Poole Co., Greenville, now offers the EcoSure® Full-Circle Program to take back any item made
100-percent using its EcoSure 100-percent post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate staple
fiber and recycle it again into new fiber. The program is targeted to textile distributors and
The process can be repeated over and over, theoretically keeping the materials out of
landfills forever. EcoSure’s recycled fiber content has been certified under Emeryville,
Calif.-based Scientific Certification Systems’ SCS Recycled Content Certification Program.
In other news, Poole Co. reports its ComFortrel by Poole engineered copolymer polyester fiber
offers performance equal to or exceeding that of the original ComFortrel fiber previously offered
by Wellman Inc., which has gone out of business.
The new fiber can be dyed atmospherically at 212°F, potentially with reduced chemical usage.
Features include durability; easy care; good shape retention; fast-drying properties; shrink, fade
and wrinkle resistance; soft hand; and low pilling properties. Potential markets include
activewear, childrenswear, sportswear and hosiery.