SPONSORED CONTENT - The global textile industry is taking significant strides towards sustainability, with a growing number of manufacturers embracing eco-friendly practices to reduce their environmental footprint. As a part of this global movement, the Taiwan textile industry is proud to announce its commitment to sustainable textile manufacturing.
Sustainability has become a core focus, driven by the growing awareness of the impact that the textile industry has on the environment. Through innovative practices and responsible sourcing, there are Taiwan manufacturers dedicated to making a positive change in the industry. The following Taiwanese textile manufacturers showcase innovative sustainable products.
Honmyue: Presenting new sustainable outdoor mesh fabrics from discarded windshields, and mono-material polyester fully recyclable fabrics. The collection of recycled PVB material is collected from post-consumer recycled windshields of discarded vehicles and pre-consumer recycled scrap from safety glass factories. PVB has excellent weather resistance, making it the perfect alternative to PVC. Recycled PVB is coated with polyester core yarn to ensure dimensional stability. These fabrics are PVC-free and comply with the EU REACH regulation. The collection of mono-material polyester is the reclaimed fibres are derived from post-industrial textile waste and post-consumer recycled PET dope-dyed yarn, avoiding the dyeing process to effectively reduce wastewater and energy consumption. With the PET-coating creates a mono-material, making products easier to refurbish or recycle and aligning with the principles of a circular economy.
Singtex: Presenting the concept of Null encompasses net zero carbon emissions and zero waste. A circular economy that supports textiles to textiles recycling is essential. SINGTEX® REFITTM is a textile-to-textile recycling program that targets end-of-life 100% polyester garments. Through a depolymerization process, SINGTEX® REFITTM gives old clothes a new life. Design it right the first time, is the backbone of sustainability. Explore ONE series products including ONESHELLTM and ONELASTEXTM. ONE products are mono-material, allowing for easier end of life recycling. High-performance fabrics do not require a complicated mix of materials. Simple is beautiful, simple to the core means easier recycling.
SunnyTex: Solapel™ is PFC-free durable water repellent technology. It can maintain 70% efficiency even after 120 washes, equivalent to 24 hours of continuous washing. Solapel™ minimises the contamination of chemicals into the environment by maintaining most DWR chemicals on the textile after laundering. Solapel™ is an excellent water repellent collection because it can provide a high contact angle and surface tension for a fabric’s surface. Solapel™’s water repellency performs effectively even after 120 times washing, which equals 24 hours of continuous laundering.
Tiong Liong: ARIAPRENE® environmentally friendly recycled composite material is a breakthrough achievement for Tiong Liong. During the production of ARIAPRENE®, a significant amount of production waste is generated. Through years of research and testing, successfully recycles and repurposes these materials, extending the product’s lifecycle and achieving resource reuse. ARIAPRENE® can be self-recycled, not only excels in performance but also complies with the EU’s REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) regulations, remaining free of the 200 restricted harmful substances listed in the regulations. It is hypoallergenic and meets the demands of modern consumers for environmentally friendly products. It can be combined with other functional textiles, such as water repellency, breathability, and moisture-wicking, to meet the diverse functional needs of brand customers.
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