Haelixa, a DNA traceability solution, and Rieter, a leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning, have joined forces to offer an innovative concept of marking fibers during yarn production. The solution addresses the increasing demand for reliable traceability data. It provides forensic evidence of the origin of textile materials, which is becoming increasingly important given the growing demand for organic or recycled raw materials.
Haelixa GmbH, Kemptthal/Switzerland, offers a traceability solution based on a patented DNA technology for full textile supply chain transparency from source to retail. The company develops a unique marker that is applied directly to the fiber, which allows the identification of either a brand, a supplier, a production lot, or a producer. The marker is harmless for humans and the environment, Oeko-Tex 100 compliant, and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified, yet strong enough to withstand all industrial processing. The test to verify the origin or authenticity of the material can be completed with the garment or any intermediate product.
Combining the expertise of Rieter AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, in processing short-staple fibers with Haelixa’s solution will create more transparent and resilient supply chains with a solution that seamlessly integrates into existing equipment.
Haelixa and Rieter have already completed joint in-house testing and validation, resulting in the launch of an automated application of the marker in Rieter spinning systems in liquid form.
»Traceability creates added value as it enables trust and credibility by providing reliable product information.«