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Fulgar adds traceability to its portfolio

Fulgar has developed a technological upgrade to make its Q-Nova eco-yarn made from regenerated fibres totally traceable.

12th June 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Castel Goffredo

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear, Swimwear/​Beachwear

Fulgar has developed a technological upgrade to its Q-Nova eco-yarn. © Fulgar

Fulgar, an Italian leading specialist in the production of man-made yarns, has for many years been committed to research, innovation and sustainability, and now adds traceability to the portfolio of key assets in its offer.

Q-Nova, an eco-friendly fibre by Fulgar that makes the company’s production processes more sustainable because it is obtained exclusively from regenerated raw materials using a mechanical rather than chemical process, is becoming traceable. A special ingredient in the polyamide, the innovative traceability system called ID (Identity) developed by Fulgar, makes it possible to verify the authenticity of the yarn’s recycled origins, the company explains.

The ID system now means it is possible for third party organisations like consumer associations and government ministries to make these investigations. A further evolution of ID is currently being developed – in a few years a special scanner and garment labelling system will enable consumers to identify the yarn’s eco origins directly at the sales point. 

“We’re proud to make a contribution to research in a field that’s so important to all of us – traceability,” commented Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager of Fulgar. “Consumers are faced with frequent declarations attesting to the provenance and origins of textile fibres, but they are hard to verify. Now it will be possible to put our ideas into practice. Our ID system shows that traceability is a serious matter and means the entire supply chain must take on the responsibility”.

The innovative yarn also obtained a series of green certifications, including the Global Recycled Standard and Ecolabel EU. It is also now entered on the Higg Index, an index assessing the environmental impact of a garment’s entire life cycle, developed by the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition).

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