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ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei launches its new fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making © GB Network
ECOSENSOR™ 100% recycled polyamide fabrics
06.08.2020

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei launches its new fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making

  • ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body.
  • The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers               

"A New Eco high-tech force of Nature", a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being.

Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycle Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

But there is much more than it meets the eye.

Behind the new collection is a great story of sustainability.

  • ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body.
  • The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers               

"A New Eco high-tech force of Nature", a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being.

Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycle Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

But there is much more than it meets the eye.

Behind the new collection is a great story of sustainability.

"Our international team strives to innovate with a human-based approach to research and develop solutions that meet high-performance standards as well as the transparency and traceability of both the ingredients and the supply chain", says Mr. Hashimoto, Senior Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Advance, the global materials innovator and manufacturer.

Indeed, the company has set the high bar all its suppliers and partners must match. Such criteria include: thoroughly transparency and traceability of both materials and production, corporate responsibility at all levels and a strategic commitment granted by influential certifications such as GRS - Global Recycle Standard for recycled ingredients and processes, as well as Bluesign® and OekoTex Standard 100 certifications, which focus on environmentally-friendly impact of the dyeing and finishing processes.

The human, environmentally-friendly and cutting-edge imprint of ECOSENSOR™ ultimate collection reflects a vision for a more responsible way of fabric manufacturing.

A new force of nature, because story telling truly must match the story making.

Oerlikon (c) Oerlikon
15.08.2019

Oerlikon: Further EvoQuench PA POY systems destined for China

Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. What makes this so special is the fact that all positions will be equipped with the EvoQuench radial quenching system for polyamide.

With this, two well-known yarn manufacturers are now committing to the EvoQuench concept to produce polyamide yarn, equipping themselves for the efficient manufacture of microfiber yarns in the process. The benefits of radial quenching vis-à-vis conventional cross-flow quenching when manufacturing microfibers are well-known from polyester processing: manufacturing outstanding quality in a more production-reliable manner, i.e. with fewer yarn breaks, is a convincing argument and makes producing polyamide microfibers considerably more efficient. “Used to create fabrics, the materials feel very pleasant to the touch”, comments Stephan Faulstich, Head of Development POY Process at Oerlikon Barmag, who has held the results of the currently sole operator of such a system in his hands. “I can imagine this will be used above all in the manufacture of sports apparel and underwear.”

Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. What makes this so special is the fact that all positions will be equipped with the EvoQuench radial quenching system for polyamide.

With this, two well-known yarn manufacturers are now committing to the EvoQuench concept to produce polyamide yarn, equipping themselves for the efficient manufacture of microfiber yarns in the process. The benefits of radial quenching vis-à-vis conventional cross-flow quenching when manufacturing microfibers are well-known from polyester processing: manufacturing outstanding quality in a more production-reliable manner, i.e. with fewer yarn breaks, is a convincing argument and makes producing polyamide microfibers considerably more efficient. “Used to create fabrics, the materials feel very pleasant to the touch”, comments Stephan Faulstich, Head of Development POY Process at Oerlikon Barmag, who has held the results of the currently sole operator of such a system in his hands. “I can imagine this will be used above all in the manufacture of sports apparel and underwear.”

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Oerlikon Polyamidfaser
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Oerlikon

(c)Ascend Performance Materials
01.08.2018

Ascend Performance Materials übernimmt Britannia Techno Polymer

Houston - Ascend Performance Materials, der weltweit größte integrierte Hersteller von Polyamid 6.6 (PA66), hat heute die Übernahme von Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP) bekanntgegeben, einem Compoundeur technischer Kunststoffe mit Sitz in den Niederlanden. Mit der Akquisition erhält Ascend eine europäische Fertigungsbasis und erweitert seine globalen Compoundierkapazitäten.

„Diese Übernahme verschafft uns einen sechsten Produktionsstandort und eine starke Präsenz zur Betreuung unserer europäischen Kunden mit erstklassigen Polyamid 6.6 Compounds und regionalem Fertigungsknowhow“, sagt Phil McDivitt, Präsident und CEO von Ascend. „Wichtig dabei: BTP teilt unser entschlossenes Engagement für Sicherheit, Qualität, Innovation und Kundenservice. Gemeinsam werden wir unser Angebot erweitern und auch künftig das hohe Niveau an Zuverlässigkeit und technischem Service wahren, auf das unsere Kunden vertrauen.“
BTP wurde im Jahr 2006 von Andrew Leigh gegründet. Als Compoundeur technischer Thermoplaste hat sich das Unternehmen auf die Fertigung proprietärer Polyamidcompounds spezialisiert. BTP ist u. a. nach ISO 9001 und TS 16949 zertifiziert.

Houston - Ascend Performance Materials, der weltweit größte integrierte Hersteller von Polyamid 6.6 (PA66), hat heute die Übernahme von Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP) bekanntgegeben, einem Compoundeur technischer Kunststoffe mit Sitz in den Niederlanden. Mit der Akquisition erhält Ascend eine europäische Fertigungsbasis und erweitert seine globalen Compoundierkapazitäten.

„Diese Übernahme verschafft uns einen sechsten Produktionsstandort und eine starke Präsenz zur Betreuung unserer europäischen Kunden mit erstklassigen Polyamid 6.6 Compounds und regionalem Fertigungsknowhow“, sagt Phil McDivitt, Präsident und CEO von Ascend. „Wichtig dabei: BTP teilt unser entschlossenes Engagement für Sicherheit, Qualität, Innovation und Kundenservice. Gemeinsam werden wir unser Angebot erweitern und auch künftig das hohe Niveau an Zuverlässigkeit und technischem Service wahren, auf das unsere Kunden vertrauen.“
BTP wurde im Jahr 2006 von Andrew Leigh gegründet. Als Compoundeur technischer Thermoplaste hat sich das Unternehmen auf die Fertigung proprietärer Polyamidcompounds spezialisiert. BTP ist u. a. nach ISO 9001 und TS 16949 zertifiziert.

„Wir haben bereits eine langjährige Beziehung mit BTP und freuen uns darauf, unsere operative Effizienz und Erfahrung zu optimieren“, ergänzt John Saunders, Leiter des Europageschäfts von Ascend. Wir heißen Andy Leigh und das BTP-Team bei Ascend herzlich willkommen.“

Die Belegschaft von BTP wird zügig in Ascend integriert. Leigh tritt dem globalen Managementteam von Ascend als Director of Compounding Technology bei. „Dies ist ein spannendes Kapitel für beide Unternehmen“, so Leigh. „Wir freuen uns darauf, unsere Aktivitäten in die von Ascend zu integrieren und ein operatives Weltklassemanagement zu erhalten.“

Source:

Ascend Performance Materials