The water footprint of synthetic fibers is way lower than that of cotton, wool or viscose products.
Some companies in the manmade fiber industry are fully committed to the constant monitoring and control of water resource consumption in their various processes, as well as bringing to the market yarn dyed by the solution dyeing process, which requires less water and energy compared to traditional yarn dyeing or piece dyeing.
In solution dyeing, the color is added upstream in the extrusion phase, and is thus incorporated into the polymer matrix. In this way, the environmental sustainability of the products offered to customers is enhanced during production. This production chain can really be made sustainable through cooperation among all the players involved.
Solution dyed yarns have a lower environmental impact than traditional yarn dyed yarns. Solution dyed yarns offer a number of further advantages, which include color and additives incorporated into the fiber, high light color fastness, high color consistency, and lower oligomer release.
Together with some of their customers in the polyester fiber area, these companies have projects in progress that reflect their determination to be an environmentally aware player in the production value chain: solution-dyed yarns manufactured from recycled polymer combining technical and environmental performance.