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RIL gets Golden Peacock Award for Recron Green Gold
Jul '17
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), an integrated producer of polyester fibre and yarn in the world, has been awarded with ‘Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award’ for 2017. RIL received it for its innovative excellence and eco-friendly products Recron Green Gold fibres and Recron Green Gold Dope-Dyed (EcoD) Fibres & Tow by Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat.

The award was presented at Institute of Directors, India’s 19th World Congress on Environment Management and Golden Peacock Awards Presentation Ceremony at The HICC - Novotel in Hyderabad.

The award was presented by Justice Kurian Joseph, judge, Supreme Court of India to RIL, vice president and regional head (East) for polyester sector, Prabir Bhattacharya, in the presence of Lt Gen JS Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd), president, Institute of Directors, India and other corporate sector dignitaries.

Recron Green Gold fibres and Recron Green Gold Dope-Dyed (EcoD) Fibres & Tow are the greenest fibres produced in the world, which have been manufactured from eco-friendly processes of the highest standard. These fibres have been granted the Global Recycle Standard from the internationally recognised Control Union Certificates, Netherland.

The fibres have been tested for lowest carbon footprint number and they meet the most stringent environmental criteria for being green fibres providing confidence to consumers on genuineness. Recron Green Gold Fibres & Tow are Oekotex 100, product Class-1 certified, meeting the human-ecological requirements of the standard established for baby articles. These products also fulfil the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH as the fibres do not make use of Azo dyes, nickel, etc.

Recron Green Gold Fibres & Tow offer great value and opportunity to the textile industry enabling them to offer certified green products and to meet the overseas buyers and brands need for sustainable apparels.

Recron Green Gold EcoD polyester fibre circumvent the need for high cost downstream dyeing of grey fibre. The entire range of Green Gold EcoD fibres offers a very high consistency of shade as well as unbeatable washing, light, and sublimation fastness, making it suitable for both apparel and technical textiles.

These fibres are available in pre colour form with vide range of deniers, cross sections and functionality for cotton and worsted spinning system. The product range include a vast range of more than 40 shades and other shades or customised products with functionality like anti-microbial, sun protection can be made on request.

RIL’s fibre brand portfolio includes several high specialty fibres such as Recron FS (fire retardant fibre), Recron Feel Fresh (anti-microbial fibre), Recron Super Micro (ultra-fine fibre) and Recron GreenGold (eco-friendly fibre).

RIL has a strong supply chain system that focuses on timely delivery to its customers. In domestic market, delivery can happen directly from manufacturing unit or from smaller depots that are strategically located across the country. RIL uses road transportation and multi-modal depending on the requirements. For exports, marine (containerised) is the prime mode of transportation used by RIL.

RIL focuses on the entire ecosystem of operations to ensure that every touch point produces delightful experiences for its customers and stakeholders.

At RIL the polyester staple fibre is produced at four sites in Hazira, Patalganga, Barabanki and Hoshiarpur. These plants comprise a manufacturing set-up of complementary technologies, hardware and vintages. The technologies and hardware have been licensed or bought from leading companies like DuPont, Zimmer, Neumag, Chemtex etc.

RIL possess state of the art polyester manufacturing facilities, which has a continuous polymerisation vessel, spinning lines, drawlines, fibre cutters and packing machines. In addition to this, recycling operation is equipped with a washline to convert bottles to flakes.

RIL’s R&D and product development facilities for polyester business such as Reliance Technology Centre at Patalganga, Reliance Testing Centre at Coimbatore and Reliance Fibre Application Centre at Patalganga constantly focus on developing and introducing innovative products for the textile industry.

All fibre production facilities of RIL are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 compliant and it obeys all local labour, competitions laws.

RIL’s polyester staple fibre business has over 350 customers. All these customers are spinners, who convert fibre into yarn. RIL supply fibres to most of the largest and innovative players in the spinning industry. Its top 10 customers constitute 50 per cent of our total domestic sales.

RIL’s fibres eventually find usage in all segments in the textile and apparel industry namely men’s wear: shirts, suiting, denim, innerwear; women’s wear: dresses, formal wear, innerwear; kid’s wear: dresses, t-shirts, sleepwear, fashion wear: jackets, dresses; footwear: foot soles, mesh; accessories: scarves, stoles, throws; home textiles: bedsheets, curtains and technical textiles: automotive fabric, geo bags. (KD)

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