Web Exclusive | March 2019
GHCL’s new range is made from recycled polyester
The Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Limited (GHCL) is all set to launch a range of home textiles products based on health and wellness. RS Jalan, Managing Director, GHCL, said that the company has launched a range of innovative products made with recycled polyester recently.
“Our range of bedding products have been designed to support the circular economy. It centres around “reduce, reuse and recycle”, reinforcing our passion for sustainability, traceability and innovation, besides giving something back to society.”
The company has worked around branding the product. The Rekoop collection is the first bedding line to use 100 per cent source-verified recycled PET, as well as cotton-recycled PET blended products. The PET bottles are processed at Reliance Industries’ plant at Barabanki through an extruder and transformed into tagged r-PET fibre. The fibre is then spun along with cotton to make cotton/polyester blended yarn at GHCL’s spinning facility in Madurai. The fabric is then woven, processed, cut and sewn into finished bedding products at its integrated home furnishings manufacturing plant in Vapi.