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Hyosung launches eco-friendly stretch fibers


Hyosung has launched a new range of eco-friendly stretch fibers. The first of these is the creora® bio-based spandex that replaces petroleum with corn. Besides eliminating fossil fuels from the process, the corn pulls carbon dioxide from the air as it grows. When paired with cotton, creora bio-based spandex enables brands to tell a plant-based sustainability narrative.

Hyosung has also launched the creora regen spandex made with 100 per cent reclaimed waste. The spandex has been made from fully recycled inputs rather than just including them as a portion of the raw materials. It can be used in categories such as swimwear or activewear.

Another of Hyosung’s launch includes creora eco-soft spandex. This material can be heat set at a temperature that is about 20 degrees Celsius lower than conventional processes. In addition to the energy savings, the spandex allows for a softer handfeel.

The company has also launched Creora Black, a dope dyed spandex yarn in black, allowing mills to reduce their water usage by pairing it with a black dope dyed Tencel or polyester.

Its last invention Hyosung 3D Max is 100 percent spandex in its core that removes the polyester and allows mills to put less of the stretch component into the denim. Besides, solving for quality issues, the spandex also offers budgetary benefits.