Sateri’s Lyocell facility in Rizhao/China, has been awarded the Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certification for responsible fiber production. Sateri, Shanghai/China, is the first lyocell producer in China to be certified to the rigorous standards set by independent certification organization Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland. Sateri’s Lyocell facility has also obtained the highest ranking of level 3 in the certification assessment scoring for exemplary implementation of best manufacturing practices.
Together with its earlier achievement of the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certification that confirms its lyocell fiber is free from any harmful substances and complies with European standards, Sateri’s lyocell products are qualified to carry the Made in Green by Oeko-Tex product label. This label not only attests to Sateri’s lyocell fiber as safe and manufactured in environmentally friendly, socially responsible and safe facility, but also the Group’s commitment to higher levels of transparency and accountability through the product traceability feature of the label.
Sateri’s lyocell fiber factory in Rizhao commenced operation in May 2020, with an annual output of 20,000 tons of lyocell fiber. The same site houses a 5,000 tons lyocell pilot production line dedicated for the development of lyocell application technology. In March 2021, the Group announced plans to expand its lyocell annual production capacity in China up to 500,000 tons by 2025.
Lyocell, a natural and biodegradable fiber, is made from wood pulp sourced from certified and sustainable plantations. It is manufactured using closed-loop technology, requiring minimal chemical input during the production process, and utilizing an organic solvent that can be almost fully (99.7%) recovered and recycled.