Unifi Introduces First Recycled Polyester Fiber with Inherent Flame Retardant Technology

May 13, 2009
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI), a leading producer of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns, is pleased to announce that Momentum Textiles, a leading supplier of contract textiles, has selected REPREVE® FR for a line of healthcare privacy curtains. REPREVE FR is the most recent product addition to Unifi’s family of recycled fibers and is the first recycled polyester fiber with inherent flame retardant properties.

“In continuing to evolve the REPREVE brand family, we recognized the market need for a recycled fiber with inherent flame retardant properties,” said Roger Berrier, executive vice president for Unifi.  “REPREVE FR provides our customers with a sustainable textile solution while utilizing a proven flame retardant technology. We are happy that Momentum Textiles has chosen this new product for a line of healthcare privacy curtains and we look forward to working with them in an effort to expand their REPREVE FR product offering.”

“The inherent performance of REPREVE FR provides Momentum Textiles with an environmental solution for our line of healthcare privacy curtains,” said Eddie Elizondo, marketing manager for Momentum Group. “We are committed to expanding our environmentally responsible product offering to meet the market’s need for sustainable textiles.”

REPREVE FR will be used in Momentum Textiles’ new healthcare privacy curtain collection and will initially consist of two patterns, Betula and Perennial.

Unifi Disclaimer for Flame Retardancy/Resistance:
All fibers sold as REPREVE® FR flame resistant or retardant (FR) are warranted only to contain no less than 2000 part per million Phosphorus. Unifi makes no performance claims of flame retardancy or flame resistance based upon any standard, whether governmental, industry or otherwise. Unifi specifically disclaims any such performance claims. All purchasers of REPREVE® FR must sign the Unifi DISCLAIMER and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT form before purchasing any REP REVE® FR yarns. Please note: REPREVE® FR is not SCS certified.
Repreve Makes It Recycled
Repreve is an essential ingredient that makes a lot of products sustainable, because it’s made from recycled materials.
Who Makes Repreve
Repreve is made by a U.S.-based company, Unifi, Inc., a global leader in innovative textile solutions.