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Roica infuses eco-smart technology at Eurobike

Eurobike, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry, included Roica smart innovations into the race.

9th September 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Friedrichshafen

Sports/​Activewear, Collections

Roica partners presented their own well-constructed fabric collections. © Asahi KaseiEurobike, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry that took place last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, included Roica smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers discovered Roica premium stretch by Asahi Kasei that has been developed to provide comfort and movement as it energises.

“Spearheading the premium stretch market, Roica partners’ materials elevate new standards for high-tech performance that can enhance cycling products to compete responsibly. Roica partners excite you as they show a fantastic range of stretch essentials for cycling clothing, gear, and apparel that offer solid performance perks,” the company reports.

Roica Eco-Smart family

The Roica Eco-Smart family offers two responsible made yarns with outstanding stretch performances that give free rein to designers’ creativity and guarantees the highest quality while complying to the most-cutting edge sustainable standards. The Roica EF – GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified – is made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content.

The Roica V550 breaks down without releasing harmful substance under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team, and produced in Roica German plant only, the yarn offers additional circular economy advantages linked to material health, as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle.

Partner collections

Roica partners presented their own well-constructed fabric collections featuring Roica innovations. M.I.T.I. from Italy partnered with Roica since the very beginning, for the development of innovative stretch warp knitted fabrics for high performance sports. Payen – ESF from France is committed to developing durable performant solutions with Roica Resistance range of high-tech protection stretch functions.

Piave Maitex from Italy presented Again, a new smart and technically advanced line of highly performing jerseys balancing performances and sustainable features. Two premium sustainable ingredients include premium stretch fibre Roica EF and perPETual sustainable polyester.

Sitip from Italy creates high-tech innovative sports fabrics, including BeHot fabric constructed with Roica. Finally, Sportwear Argentona, based in Spain, creates optimal performance sports fabrics with specialised structures for all facets of sports.

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