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IFG launches PA11 bio-based fibre

Rilsan PA11 is 100% bio-based, derived from renewable castor oil, which has a proven legacy in meeting some of the world’s most demanding material challenges.

21st October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

International Fibres Group (IFG) has announced the launch of its new. PA11 fibre. Forming part of the new IFG Bio range, Rilsan PA11 is 100% bio-based, derived from renewable castor oil, which has a proven legacy in meeting some of the world’s most demanding material challenges. The trademark properties of PA11 include lightweight, flexibility, durability, and overall toughness.

The castor bean is a sustainable, renewable crop that does not compete with food and does not cause deforestation. With a wide range of applications including luggage, carpets, extreme sports and socks and underwear, PA11 fibre provides the perfect sustainable solution for a variety of end applications, says IFG.

“We are delighted to be able to launch PA11 into the fibre market,” said Richard Barker-Poole, IFG’s Sales and Marketing Director. “We are inviting our customers to further research its applications with us, so they can be part of the journey to a more sustainable future.”

IFG’s company values are firmly embedded in service, sustainability and continuously improving product performance characteristics, with a strong focus on research and development, especially into the performance of more sustainable alternatives to traditional fibres. The company has invested heavily in a dedicated R&D centre in Linz, Austria. Its experienced technical experts work with a worldwide customer base providing bespoke, innovative and flexible supply solutions, which will be perfectly complemented by the new PA11 fibre offering.

IFG is currently exhibiting at INDEX 2021, stand 4242.

www.fibresgroup.com  

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