Eastman expands Naia cellulosic staple fiber product portfolio

February 9, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Eastman, the maker of Naia cellulosic filament yarn, which is responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations, has expanded its Naia fiber portfolio. Naia blends well with other eco-friendly materials, such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester, according to Eastman.

Produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse, Naia is made through optimized, low-impact manufacturing, according to Eastman. Naia has a low tree-to-fiber environmental footprint and a third-party-reviewed life-cycle assessment compliant with ISO 14044. Naia is also certified as biodegradable in freshwater and soil environments and is compostable in industrial settings, having received the “OK biodegradable” and “OK compost” conformity marks from TÜV AUSTRIA. Most recently, Naia staple fiber received the “OK compost” certification for home settings.

Eastman will be working with several best-in-class spinners worldwide to create Naia™ staple fiber, including Karacasu Tekstil in Turkey, Shandong Long Run Textile and Dezhou Huayuan Eco-Technology on Mainland China, Pratibha Syntex and RSWM Ltd. in India and Linz Textil in Austria. These industry-leading spinners blend Naia™ staple fiber with other sustainable fibers to meet the needs of manufacturers across the globe.

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