Unifi's Repreve 100% Recycled yarn Now Available in Nylon
Textile News Article Posted July 16, 2008
Unifi has partnered with Burlington Worldwide, a division of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) and United Knitting in the development of new woven and knit fabrics using Repreve nylon. ITG will feature Repreve nylon under the GENERATIONS Collection, targeting technical sportswear. United Knitting will introduce Repreve nylon in a series of new eco-friendly knit fabrics for activewear.
Our partnership with Unifi will allow ITG to offer eco-friendly, high- performance fabrics that exceed our customers' performance expectations," said Dale Arnold, executive vice president for ITG. Unifi is the leader in synthetic yarn development in the U.S. and our partnership will allow us to transfer products and technology globally.
United Knitting is committed to growing our line
of sustainable products, said Jerry Miller,
president and COO for United Knitting. Repreve
nylon will allow us to further expand our
environmental product offering to satisfy our
customers needs in providing innovative fabrics
with recycled content.
Repreve has been a product of evolution for
Unifi and the introduction of Repreve nylon
further represents our commitment in offering
sustainable textile solutions, said Roger
Berrier, executive vice president for Unifi.
United Knitting and ITG have been great
development partners and we are excited to
commercialize this new product with them.
The production of the Repreve offsets the need to produce virgin polyester and nylon, conserving petroleum based resources. On average, current annual production of Repreve is estimated to conserve the equivalent of 6 million gallons of gasoline.
Please visit Unifi at booth 62021 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, being held August 8-11, 2008 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Or to learn more about Repreve , visit the new website www.repreve.com.
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 , A.M.Y. , Mynx UV, Repreve , Reflexx , MicroVista and Satura . 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.
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