benefits of CRAiLAR fiber

CRAiLAR brings a new level of performance and eco-responsibility to established brands. Incorporating CRAiLAR fiber into your textile or non-woven application provides a host of benefits over other natural and synthetic fibers.

Performance

Non-woven:

•    Greater absorbency than Tencel, Viscose, and Polyester
•    Absorbs oil and water 20% faster than competing fibers
•    Superior wet strength
•    Cloth-like hand feel

Textile and footwear:

•    Enhanced moisture management – naturally wicking
•    Improved abrasion resistance
•    Unchanged garment hand feel and drape
•    No static, pilling, or lint problems
•    Unlike linen, CRAiLAR is machine wash/dryable without being wrinkle prone
•    Improved dye uptake

Ease of Integration:

•    Requires no equipment modification – runs on existing non-woven and textile knitting and spinning platforms
•    CRAiLAR can produce to your specifications, providing bulk fiber, cut staple, non-woven substrate, spun yarn, or even fabric – natural color, bleached, or dyed
•    CRAiLAR fibers are easily blended with any and all other textile fibers without affecting the hand-feel of the garment

Sustainability

•    Bast fibers are among the most environmentally favorable crops on the planet
•    Grow in cool climates without the use of irrigation
•    The need for chemical inputs is very low – just a fraction of other annual textile crops
•    Bast fibers produce both food and fiber – seeds of hemp and flax are widely consumed in food and industrial industries
•    Fiber in some cases is a by-product
•    CRAiLAR is proud to have multiple third-party designations that rank CRAiLAR fiber as one of the top sustainable fibers available.
•    Compostable, USDA 100% BioPreferred, Leed Certified

 

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CRAiLAR delivers success by continuing to innovate in agronomics, decortication, processing, integration and product development.

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