Materials Science

Applied DNA Sciences collaborates with GHCL and RIL for recycled PET bedding products

Applied DNA Sciences will collaborate with Indian home textiles company GHCL and Reliance Industries to launch CertainT verified recycled PET (rPET) bedding products at New York Home Fashions week from March 19 to 22, it said.

Fully source-verified, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET post-consumer) is the clear plastic best known for packaging bottled water, and is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. GHCL will use Applied DNA’s CertainT platform in connection with PET- and/or recycled PET-blended bed sheets, pillowcases, and shams sold in-store or online in the United States. RIL is collaborating with GHCL and Applied DNA as the preferred fibre-manufacturing partner to use the CertainT platform for authenticity of recycled PET in bed sheets, pillowcases, and shams.

Hemant Sharma, Sector Head – Polyester, RIL said RIL has created a complete circle from creation of PET resin for making bottles, collection of discarded PET bottles, and converting them to Recron Green Gold Eco Friendly Polyester fibres for use by the downstream textile value chain that converts the fibres in to apparel and home textiles. These fibres and tow demonstrate the lowest carbon footprint number and meet the most stringent environmental criteria for being a green fibre, he said.

“Consistent with global sustainability and the circular economy, we provide the first fully source-verified recycled PET bedding product line using CertainT, Applied DNA’s proprietary traceability system that tags, tests, tracks the original r-PET pellets to finished products,” said Manu Kapur, President and CEO of GHCL Home Textiles. “We produce a wide range of synthetic yarns from polyester, viscose and other high-end yarns which now utilize the CertainT system for full traceability. The ability to source and buy CertainT yarns made from verified recycled PET fibre is a unique offering that GHCL can provide to customers globally.”

“CertainT can tag every single fibre and verify them through a defined and secure supply chain through systematic sampling, testing and tracking,” said Dr James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA.