreaking strides in sportswear’s circular economy have attracted a fast-growing global fanbase – inspiring humans to explore, discover and dream on. On is present in more than 60 countries globally and engages with a digital community on www.on.com.
About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world’s shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop Industries owns patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt, to its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop(TM) branded PET resin suitable for use in food-grade packaging and polyester fiber, thus enabling our customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop(TM) PET plastic and polyester fiber can be recycled infinitely without degradation of quality, successfully closing the plastic loop. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by reducing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a sustainable future.
Common shares of the Company are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “LOOP.” For more information, please visit www.loopindustries.com. Follow Loop on Twitter: @loopindustries, Instagram: loopindustries, Facebook: Loop Industries and LinkedIn: Loop Industries.
Kevin C. O’Dowd, email@example.com
Vice-President Communications & Investor Relations, Loop Industries, Inc.
Andrea Kostiuk, firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Marketing & Communications, Loop Industries, Inc.
SOURCE: Loop Industries, Inc., Quebec, Canada.
Copyright 2023 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)