As a result of growing demand of sustainable fashion products from global consumers, brands and retailers, a new fiber made by recycling acrylic waste has been developed. Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd., Bangkok/Thailand, part of Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai/India, has launched the recycled acrylic fiber, branded Regel. The new fiber has already received the Global Recycled Standards (GRS) certification.
Regel fiber is composed of 50% recycled waste and 50% virgin polymer, with potential to go even higher on the recycled component. Waste accumulation and its management is one of the key sustainability challenges of the industry and therefore recycling pre-consumer, post-consumer and in-process waste to make new products is one of the most preferred and prevalent ways to reduce the environment impact.