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.
Used PET bottles are collected and chopped.
Chopped bottles are melted into little pellets.
Pellets are extruded into ultra-thin polyester fibers that are held together by a proprietary polymer.
Using conventional equipment, these bi-component fibers can then be knit or woven into fabrics.
The polymer disperses in the hot water scouring process, leaving behind unique, ribbon-like microfibers.
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.
Commercially available microfiber ~8–10 µm diameter
Eastman Avra™ shaped fiber ~2.5 x 18 µm
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.