Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Teijin Fibres – Torch bearer of eco-friendly process revolution
Teijin Fibres – Torch bearer of eco-friendly process revolution
03
Jun '09
In recent times, recycling of products has become a buzzword in the textile industry. This has come about due to the increasing awareness from the consumers, towards buying recycled products to protect the environment. Teijin Fibres Ltd., Japan is one of the torch bearers of this movement.

Teijin is a global technology-driven group operating in five main fields: synthetic fibers; films and plastics; pharmaceuticals and home health care; trading and retail; and IT and new products and the group had consolidated sales of US $9.4 billion in fiscal 2008 and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide.

Polyester fibers have evolved as the Teijin Group's core business, in line with growth in the global market. Teijin Fibers Limited is the Teijin Group's polyester fiber operation and conducts R&D, manufacturing and marketing of materials and textiles made from polymer and polyester fibers.

The Teijin Group began dealing with global environmental issues relatively early and formulated the "Teijin Group Global Environmental Charter" in 1992 and also appointed a Chief Social Responsibility Officer (CSRO) in 2002, since when it began making rapid strides in issues related to environmental concerns.

To get a better understanding of the environmental and sustainability measures undertaken by Teijin Fibres, Fibre2fashion spoke to a spokesperson of Teijin Fibres to let us and our reader know about the endeavours initiated by the company relating to these main issues currently concerning the textile sector.

We began by asking him about 'Eco Circle', to which he said, “It is an environmentally friendly closed-loop recycling system for used polyester products. The system employs the world's first chemical recycling technology developed by Teijin Fibers and with this technology, polyester is chemically decomposed at the molecular level and converted into new polyester raw materials”.

“Teijin cooperates with registered companies that share a commitment to promoting progressive environmental activities through the development and manufacture of products made from recyclable materials, as well as collection and recycling of these products at the end of their useful lives”, he added by saying.

Next we asked him to reveal the advantages of 'Eco Circle', to which explained by saying, “Reclaimed polyester materials through 'Eco Circle' offers purity that is comparable to those derived from petroleum, with no qualitative deterioration. The repeatable recyclability leads to oil resource conservation and waste volume reduction, compared to developing polyester materials from petroleum, this system reduces energy consumption by 84% and carbon dioxide emissions by 77%”.

Finally we probed him by asking him to tell us the evolution of 'Eco Circle', to which he replied by saying, “While the original focus of 'Eco Circle' was on recycling company and school uniforms and interior materials, the initiative was expanded through collaborations in 2005 with Patagonia Inc., a leading U.S. outdoor gear manufacturer, and fashion wear manufacturers in 2006”.

“Products within the scope of 'Eco Circle' now include eco bags, which were first introduced in 2006 and since its launch in 2002, 'Eco Circle' has been participated by over 100 companies worldwide, mostly apparel and sportswear manufacturers. Overseas members have also increased and now include major manufacturers such as Patagonia Inc., Quiksilver in France and Swany America”, he concluded by saying.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Surat to get a mega textile park, centre of excellence

The textiles ministry is positively working on the proposals for a...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Courtesy: Invista

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Invista explores alternatives for apparel & textile trade

Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search