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ROICA™ V550 by Asahi Kasei premium sustainable stretch fiber got prestigious Senken Shimbun “Synthetic Fiber Prize”

The acceleration towards an increasingly smart and sustainable world is happening and it is real. Consumers are more and more looking for something that satisfy their responsible values and they are driven by a conscious choice. ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei is the premium stretch ingredient that identifies itself as the answer to the needs of the current consumers: innovative, responsible and at the same time contemporary.

The cutting-edge stretch fibre proves one more time its circular economy values.

The premium stretch fiber has always been characterized by a strong innovation DNA and it started delivering new and sustainable values and performances since July 2017.

ROICA Eco-Smart™ is a family of innovative stretch yarns that lately has been confirmed to be the most glamorous and responsible one. In April 2018, the world first Global Recycled Standard –GRS- recycled stretch yarn ROICA™ EF that uses more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content, has been awarded by Senken Shimbun with the “Synthetic Fiber Prize”.

For the 2021 edition, the same prize goes to the premium sustainable stretch yarn ROICA™ V550, that at the end of its life smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances in the environment according to Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certification and also boasting the Gold Level Material Health Certificate by Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute** as it has been evaluated for impact on human and environmental health.

Two amazing recognitions that highlight the leading role of ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei for responsible stretch innovations. These important achievements prove that smart yarns are globally recognised for their innovation, technology and a strong commitment to provide comfort with style and a responsible attitude. Many other ambitious milestones are expected for smart fibre so stay tuned!

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