Swiss traceability company, Haelixa and Damteks Textiles have announced a partnership to mark and trace recycled acrylic fiber. Customers can place orders for recycled yarn from Damteks that already has the distinctive Haelixa DNA attached.
The Haelixa solution consists of DNA markers that have been dissolved in liquid and sprayed in a fine mist onto fibers. After spraying, spot checks are carried out to look for DNA and identify the product. The test is based on PCR technology, which has forensic validity and is 100% reliable.
In the previous year, blended yarn's demand increased, according to Damteks. Most frequently, a blend of 70% standard fiber and 30% recycled fiber is requested. Damteks actively looked for a solution because brands are seeking for ways to be more sustainable. To verify the recycled acrylic in the mixture, they are giving yarn with Haelixa DNA.
To begin the relationship that will last through 2023, their team traveled to Istanbul's Damteks recycling facility. The DNA is sprayed on the recycled fibers before spinning as part of the traceability scheme created for them.
Haelixa provides producers with a customized device to spray the DNA liquid over the fibers when they don't already have built-in moisturizing systems. This special sprayer was designed to complem4ent the client's mechanical processing.
İsmail Cem Atalay, Board Member of Damteks, said that taking pride in its meticulous selection of ecologically friendly solutions for its production processes, Damteks is a family-owned company. For further legitimacy and dependability, Damteks decided to have their products Marked and Traced by Haelixa" in addition to the certifications they already hold, such as GRS, RCS, GOTS, and OCS. As a manufacturer, they feel the obligation to give sustainability solutions to their clients. Their partnership with Haelixa allows them to assure that they are giving the greatest product while taking into account the future of the planet.
Dr. Michela Puddu, CEO and co-founder of Haelixa, said that the textile sector is reacting to the needs of consumers and regulators for more transparency and credibility when it comes to eco-friendly materials. Haelixa solutions enables Damteks to give to companies traceable items that reveal their recycled origins.
Damteks intends to provide brands with marked and traced by Haelixa yarn in a variety of colors.
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