As part of a manufacturing and distribution agreement, Unifi’s REPREVE® chip will be purchased and processed by Palmetto Synthetics into staple fiber and sold under the REPREVE brand name. This will provide the textile industry with a U.S. made REPREVE staple fiber product option.
“We have a shared vision with Unifi to provide the textile industry with high quality, innovative products, which led us to this supply relationship,” said David Poston, vice president of Palmetto Synthetics. “We have seen a big shift in inquiries for a domestically made recycled fiber, and this initiative with Unifi allows us to amplify our domestic efforts.”
Available as either natural or solution-dyed polyester staple fiber, REPREVE products produced by Palmetto will be NAFTA and Berry Amendment compliant. REPREVE staple fiber is suitable in a wide range of applications, including apparel, military, denim, upholstery, industrial, medical, automotive and nonwoven products.