BANGKOK — November 18, 2021 — Radianza™ fiber, the flagship acrylic fiber brand of Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (Aditya Birla Group), is now “bluesign® APPROVED” – making it the first and only acrylic fiber to get this certification, according to the company. This bluesign APPROVED certification is another feather in the cap for Radianza, which is now the only acrylic fiber which has Higgs MSI scores, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study and digital tracking & tracing facility.
The gel-dyeing technology behind Radianza is the key driver for its superior sustainability performance. Water pollution and water consumption are two of the biggest environmental problems facing the fashion industry and conventional dyeing processes contribute immensely towards these two problems. In gel-dyeing, the dye is absorbed in the fiber within 4-5 seconds with close to zero discharge of unused dye and minimum requirement of water. The LCA study as well as the MSI scores show significant reduction of environmental impact while using Radianza fiber in place of conventional acrylic fiber and processes.
bluesign APPROVED articles go through a rigorous certification process by Bluesign Technologies ag — the organization behind the certification — and it certifies that these articles are produced in a resource conserving way with a minimum impact on people and the environment. “We are very proud of getting the bluesign APPROVED certification for Radianza fiber. It gives even more assurance to both our direct and downstream customers of a sustainability index of their products made with Radianza fiber. It also shows our commitment to not only come up with more and more sustainable products for the industry, but also the length at which we will go to ensure that our customers can safely claim the better environmental impact of their products,” said Thomas Varghese, Business Head – Textiles – Aditya Birla Group.
Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd., is also the only acrylic fiber company to be a bluesign SYSTEM PARTNER.
Posted November 18, 2021
Source: Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (Aditya Birla Group)