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HeiQ creates sustainable
nylon substitute
T
he Swiss-based HeiQ textile company has introduced
a high-performance cellulose yarn based on a new
fiber derived from carbon negative materials.
The fiber, called AeoniQ, is made of cellulose
biopolymer, which can be sourced from a range of
natural materials like algae, bacteria or coffee grounds-
resources that don't require fossil fuels and use just a
fraction of the water needed by conventional processing.
AeoniQ yarn is made of cellulosic biopolymers that bind
carbon from the atmosphere while generating oxygen.
With further development, AeoniQ could potentially replace
many of the synthetic filament yarns that make up more
than 60 percent of global annual textile output. Further,
when compared to conventional cellulosic products,
AeoniQ yarns do not draw on arable land, pesticides or fertilizer in their production.
HeiQ's challenge will be to grow to where it can compete with synthetic rivals. It is inviting a maximum of
HeiQ AeoniQ cellulosic yarn is made from climate positive
raw materials and has the potential to be recycled
repeatedly. Photo: HeiQ.
20 sustainability-driven brand partners to be the first to market with products made of this game-changing
yarn. HeiQ announced in October that the LYCRA Co. has signed on as the first development partner. LYCRA's
agreement gives it exclusivity for AeoniQ yarn that can be used in its stretchable fabrics.
The first HeiQ AeoniQ yarns from the pilot production plant will be delivered in the second quarter of 2022.
Nextil Group unifies production in Spain
N
Nextil headquarters in El
Masnou, Spain, has unified
production in two of its Spanish
facilities. Photo: Nextil.
extil Group, one of the largest groups in the European textile industry, has
combined its Dogi and Ritex production facilities in El Masnou, Barcelona. The
two companies will become one large textile production plant. The combined
operation will be known as NEFE (Nextil Elastic Fabrics Europe), where elastic fabric
will continue to be manufactured.
The move is part of a commercial reorganization, which now operates by product
units (Luxury, Sport, Swimwear, Intimate Apparel and Medical Fabrics) instead of
depending on each production center.
The new approach will enable customers to arrange different services (fabric, garment,
sustainable dyeing) through a single point of contact, which facilitates cross-selling.
" We have different research projects with several European universities and technology
companies that will soon come to light, " noted Nextil CEO Manuel Martos. These projects
focus on innovation and sustainability to create highly technical and specialized fabrics, as
well as cutting-edge machinery to optimize and reduce energy and resource consumption
during textile production.
The combined Spanish facilities bring other advantages, such as simplified financial
transactions, consistent technological and administrative licensing, and greater
negotiation capabilities with suppliers thanks to increased purchasing volume and
economies of scale.
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