Eastman, Renewcell Partner On Naia™ Renew ES Yarns

Eastman, Kingsport, Tenn., and Sweden-based Renewcell have signed a letter of intent to develop Naia™ Renew ES yarns sourced from Renewcell’s Circulose® 100-percent recycled raw material. Circulose is a dissolving pulp made using 100-percent textile waste such as worn out clothing and production scraps. Naia Renew is a blend of 60-percent sustainably sourced wood pulp and 40-percent certified recycled waste plastics.

“Eastman considering Circulose as a feedstock in the production of a premium yarn like Naia Renew reflects very well on the Renewcell team’s ability to work with partners to adjust and optimize our product for new fiber applications,” said Renewcell CEO Patrik Lundström.

November/December 2022