GRS certificates acquired by RadiciGroup covers raw and yarn-dyed 95% r-PET and solution-dyed 85% r-PET

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-10-31 16:17:00 – Bergamo

Filippo Servalli, Marketing and Sustainability Director of RadiciGroup said that, “GRS certification was yet another goal achieved by the Group – evidence of its customary transparency with the greatest clarity,” emphasising how measuring environmental impacts and continuously working to reduce them is always a top priority of the Group. He added that, “Indeed, these are the operative words guiding the RadiciGroup Comfort Fibres Business Area on a daily basis on its road to certifying its fibres obtained from recovered materials.” Later he said that, “Again, with the aim of saving natural resources, and water in particular, the Group offers solution-dyed polyester (and nylon) yarn. Solution dyeing requires less water and energy usage compared to conventional yarn or piece dying, because the colour is added ‘upstream’ during the extrusion stage and thus becomes incorporated into the polymer matrix.”

The organisation sponsored a three-day event in Milan where the key theme was Accelerating Sustainability in Textile and Fashion.

The GRS certificates obtained by RadiciGroup cover two families of products: raw and yarn-dyed 95% r-PET and solution-dyed 85% r-PET. Compliance with GRS requirements allows the Group to provide a third-party-verified report with every delivery of r-Starlight and r-Radyarn, certifying the content and the origin of the recycled materials used to make the product, as well as its compliance with the environmental and social requirements of the entire supply chain.

In addition, the GRS-certified products are in conformity with the Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MSRL) compiled within the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme, an initiative with the objective of removing hazardous chemical substances in the textiles industry. RadiciGroup’s post-consumer recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn and r-Starlight UNI 11505-certified since 2014 have been certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) promoted by the Textile Exchange, a non-profit organisation that operates internationally for the promotion and responsible development of sustainability in the textiles industry.

r-Radyarn and r-Starlight post-consumer recycled polyester yarns are on the Textile Exchange list of preferred fibres, which is that, fibres that can be traced, abide by with accurate reporting standards and give positive environmental and social results, and whose environmental impact can be calculated using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

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