Bangkok, Thailand – 21st June, 2022
The Mobility, Hygiene and LifeStyle fiber segments of Indorama Ventures (IVL) will present together under One IVL brand for the first time at Techtextil in Frankfurt, 21st – 24th June to demonstrate a comprehensive range of innovative recycled and biodegradable solutions across nonwoven, fiber and fabric applications.
The three verticals in the IVL fiber division Mobility, Hygiene and LifeStyle will be formally presented together for the first time under One IVL brand at Techtextil 2022. The unification of IVL’s fiber technologies, processes, brands and global reach across the Mobility, Hygiene and LifeStyle; the vertical business offerings that make up the fibers segment of IVL, clarifies and strengthens IVL’s global position to meet increasingly challenging market demands. The consolidation of IVL Mobility, IVL Hygiene and IVL LifeStyle demonstrates IVL’s continuous approach to collaboratively developing sustainable solutions, innovating together to achieve its circular objectives and enabling customers across all its verticals to deliver on their own commitments to sustainability.
As a global leader in PET Recycling, IVL is reimagining chemistry to create a better world and is fully committed to innovating processes and materials to achieve a circular economy as demonstrated by its business practices and partnerships with industry to use collective expertise to advance all its business segments.
With a strong heritage in pioneering sustainable technologies, IVL Hygiene are optimizing Group materials and technologies and applying this expertise across specialist areas such as insulation for both thermal and acoustic applications and offering multi polymer solutions with enhanced functionality. Similarly for filtration media, the breadth of polymer and technologies which IVL Hygiene can support, is driving innovation across both air and liquid filtration applications.
IVL is on a continuous journey of innovation towards a circular economy, it will showcase its breadth of sustainability offerings at Techtextil 2022 including its end of material use options including Biotransformation Technology, CiCLO®, PLA as well as its circular options to include:
Deja™, made with polyester yarns produced out of used, rPET material, not only bottle flake but broader rPET Streams, made possible through recent IVL investment in state of the art recycling technologies, further strengthening IVL’s ability to support customer sustainability and circular economy objectives. It offers multiple solutions for environment friendly approaches and products. DejaTM is differentiated in the market by its performance-led suite of sustainable solutions that helps customers to achieve their sustainability targets, while also responding to end-consumers’ demand for transparency and environmental responsibility.
CiCLO®, a textile technology which allows polyester and other synthetic materials to biodegrade like natural materials do in wastewater treatment plant sludge, sea water and landfill conditions. Reducing synthetic microfiber pollution generated during washing and minimizing plastic accumulation in landfills caused by discarded textiles.
IVL is partnering with industry to meet market demands with collaborative and innovative solutions for sustainable futures across the fibers, nonwovens and fabrics sector. Globally across all its territories and across its polymers range, IVL companies are working together with industry and with each other to achieve the best products and the best outcomes without compromising performance or the environment. Developments are featured at Techtextil 2022 and the IVL team welcomes the opportunity to explore how these developments can support customers’ sustainability goals.
Indorama Mobility Group has accrued decades of industry knowledge and experience as well as the strong brand equity of each company accumulated over the years in the technical yarn and fabrics for Automotive, Tire and Industrial sectors. This vertical targets end-use markets such as tire reinforcement, airbags, seatbelts, mechanical rubber goods, sewing threads, fabrics, ropes and cordage and composites wherein it has built strong market positions over the years. Indorama Mobility Group now has a unique portfolio of yarns, single-end cords and fabrics based on polyester, polyamide, rayon and aramid hybrid as well as the innovative product pipelines from on-going R&D programs. At Techtextil Indorama Mobility Group will demonstrate the latest product developments based on innovations like Breathair®; a lightweight, highly water repellent and recyclable 3D structure and Enka® TecTape Hybrid Roving for the automated production of continuous fiber reinforced composites with thermoplastic matrix.
