Unifi Asia Pacific and Kipas Textiles have entered into a partnership to supply Repreve staple fibers in Turkey. Repreve staple fibers will be available from Kipas in a variety of specifications, including raw white and dope-dyed, as well as a range of deniers and staple lengths. Repreve will go to fabric mills, brand and retail partners in Turkey, a key supplier of fabric and finished goods to the US and the European market—notably in denim.
Repreve polyester staple fiber is used in blends and 100 per cent polyester constructions and can be coupled with performance technologies for enhanced functionality. Kipas’ production facilities allow for advanced blending and spinning capabilities, including ring, open-end, siro compact, core spun and air jet.
US-based Unifi manufactures synthetic and recycled performance fibers. In addition to Repreve, the company’s primary product is the Profiber brand of virgin polyester and nylon performance fibers. Both Profiber and Repreve yarns can be embedded with a combination of innovative Tru-technology performance benefits such as moisture management, thermal regulation, cooling, UV protection, water resistance, enhanced softness and cushioning.
Kipas Textiles has 25 factories with more than 10,000 employees. The company maintains a focus on sustainability, which besides using recycled fibers like Repreve, includes using recycled paper in paper production and emphasizing geothermal energy.