Barcelona — To serve rapidly growing customer demand, global specialty materials provider Eastman (NYSE: EMN) is increasing its capacity to produce Naia™ filament yarn at its Barcelona, S.L., site by 30% by mid-2021 and more than 50% by the end of 2022.
“The growing importance of sustainability and circularity as key market drivers is accelerating adoption of sustainable fibers. As a result, Naia™ cellulosic filament yarn is gaining a lot of traction among our customers,” said Burt A. Capel, Eastman vice president and general manager of fibers.
“Our vision is to make sustainable fashion accessible to all, and we have a very committed team at our Barcelona site actively working to bring this expansion onstream as soon as possible to serve our customers across the globe,” Capel added.
The expansion will support new brand adoptions of Naia™ in womenswear fashion, where there is a growing demand for sustainable fibers.
PureCycle’s First Plastic Recycling Plant in Europe located in Antwerp-Brugges NextGen District, Belgium
The new plant is expected to have an annual capacity of 59,000 metric tons, with opportunities to expand operations with an anticipated total capacity of approximately 240,000 metric tons per year.
CABB site in Kokkola, Finland: vital growth with a focus on sustainability
CABB Group will invest more than EUR 50 million by 2025 in expanding its facilities at its site in Kokkola, Finland. A new office building is also being constructed. Special attention is being pai...
TotalEnergies commissions BioBéarn, the country’s largest anaerobic digestion unit in Mourenx, France
The project will convert 220,000 metric tons of organic waste into 200,000 metric tons per year of digestate, a natural fertilizer, and 160 GWh of biomethane. This new unit allowing to avoid the em...
Borealis, committed to lead the transformation to a circular economy, acquires a majority stake in Renasci’s Ostend facility, Belgium
Borealis increases its financial investment in Renasci to acquire a majority shareholding position of 50.01%. Investment will provide Borealis increasing access to chemically recycled feedstock, st...