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PUMA replaces recycled plastic bottles with textile waste for replica jerseys manufacture

Source:Adsale Plastics Network Date :2023-12-19 Editor :RC
Copyright: This article was originally written/edited by Adsale Plastics Network (AdsaleCPRJ.com), republishing and excerpting are not allowed without permission. For any copyright infringement, we will pursue legal liability in accordance with the law.

PUMA announced the scale-up of its textile recycling innovation – RE:FIBRE, replacing recycled polyester with RE:FIBRE technology in all PUMA football Club and Federation replica jerseys from 2024 onwards.


Launched in 2022, the RE:FIBRE process uses any polyester material – from factory offcuts, faulty goods to pre-loved clothes which allows new garments to be recycled from any color textile to any color desired.


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PUMA scaled up its RE:FIBRE technology to recycle polyester for producing replica jerseys.

 

The four-step process of RE:FIBRE include:

 

  • Collect and sort: Collecting and sorting textile waste and other wasteful materials.

  • Shred and mix: Shredding and mixing the collected materials down to the minimum.

  • Dissolve, filter and polymerize: Melting down the shredded polyester and ridding them of previous dyes through a chemical recycling process.

  • Melt, spin, knit and sew: The melting allows the newly produced polymers to become ready to be spun and sewn into shape to create RE:FIBRE fabric.

 

In 2024, official PUMA football replica jerseys, including those for the Euro and Copa América tournaments, will be manufactured using RE:FIBRE recycled materials that were made of old garments and factory waste, rather than only recycled plastic bottles.

 

The company’s plan is to have 100% of product polyester coming from textile waste. “Rethinking the way we produce and moving towards a more circular business model is one of the main priorities of our sustainability strategy,” commented Anne-Laure Descours, Chief Sourcing Officer.


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