Regel™ fibre, recycled acrylic fibre from Thai Acrylic Fibre Company (TAF) – Aditya Birla Group, is now “bluesign® APPROVED”, in addition to being a GRS certified acrylic fibre. This certifies that Regel™ meets the safety and environmental requirements of bluesign® CRITERIA, the latest milestone in their long journey path towards sustainability.
Regel™ is TAF’s second product that gets bluesign® APPROVED after their flagship gel-dyed acrylic fibre – Radianza™. Regel™ was launched earlier this year by TAF that was developed as a result of growing demand of sustainable fashion products from global consumers, brands and retailers
Waste accumulation and its management is one of the key sustainability challenges of the industry and therefore recycling pre-consumer, post-consumer and in-process waste to make new products is one of the most preferred and prevalent ways to reduce the environment impact.
Regel™ is a unique innovation as it is one of the first successful commercialization of acrylic fibre produced by recycling the waste. It is manufactured with an authentic and intimate chemical recycling process which is functionally equivalent to acrylic fibre like warmth, comfort, and vibrant shades.
bluesign® APPROVED articles go through a rigorous certification process by Bluesign Technologies ag – the organization behind the certification – and it certifies that these articles are manufactured with a minimum impact on people and the environment.
“We are very proud to receive bluesign® APPROVED certification for Regel™ fibre. We have been getting a lot of overwhelming responses since the launch of Regel™. This bluesign® APPROVED certification will further strengthen the credentials of Regel™ as a sustainable fibre and ensure our customers that any fabric made with Regel™ is produced responsibly in respect to the environment and the safety of the people.
This certification is a part of our larger sustainability strategy, and we will continue our vision towards a sustainable future”, says Thomas Varghese, Business Head – Textiles – Aditya Birla Group.
Source: Kohen Textile Journal