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Eastman introduces ‘Naia’ yarn

Eastman Chemical is a global specialty chemical company that has been a supplier of filament yarn for the last 80 years. The company’s Avra yarn has exceptional moisture management, which means that fabrics can dry up to 50 per cent faster than conventional polyester fabrics, enabled by a proprietary spinning technology. The patented spinning process delivers additional functions like easy-care and stain resistance.

Eastman has now introduced another yarn, called Naia. This cellulosic fiber combines sustainability and performance with a natural touch. As a filament yarn, it is anti-pilling, but the cool-touch performance makes it perfect for the performance sector. Made from wood pulp derived exclusively from sustainably managed and certified forests, the Naia cellulosic yarn is a fiber that enables luxurious, comfortable and easy-to-care-for fabrics and garments.

Avra’s ultra-thin polyester fibers are extruded and held together by a proprietary removable polymer, enabling easy knitting or weaving. Once the fabric is made, the removable polymer completely washes away in hot water, resulting in ribbon-like fibers that are smaller than existing polyester fibers. The result is a distinctly silky fabric that keeps wearers drier and more comfortable than ever before.

The performance benefits delivered by Avra include exceptional moisture management and a chemical-free cool to the touch sensation.