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Hyosung launches mechanical stretch fibreXanadu


With consumers across the world focusing exercise and active lifestyle, performance apparel with a more business-casual style is emerging.

To best serve such needs, brands are also focusing on innovative raw materials Hyosung has launched Xanadu, a mechanical stretch fibre helps brands achieve the desired aesthetics. A multi-functional fibre, Xanadu is made from a blend of PET and corn-based materials.

The fibre’s spring-like structure provides comfortable stretch and recovery. Its additional benefits include rapid moisture transport and quick drying.

Besides, Xanadu is also wrinkle resistant and retains its colour, making it the perfect fibre for long-lasting, easy-to-care-for apparel.

Hyosung is also known for its various sustainability initiatives and with the popularity of its multi-functional, recycled yarns also increasing, the company was motivated to publish a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for its GRS-certified, 100 per cent recycled regen polyester fibres made from post-consumer PET.

The study, which was conducted by third-party certifier, discovered that regen polyester reduces carbon dioxide generation by 66.5 per cent compared to virgin polyester in the production of 1 kg.

As the first Korean company to establish a corporate affiliate research institute, Hyosung has been dedicating itself to creating a new lifestyle culture throughout the world in textiles, industrial materials, chemicals, heavy industry and information and communication.


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