Expanding its dedication to ongoing innovation and delivering sustainable solutions for a wide range of needs throughout the value chain, Hyosung will introduce a distinctive range of certified sustainable materials at forthcoming international trade shows this spring.

At Functional Fabric Fair Portland, April 17 -18 Booth 1608

From nature to performance fiber
Creating a more powerful sustainable story, Hyosung has expanded its offering of regen Bio-Based Spandex, replacing nearly all the fiber’s raw materials previously made with petroleum-based resources with 100% renewable resources. The company recently received an independent 3rd party LCA for its expanded offering of regen Bio-Based Spandex.

Hyosung was the first company to commercially introduce USDA and SGS-certified regen Bio-Based Elastane made with 30% renewable resources in 2021, which has been successfully adopted by leading global brands. According to an independent 3rd party LCA, the manufacture of 1kg regen Bio-Based spandex reduces its carbon footprint by 20% as compared to the production 1kg of conventional spandex.

Ocean Protection Initiative
At Performance Days and Functional Fabric Fair, Hyosung will also present the latest innovations with its GRS-certified, 100% post-consumer recycled regen Ocean Nylon made from discarded fishing nets. Third party LCA data shows that the manufacture of 1 kg regen ocean post-consumer recycled nylon made with discarded fishing nets reduces CO2 emissions by 73%, fossil resource use by 76%, and water consumption by 98% compared to the manufacture of 1 kg of conventional nylon. Under its proprietary recycling process, Hyosung recently increased production and re-launched regen Ocean Nylon in early 2023, which has led to major outdoor brand adoptions that are launching new products made with the material this spring.

Reuse. Recycle. Regen.
To meet consumer desire for sustainable apparel that offers comfort with performance benefits, Hyosung has uniquely added multi-function properties in the manufacture of its certified 100% recycled Spandex, Nylon and Polyester fibers. For instance, Hyosung’s regen Askin Polyester offers cool touch, UV protection and quick drying benefits. Its regen Xanadu is a mechanical stretch fiber made with a blend of recycled post-consumer PET and plant-based materials providing a performance fit.