SAYA, a new name in fiber, announces its debut with an expanded offering beyond recycled PET bottles including recycled cutting scraps and fabrics, bringing new options to the textile industry.
Nan Ya Plastics, SAYA’s parent company, is the largest manufacturer of recycled PET, repurposing over 75 billion bottles every year. Now under the brand SAYA, research and development efforts continue to focus on recycling and sustainability issues facing the textile and garment industry to redefine what’s possible in renewal.
“Over the past several years the textile industry has embraced recycling PET plastic bottles, and through SAYA 365 we are able to offer several options within that technology. But it’s not enough. The industry needs to tackle the next level,” said Mike Shih, spokesperson for SAYA and Nan Ya. “As the largest performance fiber manufacturer in Taiwan, we feel the responsibility, and we have the resources to do the necessary R&D. At SAYA we’ve identified cutting scraps and overstock fabrics as a problem that is often ignored, and we’ve developed several new recycling solutions to tackle the issue.”
SAYA 365 offers a proprietary, five-stage filtration process followed by two stages of purification resulting in batch-optimized flakes and pellets ready to be transformed into performance fibers “with better tenacity strength, dyeing accuracy and brighter whites compared to conventional recycled fibers”.
- SAYA 365 – Plastic bottles are sourced worldwide.
- SAYA Coastal – A specialized recycling program targets clean-up and renewal of discarded plastic bottles in coastal regions that would otherwise migrate out to sea (80% of ocean plastics originate from coastal land).
- SAYA USA – Recycled polyester fibers made in its factory in Lake City, SC. Options include using locally or internationally recycled bottles and waste for customers looking for a U.S.-based fiber program with full traceability and transparency.
SAYA Next seeks to innovate and provide solutions for the industrial waste problem in the textile industry including scrap, cutting waste, overstock fabric, and used garments. The programs within SAYA Next include:
- SAYA RSCUW – Reduces waste by 30 percent per yard by recycling cutting scraps and overstock rolls of fabric, which historically end up in landfills or are stored indefinitely in warehouses.
- SAYA RSCUW RAW – Made from recycled fabric cutting scraps and colored PET bottles retaining their original color. Without the bleaching and re-dying process, its more energy efficient, and the carbon footprint is further reduced. The resulting knit or woven fabric has a heathered effect in shades from grey to nearly black.
SAYA Garma – Currently in development, available in late 2021. A recycling process of used post-consumer garments will streamline the garment recycling process by offering turnkey retail to fiber solutions to select brand partners.
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