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ICI Pakistan partners with FibreTrace on rPET fiber traceability

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-03-25 06:12:10 – Pakistan

FibreTrace, a global textile traceability technology company, has teamed up with ICI Pakistan Ltd, a polyester specialist, on Terylene Clean, which is being billed as Pakistan's "first" traceable 100% rPET fiber.

The advent of Terylene Clean, a traceable and sustainable 100 percent rPET polyester fiber, according to ICI Pakistan, heralds a new era of transparency and traceability. The company also claims that it establishes a precedent for the rPET fiber market in terms of verifying the transparency of its fibers.

Nauman Shahid Afzal, vice president of polyester business at ICI Pakistan Ltd, said that ICI Pakistan Limited has teamed with FibreTrace to provide the rPET fiber sector with much-needed transparency. You can now monitor sustainability from source to store with Terylene Clean to ensure brands are getting what they paid for.

Terylene Clean, made from post-consumer PET waste, will use FibreTrace's patented tracer technology to detect and verify the presence of rPET fibers at every stage of the value chain.

A patented luminous pigment is placed in raw fibers (or optionally at yarn spinning) and is traced, validated, and audited in real-time at each step of the global textile supply chain. This is accomplished using a FibreTrace Bluetooth Scanner, which identifies and quantifies pigments in fiber, yarn, fabric, and completed goods before sending encrypted data to a secure blockchain and software that was specifically designed and engineered for the textile and apparel supply chain. 

Real-time data and findings are stored on the FibreTrace platform, which can be accessed securely from any internet-connected device. FibreTrace's aim, according to the company, is to ensure that every member of the textile supply chain can take direct responsibility for reducing the worldwide industry's environmental effect. As a result, it intends to provide consumers with the option of following and purchasing from a transparent and sustainable supply chain.

For the world's largest sustainable textile brands, Terylene Clean provides GRS, OEKO-TEX, and Ecoflower certified circular solutions. Terylene Clean has recycled over 250 million PET bottles and saved carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 200,000 trees to date.

ICI Pakistan claims that by May 2022, it will have increased production capacity, bringing the total number of recycled PET bottles to 1.2 billion per year.

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