SEOUL — July 26, 2022 — Hyosung has received eco-product certification from Standard Global Services (SGS) guaranteeing that creora® biobased spandex is made with plant-based materials and is produced in a harmless and eco-friendly environment. SGS, a leading inspection and verification company, is recognized world-wide for providing an international standard for quality and reliability.
Hyosung’s creora biobased spandex is made by replacing 30 percent of petroleum-based resources with biobased raw materials derived from industrial field corn, which is also called dent corn. According to a recent third-party life cycle assessment (LCA), the manufacture of creora biobased spandex reduces its carbon footprint by 23 percent as compared to the production of regular spandex.
Additionally, the sustainably grown feed-stock used to make the fiber is responsibly grown by farmers who target and measure their efforts to protect the land, air and water.
“Brands are looking to develop deeper connections and trust with consumers concerned with how products they love impact the environment,” said Mike Simko, Hyosung Global Marketing director, Textiles. “As a sustainable textile solution provider, it was very important for us to certify and document creora® bio-based spandex so that our brand partners are able to pass along this verification and sustain consumer loyalty.”
While ideally used with other bioderived natural fibers and bio-derived synthetics, creora bio-based spandex is suitable for all textile applications used for sportswear, ready to wear, and loungewear. It provides the same ultra-stretch quality and recovery as Hyosung’s creora Powerfit spandex.
According to Simko, Hyosung is planning on introducing creora biobased spandex made with 100-percent bio-derived content in the future.
Posted: July 26, 2022