The Hygiene Fibers Group of Indorama Ventures (IVL) will present an all-inclusive range of recycled and biodegradable solutions for hygiene fiber and nonwoven applications at INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 19-22.
The Hygiene Fibers Group is one of three business segments that make up Indorama Ventures, across the six brands and companies that make up Hygiene Fibers Group – Auriga, Avgol, FiberVisions, Indorama Asia, Trevira and Wellman International.
At INDEX, the Hygiene Fibers Group will launch CiCLO, a textile technology that allows polyester and other synthetic materials to biodegrade like natural materials do in wastewater treatment plant sludge, sea water and landfill conditions, reducing synthetic microfiber pollution generated during washing, and minimizing plastic accumulation in landfills caused by discarded textiles.
As a global leader in PET recycling, IVL is committed to the delivery of a circular economy and also recognizes that alternative sustainable technologies, such as CiCLO textile technology, provide valuable alternative solutions when recycling may not be possible.
In line with the company’s commitment to support customers with high performance products, while also reducing the impact on the environment, several of the Hygiene Fibers brands, including Wellman International, Trevira GMBH and Auriga, have been working closely over the last 12 months on CiCLO technology. Developments have focused on PET and rPET staple fiber and filament sustainable solutions for applications where recycling is particularly challenging, such as Hygiene, Home Textiles and Automotive applications.
Strengthening the profile of biodegradable offerings within the Hygiene Fibers Group’s sustainability portfolio, Trevira will introduce a new range of bicomponent fibers based on PLA and PBS (polybutylene succinate) at the INDEX show. Both biopolymers offer an exceptional technological opportunity in terms of environmental care and sustainability, while delivering optimum performance. Equally to PLA, PBS is recyclable and up to 100% biodegradable under industrial conditions.
Efforts towards supporting customers to achieve circular objectives are a priority within the Hygiene Fibers Group. This is reflected in the recycled fibers expertise deployed across the segment. Four Hygiene Fibers Group brands, IVL Asia, Auriga, Trevira and Wellman International offer an extensive range of 100% recycled, accredited PET fibers, across a multitude of fiber and nonwovens applications.
Wellman International, as pioneers in recycling technologies for over 50 years, has broadened the range of PET that can be processed into other PET applications towards achieving a circular economy. The segment’s rPET product portfolio is represented under the Deja brand platform, differentiated in the market by a performance-led suite of sustainable solutions that helps customers to achieve their sustainability targets, while also responding to end-consumers’ demand for transparency and environmental responsibility.