Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) and Yihua Unifi Fibre Industry Company will
officially introduce Repreve
, the first recycled polyester yarn to achieve
third party certification for 100% recycled content, to the Chinese market
at the 2007 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show.
recycled yarns have been independently certified by Scientific
Certification Systems, (SCS), a leading third-party auditor, certifier and
standards developer, that is considered to be the gold standard for
environmental content and practices. The SCS certification provides
independent verification that recycled content claims are accurate and
family of recycled yarns is created from both post and
pre-consumer waste, thus reducing energy consumption and conserving
petroleum resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin polyester. The
production of Repreve
eliminates six steps required to produce the raw
materials for polyester, conserving approximately 135,000 BTU's of energy
per kilo. This is equivalent to 4.17 liters of petrol.
The launch of the
product into the Chinese market enhances our ability to supply
brands and retailers globally,
says Roger Berrier, executive vice president
of sales, marketing and Asian operations for Unifi.
Our global supply
network will maintain first quality standards and consistency across
continents, thus providing international customers with solutions for split
or balanced sourcing strategies.
Additionally, this launch represents
Yihua Unifi's commitment to environmental sustainability,
said Hongjun Ning,
senior sales and marketing manager for Yihua Unifi.
support our domestic Chinese partners initiatives to provide environmentally
To satisfy this growing demand for value-added yarns, Repreve
available as part of Unifi's aio
(all-in-one performance) yarn family, as
. Unifi can permanently engineer the benefits of Sorbtek
moisture management and/or Reflexx
performance stretch within Repreve
resulting in a 100% recycled yarn with permanent performance.
Please visit Yihua Unifi at booth W1D02-04 in Hall 1 for additional
information on Repreve
and how you can make an environmental difference.
The Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show will be held October 29
November 1, 2007 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai,
About Yihua Unifi: Yihua Unifi Fibre Industry Company Limited is a joint
venture between Unifi Asia Holdings, SRL, a Unifi, Inc. subsidiary, and
Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd. (
). The joint venture focuses
on the production of higher margin specialty yarns for the China market.
YCFC's parent company, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec),
is an integrated energy and chemical company headquartered in Beijing,
China. Sinopec is also the largest petrochemical producer and distributor in
China. Sinopec's major chemical products include intermediate
petrochemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic rubber, chemical fertilizers,
synthetic fibers and its monomers and polymers.
About Unifi: Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and
processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related
raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances
consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of
branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic
advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: aio
all-in-one performance yarns, Sorbtek
. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily
found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as
industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more
information about Unifi, visit http://www.unifi.com.
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