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SOFILA develops 'Greenfil' yarns from castor oil plant
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Mar '10
After two years of research and development, French nylon yarn specialist SOFILA has developed a new commercially available range of high performance nylon yarns, produced using bio-polymers derived from the castor oil plant.

The new 'Greenfil' yarns have been developed by Sofila in partnership with chemical company Arkema which has supplied its 'Rilsan' polyamide 11 polymer to produce the yarns. These yarns have been presented at Premiere Vision in Paris last autumn and are currently under trial by major French and European textile brands, for instance in hosiery and socks.

The castor oil comes from the beans of the Ricinus plant, which can grow in Africa or Asia on poor lands without irrigation or fertilizers. These beans are not produced from genetically modified seeds and they are 100% renewable biomass.

Greenfil yarns are not just an ecological alternative to oil based Polyamide, they also bring outstanding performances regarding bacteriostaticity, resistance and comfort, which means significant benefits for the consumer” claimed Augustin BIDAULT , Sofila spokesman.

The company is offering GREENFIL yarns in counts of 22, 44 and 78 dtex in texturised twisted or intermingled in bright lustre with a round profile.

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