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Noyfil recycled polyester yarns get eco certification

With the certification in place, the companies are in a position to provide more information with more detail on recyclate content.

29th September 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo

Sustainable, Industrial

RadiciGroup companies Noyfil SA and Noyfil SpA have certified their r-Radyarn and r-Starlight continuous filament yarn to the new UNI 11505:2013 standard, after measuring the environmental impact performance of its polyester yarn using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology.

Noyfil SA and Noyfil SpA, among the European leaders in the manufacture of a wide range of polyester yarn, have chosen the UNI 11505:2013 standard for measuring and declaring the recycled material content of their reduced environmental impact yarn made from post-consumer recycled polyester bottles.

“The value added for our customers is the greater transparency in communication afforded by this certification process,” said Maurizio Vedovati, General Manager of Noyfil SpA and Sales Manager of the RadiciGroup PET Yarn Business Unit. “By disclosing the precise content of recycled materials, we are giving our customers all the data they need to calculate the exact composition of their own finished products and provide the end user with more information directly on the labels.”

UNI 11505 standard

The UNI 11505 standard, which became effective as of September 2013, is concerned with yarn and man made fibres manufactured with secondary raw materials obtained from the processing of recycled materials through a mechanical or chemical transformation process.

The standard sets out the characteristics to be disclosed in the manufacturer’s product declaration concerning recycled material content, as well as the information to be reported on product labels in addition to the product composition information required by law. The UNI standard also specifies the management and monitoring requirements an organisation must meet in order to comply with said standard.

Added value

Now that r-Radyarn and r-Starlight yarns are certified to UNI 11505, Noyfil SA and Noyfil SpA are in a position to provide more information with more detail on recyclate content. For each of the certified yarns, the companies will now indicate the exact percentage of recycled polymer together with the percentage of additives.

“The growth trends for our r-Radyarn and r-Starlight product lines from 2012 to the present have been positive, and we are optimistic about the future,” commented Vedovati.

“This new standard has contributed – and will continue to contribute – to decreasing the confusion on the market by increasing the credibility of products made from recycled materials.”

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