The Rivertex Innovation Lab

Rivertex Technical Fabrics is committed to making our industry cleaner and will continuously develop new sustainable concepts and products. For this purpose we have founded The Rivertex Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab consists of dedicated professionals from different professional backgrounds but with 1 common goal; making materials better and cleaner. New developments are published here. 


Sustainable tarpaulin fabric

Rivercyclon® is a revolutionary range of non-toxic, heat-sealable and 100% recyclable coated fabrics developed as an alternative to PVC coated fabrics. Generation 2 of Rivercyclon® has improved printing and welding properties. Using Rivercyclon® will help you, and your customers, to become more sustainable in a cost-effective way.

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HPL Comfort™ R-Series

Circular soft- and hardshell fabrics

After vigorous trialling and testing Rivertex’s Innovation Lab has developed fully circular softshell and hardshell fabrics for protective functional clothing. Both multilayer fabrics are constructed of recycled content and are fully recyclable.
The 3 layer Softshell fabric is made from recycled polyester yarn, has a waterproof and breathable recycled PET membrane and a recycled polyester fleece backing. The 2 layer Hardshell fabric has a similar sustainable construction.
Both fabrics are made with similar polymers making them fully recyclable as well.
Since there are no noticeable technical differences from the original versions, Rivertex has decided to fully replace their successful ranges of HPL Comfort 325 Softshell and RTX+ 300 with these fabrics.

Both fabrics have GRS certification, are competitively priced and available from stock.