“To do good, you actually have to do something”

Yvon Chouinard  /  reluctant businessman


Material Development Portfolio

Tecniq shatters the myth that innovation and sustainability are mutually exclusive goals. Our portfolio of high-performance materials is proof.




Biode® is a patent-pending high performance fabric derived from bio-based feedstocks (GMO-free). For use in sportswear, activewear, and outerwear, Biode® 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 and 100% carbon neutral rigid watercraft foam. The foam is produced in a patented process that utilizes converted locally abundant sugarcane biomass (certified GMO-free) that is polymerized and expanded into rigid foam by Synbra B.V. 




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 Tecniq. 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. 




Yooze® develops a line of patent-pending, highly disruptive reusable hydration bottles produced with recycled and recyclable materials.