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Regel now available with 75% recycled content

Significant improvement on previous version of acrylic fibre that had 50% recycled content.

11th May 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Thailand

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

Aditya Birla Group company, Thai Acrylic Fibre (TAF) has recently launched a new variant of its Regel fibre which contains 75% recycled content. Regel fibre was launched last year with 50% recycled content, and is the only GRS certified acrylic fibre in the world, according to the company.

Regel is a recycled acrylic fibre that offers a sustainable solution to the textile industry’s waste management challenges through an authentic and intimate chemical recycling process that delivers warmth, comfort and vibrant shades.

The fibre has received GRS certification and is bluesign Approved, ensuring that it meets stringent environmental and safety standards. A life cycle assessment (LCA) has revealed that garments made with Regel fibre have a significantly lower environmental impact that those made with virgin acrylic fibre.

“We have been committed to sustainability and constantly researching new ways to reduce textile waste and our environmental impact to a bare minimum. Regel is one of our sustainable and innovative products that demonstrates this commitment. Our efforts are further enhanced with the launch of Regel fibre with 75% recycled content, which is a significant improvement from the previous version that had 50% recycled content. This step unlocks the potential of Regel even further, showing our commitment to continuously improve our sustainable practices,” says Shesh Gupta, Unit Head, TAF.

“Using recycled materials is a key aspect of sustainability, and products are made from recycled materials are becoming popular among consumers. By increasing the recycled content of Regel from 50% to 75% will help meet consumers’ demands and provide them with sustainable options. Additionally, with higher recycled content in Regel will also allow manufacturers to create sustainable blends without compromising on quality or performance,” says Tuhin Kulshreshtha, Head of Marketing, TAF.

Regel with 75% recycled content is available in staple fibre type, and other types like tow and tops will be launched in due course of time.

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