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Valdese Utilizes Repreve® To Raise Recycled Content

Valdese Weavers Contract, the contract upholstery fabrics division of Valdese, N.C.-based Valdese Weavers Inc., now requires its fabrics to contain at least 45-percent recycled content. The company will meet this requirement by using Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi Inc.’s Repreve® 100-percent recycled polyester yarn.

According to Unifi, the use of Repreve offsets the need to process petroleum into virgin polyester, and so saves energy and natural resources (See “ Fiber World News,” September/October 2006). By using a minimum of 45-percent Repreve in its fabric line, Valdese Weavers Contract will save the equivalent of one-fourth gallon of gasoline with each linear yard of fabric it produces, Unifi adds.

“To successfully execute this new initiative, it was very important that Valdese Weavers find a first-quality, 100-percent recycled yarn,” said Blake Millinor, vice president, Valdese Weavers Contract. “Repreve is the newest generation of recycled products available in the market and has enabled Valdese Weavers to move forward with our efforts in standardizing and expanding recycled content throughout our products.”

January/February 2007



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