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Toray's Ecodear Range of Sustainable Fabric Textiles

Updated : 09-Sep-2020

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Ecodear

Ecodear is an environmentally friendly, plant-based synthetic nylon introduced by Toray. This biodegradable nylon promises the same performance as a conventional nylon. ECODEAR is based on polylactic acid (PLA) derived from plants. 

Organisation

Toray

Country

Japan

Sustainability Benefits

  • Bio-based textile technologies like Ecodear Nylon, made with recycled materials reduces the amount of petroleum used in the fabric production supply chain, as well as carbon dioxide emissions of the fashion industry.

USP

  • Besides being environmentally friendly, it also has the durability and softness of a conventional nylon
  • This product is based on PLA , rather than petroleum and other fossil resources. This means that it can readily be returned to the natural environment after use.

How does this work?

  • Ecodear Nylon is 60% bio-based, developed with sebacic acid generated from Castor beans.
  • The resulting fiber, initially available in 10, 20 and 50 denier versions, can be spun in the same process as conventional nylon.

About the Company

Established in 1926, the Toray Group’s mission is to deliver innovative technologies and advanced materials that provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces in balancing development and sustainability. The group is expanding its business to not only meet rising demand but also new demand in Green Innovation (GR) businesses, which help solve global environmental, resource and energy issues, and Life Innovation (LI) businesses, which enhance healthcare and hygiene.

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