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11th November 2019, Cannes

Roica smart stretch yarns at MarediModa

Smart lace by Iluna Group. © Roica by Asahi Kasei

Smart lace by Iluna Group. © Roica by Asahi Kasei

Visitors could discover the latest collections of Asahi Kasei’s premium partners that are designed to revolutionise the premium stretch market during the MarediModa exhibition in Cannes last week. The companies included Eusebio, Iluna Group, Maglificio Ripa, MG2, Payen,Penn Textile Solutions GmbH, Penn Italia, Piave Maitex, Sofileta and Tessitura Colombo Antonio.

“Our Roica provides outstanding stretch performances for high-competition sportswear; its power control and durable resistance adds quality to swimwear while its high-tech imprint empowers underwear and lingerie. Our Roica Eco-Smart family has been engineered to protect both the skin and the environment. Because sustainability must be a commitment all year round,” said Shinichiro Haga, Senior Executive Manager of Roica Division, a company owned by global material innovator Asahi Kasei.

The new collection comprises two responsibly made yarns. Made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content, the Roica EF comes with the Global Recycled Standard - GRS - certification by the influential Textile Exchange, one of the most known and recognised global players in the market.

As proved by Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification, the Roica V550 was engineered to smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances in the testing environment at its end-of-life. The yarn is said to offer additional and relevant 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.

“Thanks to such responsible properties, Roica Eco-Smart family allows producers to become an integrant and proactive part of the innovation process without renouncing to high-performative features,” the company reports.


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