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CRT regenerated plastic in new Eastman fibre

Company’s molecular recycling technology breaks down waste plastics into the basic molecular building blocks for new products.

23rd April 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kingsport, TN, USA

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Naia Renew is an inherently soft, sustainable and traceable staple fibre for introduced by Eastman, headquartered in Kingsport, Tenessee

Aimed at the casual and loungewear markets, it is made of 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics and can be produced at scale.

The fibre is quick drying and reduces garment pilling while blending well with other eco-friendly materials such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester

Naia Renew staple fibre is produced with a low carbon footprint in a closed-loop process where solvents are safely recycled back into the system for reuse.

The fibre is produced from wood pulp sourced from certified forests, and the recycled plastics feedstock is generated via Eastman's patented carbon renewal technology (CRT).

CRT is an integrated molecular recycling technology that breaks down waste plastics, such as post-consumer carpet fibre and plastic packaging materials, into the basic molecular building blocks for the manufacture of new products including fibres – a truly circular solution creating value from waste.

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