Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Aurora, Ill., introduces the first style in the new Weaves Of Green® fabric collection. Weaves Of Green® fabrics are woven by Southern Industrial Fabrics Inc. and are finished and sold to the graphics market exclusively by Aurora. These fabrics are composed of 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. The fiber source is recycled plastic drink bottles. Unlike other “recycled” polyester fabrics on the market, Weaves Of Green® fabrics are 100% post-consumer content so using these fabrics has a real, positive impact on the waste stream and our environment.
The Act II style is a plain weave, 7.5 ounce fabric with a canvas-like texture. It’s been scoured and heat set for dye sublimation printing but may also be used with direct, UV cure digital printing. It is available in 60-inch and 120-inch widths. New, lighter weight styles in this line will be coming soon.
Aurora has also launched the “FabRecycle” polyester fabric recycling program through which the company is taking back printed and scrap polyester fabrics from our customers. The fabric is accumulated, baled and ultimately recycled into products like carpet padding and insulation. Visit with Aurora at the SGIA show, booth 1235.