Radianza, the flagship acrylic fibre brand of Thai Acrylic Fibre Company (Aditya Birla Group), has announced that it recieved ‘bluesign Approved’ certification – making it the first and only acrylic fibre to get it. This recognition also now makes Radianza the only acrylic fibre which has Higgs MSI scores, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study and digital tracking and tracing facility.
“The gel-dyeing technology behind Radianza is the key driver for its superior sustainability performance. Water pollution and water consumption are two of the biggest environmental problems facing the fashion industry and conventional dyeing processes contribute immensely towards these two problems,” according to the company.
“In gel-dyeing, the dye is absorbed in the fibre within 4-5 seconds with close to zero discharge of unused dye and minimum requirement of water. The LCA study as well as the MSI scores show significant reduction of environmental impact while using Radianza fibre in place of conventional acrylic fibre and processes,” TAF added.
Additionally, the Thailand-based firm noted that Bluesign Approved articles go through a rigorous certification process by Bluesign Technologies ag – the organisation behind the certification – and it certifies that these articles are produced in a resource conserving way with a minimum impact on people and the environment.
“We are very proud of getting the bluesign Approved certification for Radianza fibre. It gives even more assurance to both our direct and downstream customers of a sustainability index of their products made with Radianza fibre. It also shows our commitment to not only come up with more and more sustainable products for the industry, but also the length at which we will go to ensure that our customers can safely claim the better environmental impact of their products,” Thomas Varghese, business head – textiles at Aditya Birla Group, said in a press release.
Thai Acrylic Fibre is also the only acrylic fibre company to be a bluesign System Partner.