Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), an integrated producer of polyester fibre and yarn in the world, has been awarded with ‘Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award’ for 2017. RIL received it for its innovative excellence and eco-friendly products Recron Green Gold fibres and Recron Green Gold Dope-Dyed (EcoD) Fibres & Tow by Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat.
The award was presented at a ceremony in The HICC – Novotel, Hyderabad. Recron Green Gold fibres and Recron Green Gold Dope-Dyed (EcoD) Fibres & Tow are the greenest fibres produced in the world, which have been manufactured from eco-friendly processes of the highest standard. These fibres have been granted the Global Recycle Standard from the internationally recognised Control Union Certificates, Netherland.
The fibres have been tested for lowest carbon footprint number and they meet the most stringent environmental criteria for being green fibres providing confidence to consumers on genuineness. Recron Green Gold Fibres & Tow are Oekotex 100, product Class-1 certified, meeting the human-ecological requirements of the standard established for baby articles. These products also fulfil the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH as the fibres do not make use of Azo dyes, nickel, etc.
Recron Green Gold Fibres & Tow offer great value and opportunity to the textile industry enabling them to offer certified green products and to meet the overseas buyers and brands need for sustainable apparels. RIL’s fibre brand portfolio includes several high specialty fibres such as Recron FS (fire retardant fibre), Recron Feel Fresh (anti-microbial fibre), Recron Super Micro (ultra-fine fibre) and Recron GreenGold (eco-friendly fibre).
At RIL the polyester staple fibre is produced at four sites in Hazira, Patalganga, Barabanki and Hoshiarpur. These plants comprise a manufacturing set-up of complementary technologies, hardware and vintages. The technologies and hardware have been licensed or bought from leading companies like DuPont, Zimmer, Neumag, Chemtex etc.