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Eastman broadens cellulose-based fibre portfolio.

Naia is sourced from what Eastman describes as “sustainably managed pine” and eucalyptus forests and plantations. ©Eastman.

“Working with our value chain partners, we’re facilitating quick and easy access to Naia fibres for our mills, and ultimately brands, regardless of their location.”

US-based advanced materials and speciality additives company Eastman has expanded its cellulose-based textile fibre range.

The company’s cellulosic filament yarn is part of its Naia range and its new portfolio is currently being showcased at the Premiere Vision-Paris exhibition, which takes place from 11-13th February.

Naia is sourced from what Eastman describes as “sustainably managed pine” and eucalyptus forests and plantations.

In a statement, Eastman (@EastmanChemCo) also maintained that its new fibre was produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. It is also certified as biodegradable in freshwater and soil environments, according to Eastman.

“We are thrilled to expand our product offerings, and we have been working with a strong network of innovative spinner partners around the world to introduce our new Naia cellulosic staple fibre,” said Ruth Farrell, global marketing director of textiles for Eastman.

She added: “Working with our value chain partners, we’re facilitating quick and easy access to Naia fibres for our mills, and ultimately brands, regardless of their location.”

According to Eastman, its new staple fibre “blends well with other eco-friendly materials, such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester – to produce sustainable fabrics and garments that are ideal for everyday wear”.

The company will be working with spinners worldwide to create the new staple fibre, including Karacasu Tekstil in Turkey, Shandong Long Run Textile and Dezhous Huayuan Eco Technology in China, Pratibha Syntex and RSWM in India and Linz Textil in Austria.


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