IVL Hygiene exemplifies the capabilities that customers, consumers, and governments have come to rely on. From comfortable inner linings to filter media for face masks, from breathable barrier materials to medical gowns for surgery rooms. A ‘Forward Innovative Thinking’ (FIT) component strategy has been developed to give product designers the ability to intermix functions and capabilities to generate consumer products that improve the quality of life.
IVL LifeStyle represents the business of numerous Indorama Ventures Limited sister companies. Formed in 2020, Indorama LifeStyle comprises 13 production sites in 9 countries. From polycondensation, through to chips production, spinning, texturing, yarn dyeing, beaming, and twisting. Offering both staple fibers and filament yarns, the polyester production of Indorama LifeStyle is fully integrated, with all production steps taking place
in-house, which enables Indorama LifeStyle to offer solution driven and customized products for apparel, automotive interior textiles, as well as for contract, home and industrial textile solutions and apparel throughout the world. Indorama LifeStyle will showcase some product displays and exhibits which will highlight its consumers brands CoolVisions® a lightweight, functional and also dyeable polypropylene; NewLife™ a functional and sustainable filament yarn with added values for manifold applications areas from automotive, apparel to home and technical textiles as well as PLA yarns made from 100% renewable raw materials.
The development and evolution of sustainable technologies is central to activity across IVL which it has distilled into four key pillars:
Recycled Materials: IVL is recycling more to impact less. As pioneers of innovation in recycling for over 50 years, IVL’s evolving technologies have enabled them to recycle what others can’t. Their optimisation of material performance and sustainability through next generation recycling is helping to close the loop for circularity.
At the IVL exhibition space in the Techtextil Show, examples of Closed Loop customer collaborations will be showcased which include:
Biomaterials: Through collaborating with cutting edge industrial partners and academia, IVL are global leaders in the development of Biotransformation technologies such as bio-based PA 4.10, natural viscose filament yarns, CiCLO® and PLA.
Future Designed: IVL continues to future-proof products with material optimisation and base weight solutions across multiple applications to reduce carbon emissions and offer carbon replacement. Ensuring that products start with a better design for a better future.
Lower Carbon: IVL drives industry standards for mass balance sustainable materials and reduces carbon footprint with two IVL Hygiene sites having achieved ISCC Plus Certifications. Also through the provision of Breathair®, a lightweight and recyclable, 3D structure. Higher standards mean a lower carbon footprint.
IVL looks forward to collaborative discussions at Techtextil on how its offerings across its verticals can help support and develop customers’ sustainability objectives and targets.
IVL is committed to developing and leading the transition to a circular economy.
Chris Kenneally, Executive President Fibers at IVL explains “We are united across our portfolio as we continue to strengthen our Mobility, Hygiene and LifeStyle verticals designed to inherently add value as we accelerate our journey towards sustainability to meet the demands for a fully circular economy. At IVL we are focused on driving innovation and collaboration across our verticals, within our company and as part of our industry to meet the challenges and share the opportunities that a circular economy presents for us all.”
About Indorama Ventures
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, listed in Thailand (Bloomberg ticker IVL.TB), is one of the world’s leading petrochemicals producers, with a global manufacturing footprint across Europe, Africa, Americas, and Asia Pacific. The
company’s portfolio comprises Combined PET, Integrated Oxides and Derivatives, and Fibers. Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and automotive sectors, i.e., beverages, hygiene, personal care, tire and safety segments. Indorama Ventures has approx. 26,000 employees worldwide and consolidated revenue of USD $14.6 billion by end of 2021. The Company is listed in the Dow Jones Emerging Markets and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
Indorama Ventures is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand with global operating sites in
See IVL at Techtextil 2022 at Hall 9.1, D05
For further information contact:
Stuart Kelly Global
Head of Corporate Communications Indorama Ventures PCL, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 661 6661 ext. 508
Vice President Fibers Marketing Indorama Hygiene Group
Telephone:+ 353 87 2515814