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New spinning standard set by cycora

CETI assessment on advanced melt spinning technology underscores potential.

14th February 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Los Angeles

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Cycora, the new regenerated polyester developed by Los Angeles-based Ambercycle, meets the spinnability standards of virgin materials and outperforms other recycled materials, according to CETI, the European Centre for Innovative Textiles based in Tourcoing, France.

The independent assessment on advanced melt spinning technology underscores the potential of cycora, which employs fibres derived from end-of-life textiles as its feedstock.

Unlike conventional recycled materials that often face limitations in quality and application, cycora polyester maintains consistent quality without compromising on performance, CETI says.

Several top-tier fashion brands have already implemented cycora yarn into their products, validating its status as an emerging frontrunner in circular materials, further backed by CETI’s recent assessment.

“We were pleased to collaborate with Ambercycle in support of accelerating innovation and sustainability in the textile industry,” said Manisha Mariva, CETI’s recycling and circular economy manager. “Our comprehensive testing showed that cycora material performed as well as a virgin alternative in a range of processes and stands out from other recycled textiles for its performance and versatility. Cycora is establishing a new standard for recycled materials.”

“The recognition from CETI reaffirms our mission to redefine industry norms and prove that excellence and environmental responsibility can co-exist seamlessly,” added Shay Sethi, CEO of Ambercycle.

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