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Eastman increases Naia fibre capacity

Naia is responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations.

26th May 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Barcelona, Spain

Knitted Outerwear

Eastman is increasing its capacity to produce Naia cellulosic filament yarns at its plant Barcelona, by 30% by mid-2021, and by more than 50% by the end of 2022.

Naia is responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations. Eastman holds FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certification, and all suppliers also hold internationally recognised forestry certifications. The yarns are produced in a safe, closed-loop process in which solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. It is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Product Class I certified and made with no hazardous chemicals listed on the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.

Key benefits of fabrics based made with Naia are dimensional stability, odour management, easy stain removal and pill resistance, along with natural breathability and quick drying properties.

“The growing importance of sustainability and circularity are accelerating the adoption of sustainable fibres,” said Burt A. Capel, Eastman vice president and general manager of fibres. “As a result, Naia cellulosic filament yarn is gaining a lot of traction among our customers,”

“Our vision is to make sustainable fashion accessible to all, and we have a very committed team at our Barcelona site actively working to bring this expansion onstream as soon as possible to serve our customers across the globe.”

The expansion will support new brand adoptions of Naia in womenswear fashion.

www.eastman.com

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