Material Development Portfolio
Effekt shatters the myth that innovation and sustainability are mutually exclusive goals. Our portfolio of high-performance materials is proof.
AlgaMetrix® produces exceptionally effective antimicrobials that are solely derived from 100% renewable, non-GMO algae (patents pending). The aforementioned antimicrobials are third-party validated as 99.9999+% effective at inhibiting both ends of the pathogen spectrum, and equally effective at inhibiting the growth of fungi (mold and mildew).
Biode® is a patent-pending high performance fabric derived from bio-based feedstocks (GMO-free). For use in sportswear, activewear, and outerwear, it is the ideal replacement for synthetic fabric compositions—making garments more sustainable. Additionally, Biode® benefits from renewably sourced pigments and biopolymer pigment carriers for creating a truly compostable fabric solution.
BIÓM® is the world‘s first certified 100% biodegradable surfboard and watercraft foam. The patented production process uses converted locally-abundant sugarcane biomass (certified GMO-free) provided by Corbion, polymerized by Synbra Technology BV and expanded into rigid foam by Synprodo BV.
BLOOM® is the next step toward producing sustainable flexible foams. It is produced with algae sourced from freshwater sources around the world at high risk of algal bloom. Using the highly-renewable algae biomass feedstock reduces our dependence on petroleum, a non-renewable resource, and helps remediate algae-impacted waterways by filtering and returning fresh water back to habitat. BLOOM® is certified hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and BMAA-free.
CANNAVAS® provides all the warmth and softness of a natural textile, with a superior durability seldom found in other materials. The strong fibers make CANNAVAS® withstand harsh conditions—be it weather, work, or daily life.
Dropt® is a revolutionary new family of fabrics that does not require the use of water in the coloration process. Depending on the application, the fabric can be made entirely from a by-product of post-industrial waste or recycled PET feedstocks. In addition to using waterless fabric dyeing, the Dropt® process greatly diminishes energy use and CO2 emissions compared to conventional dyeing processes. We‘ve literally “dropped” the use of water, offsetting 12–30+ gallons of water per yard of fabric.
Greenius™ is a patented line of GMO-free plant-based bioplastic resins that are 100% biodegradable and compostable according to EN 13432 standards. All Greenius™ bioplastics are free from plasticizers, endocrine disruptors, BPA, and phthalates.
HydroZOTE® is a new breed of floatation foam owned by Zotefoams plc and co-developed with Effekt LLC. The foam is USCG approved, ultra-lightweight, virtually waterproof, and measurably more buoyant than competing floatation foams. It contains none of the carcinogens found in competing floatation foams and uses no blowing agents. It also doesn’t out-gas, which means there is no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) present.
Ioniq® was founded on the core principal of pushing athlete performance farther.
Yooze® develops a line of patent-pending, highly disruptive reusable hydration bottles produced with recycled and recyclable materials.