Here is all about Circ ® Lyocell and Circ ® Polyester produced from recycled polyester/cotton blended waste:
Circ ® Lyocell:
Firstly, cotton and polyester are separated from polyester/cotton blend waste using a hydrothermal process. Then, from the cellulose pulp generated from reclaimed cotton, a closed-loop production method is employed to create staple or filament lyocell fibers.
Circ’s lyocell is drop-in ready, meaning it can seamlessly replace conventional virgin lyocell in fabric production. It’s properties match (or exceed) the quality of virgin, tree-based lyocell.
Circ lyocell can be used for a wide range of textile applications, including clothing, home textiles, and more.
By utilizing textile waste, Circ contributes to a circular economy and reduces the environmental impact of fashion.
Circ ® Polyester:
Circ’s polyester is derived from recycled cotton-polyester textile blends, after separating polyester from cotton using a hydrothermal process.
Circ’s hydrothermal process separates the polyester from cotton out of polyester/cotton blend waste. The reclaimed polyester intermediates are then used to regenerate recycled polyester.
Properties: The regenerated polyester looks, feels, and performs just like virgin polyester.
Circ polyester can be incorporated into clothing, accessories, and other textile products, just like virgin polyester.
Circ’s dual output approach allows for the recycling of blended textiles, contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry.