Miami-based Finotex USA Corp. — a producer and supplier of printed labels and heat-transfer and
digital thermal printing solutions — has partnered with multifilament polyester and nylon textured
yarns producer Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., to debut Green World™ recycled polyester labels made
from Unifi’s Repreve® yarn. The labels are produced from recycled materials such as post-industrial
fiber waste and post-consumer plastics and are available in a 50-percent or 100-percent recycled
option. Because the labels are made from Repreve yarn, they may be tested and certified using the U
Trust™ verification program through Unifi’s Fiberprint™ technology.
According to Finotex, production of 1 million GreenWorld 100-percent recycled polyester
labels saves 31,065,500 British thermal units (BTUs) of energy and eliminates 690 pounds of solid
waste, compared with production of polyester labels from unrecycled material.
Green World labels can be woven as satin, taffeta or twill in widths from 8 millimeters (mm)
to 50 mm. The labels also are available as printed labels and tapes, dyed color tapes and jacquard
April 27, 2010