HeiQ launched HeiQ AeoniQ, a cellulose yarn based on a fiber derived from carbon-negative materials. The fiber is made from third generation cellulose biopolymers that, during growth, bind carbon from the atmosphere while generating oxygen. HeiQ AeoniQ yarns do not draw on arable land, pesticides or fertilizer in their production and can be recycled repeatedly while maintaining consistent fiber quality. The manufacturing process is expected to consume 99% less water than cotton yarns.
HeiQ AeoniQ is suitable for applications that traditionally use polyester, nylon and conventional regenerated cellulose yarns. Delivery of the first HeiQ AeoniQ yarns from the pilot production plant is expected in Q2 2022.