Yarn maker Unifi Inc has expanded the range of Repreve recycled products available in Asia with the launch of Repreve FDY, a 100% recycled fully drawn yarn.

The yarn is supplied through its wholly-owned subsidiary based in Suzhou, China, called Unifi Textiles Suzhou Co Ltd (UTSC).

The Repreve line-up from UTSC now includes recycled staple polyester, recycled filament polyester, recycled filament nylon 6.6, and recycled performance fibres. They are also available with flame retardant, moisture wicking, stretch and colour technologies.

“This new product addition will create opportunities that allow us to penetrate new and emerging market segments for UTSC,” notes president Ed Wickes.

The new yarn can be used for wovens and warp and circular knit production. It gives fabrics a silky, smooth drape, making it suitable for various types of apparel, as well as performance products like casual and outdoor apparel, the company says.