Hyosung Elevates Innovation In Bespoke Sustainable Textile Solutions

SEOUL, South Korea — September 25, 2023 — Furthering its commitment to continuous innovation and providing sustainable solutions for diverse needs across the value chain, Hyosung will introduce a unique offering of certified sustainable materials, which it will present at Performance Days Munich, Kingpins Amsterdam, and Functional Fabric Fair Portland this fall.

Creating a more powerful, traceable sustainable story, Hyosung is expanding its creora® Bio-Based spandex offering to include various options for the yarn to be made with a higher content of renewable resources. Hyosung was the first company to commercially introduce USDA and SGS-certified creora Bio-Based spandex made with 30-percent renewable resources in 2021, which has been successfully adopted by leading global brands. According to an independent 3rd party LCA, the manufacture of 1kg creora Bio-Based spandex reduces its carbon footprint by 20-percent as compared to the production 1kg of conventional spandex.

“We are very excited to follow the success of our creora® Bio-Based spandex with a second phase of third-party certified fibres made with a higher content of renewable resources to meet consumer demand for traceable, bio-based products,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung Global marketing director – Textiles. “Customers will now have the opportunity to select the option that meets their needs.”

At Performance Days and Functional Fabric Fair, Hyosung will also present new innovations in its GRS-certified, 100% post-consumer recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets. The company recently collaborated with Dimension-Polyant, the world’s largest sailcloth producer and manufacturer of durable X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, who has adopted the fibre in the construction of its best-selling X-Pac VX21 Black – a four-layer laminate that’s rugged, flexible, and waterproof.

“We are proud Dimension-Polyant, a company who shares our passion for the ocean, has selected our 100-percent recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets in its X-Pac laminate collection,” said Roman Park, Hyosung Performance leader – Nylon and Polyester. “I believe that collaboration along the supply chain is how great products are created and we are thrilled that Dimension-Polyant has joined our growing number of valued partners who’ve adopted our specialty fibers.”

At Kingpins Amsterdam, a trade show devoted to the denim community, Hyosung will present new innovations with its creora 3D Max spandex — for denim you want to live in.  Hyosung’s creora 3D Max spandex delivers high-performance stretch and recovery with a very small portion of spandex content uniquely allowing the garment to be recycled.

Anticipating denim brand needs, Hyosung has added the following creora 3D Max spandex offerings to include sustainable and functional version of the fibre that matches the same performance and recyclability benefits as conventional creora 3D Max spandex.  They include USDA and SGS-certified creora® Bio-Based 3D Max spandex, RCS certified, 100-percent recycled creora regen 3D Max spandex made from industrial waste, and creora Easy 3D Max spandex that provides soft power, excellent stretch and is recyclable.

“As a complete sustainable textile solutions provider, we are proud of our ability to continually innovate and offer materials that support our customers’ sustainability needs,” Whitmarsh-Knight said.

To help product developers and designers conceive garments made with its innovative yarns, Hyosung will present a broad assortment of multi-function fabrics and concept garments developed by its Fashion Design Center (FDC) at each show.

Posted: September 25, 2023

Source: Hyosung