EASTMAN AVRA™ PERFORMANCE FIBERS—DRY TIME


Avra™ keeps you comfortable with superior wicking speed and exceptional dry times. That’s performance you can feel.

 

HIGH TECH, NOT HIGH HASSLE

Avra™ proprietary bicomponent spinning technology enables a unique combination of fiber size, shape, and performance.


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Used PET bottles are collected and chopped.

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Chopped bottles are melted into little pellets.

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Pellets are extruded into ultra-thin polyester fibers that are held together by a proprietary polymer.

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Using conventional equipment, these bi-component fibers can then be knit or woven into fabrics.

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The polymer disperses in the hot water scouring process, leaving behind unique, ribbon-like microfibers.

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The result is a distinctly silky fabric that keeps you drier and more comfortable than ever before using 100% post-consumer recycled PET.

 

UNCONVENTIONAL SHAPE. UNCOMMON PERFORMANCE.

Due to their size and unique shape, Avra™ fibers are significantly more flexible than standard polyester. This creates fabrics that are noticeably softer. The flat, ribbon-like shape also provides performance advantages like faster wicking speeds, faster dry times, and a cool-to-the-touch sensation you have to feel to believe.


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Commercially available microfiber ~8–10 µm diameter

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Eastman Avra™ shaped fiber ~2.5 x 18 µm

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Commercially available shaped fiber

 

SUSTAINABILITY AT EASTMAN


At Eastman, sustainability is about creating value. We believe a truly sustainable company is one that creates significantly more value in the world than the resources it uses.

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