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Eastman to increase Naia cellulosic yarn production

Jun 03, 2021
Eastman to increase Naia cellulosic yarn production

Barcelona, Spain

Eastman, the global specialty materials provider, has decided to increase its capacity to produce Naia cellulosic yarn to serve the growing demand of customers. More than 50% will be produced by 2022.

Eastman, established in 1920, is a specialty materials company that produces a wide variety of products that are used by people in their daily lives. The company has the purpose to enhance the quality of life of the people due to which it delivers innovative products while maintaining safety and sustainability.

It is a globally inclusive and diverse company and has around 14,500 employees around the world. The company has its presence in nearly 100 countries. Headquartered in Tennessee, the USA, the company functions on the model that is driven by innovation, has world-class technology, and has deep customer engagement. It has a leading position in areas of transportation, building and construction, and consumables. The revenue of the company in 2020 was recorded at $8.5 billion.

As per Burt A. Capel, Vice president and General Manager of fibres, Eastman, the importance of sustainability and circularity is increasing and these have become the key factors to adopt sustainable fibres. This is the prime reason as to why Naia cellulosic filament yarn is becoming popular among the customers. He added that the vision of the company is to make sustainable fashion accessible to all and for this the entire team is working actively at the Barcelona site. The company wishes to serve its customers across the globe. The company is increasing its capacity to produce Naia filament yarn and might reach 30% by mid 2021 at its Barcelona site.

It is believed that there is a growing demand for sustainable fibres in women’s fashion wear. With this expansion, the company wishes to support this area as well. The brand feels that the demand for sustainable fibres has led to a growth of Naia in the textile segments.

Source – Press Release of "Eastman”

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