Eastman launches Naia Renew staple fiber

Naia Renew cellulosic staple fiber from Eastman is sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics. It can be blended with eco-friendly materials such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester to produce sustainable fabrics and garments.

Naia Renew staple fiber is produced with a low carbon footprint in a closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. The wood pulp is sourced from certified forests and the recycled plastics feedstock is generated via Eastman’s carbon renewal technology (CRT). CRT is an integrated molecular recycling technology that breaks down waste plastics, such as post-consumer carpet fiber and plastic packaging materials, into basic molecular building blocks for the manufacture of new products including fibers.