Spain: Circularity Eastman Expands Capacity at Barcelona Site

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Eastman has plans to increase its capacity by 30 % by 2021 and 50 % plus by 2022 in order to produce Naia cellulosic yarn at its Barcelona site in Spain. The move has been undertaken due to the increasing demand for sustainable fibers.

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The expansion will support new brand adoptions of Naia.
The expansion will support new brand adoptions of Naia.
(Source: Eastman Chemical Company)

Barcelona/Spain – To serve the rapidly growing customer demand, Eastman is increasing its capacity to produce the Naia filament yarn at its Barcelona, S.L., site by 30 % by mid-2021 and more than 50 % by the end of 2022.

“The growing importance of sustainability and circularity as key market drivers is accelerating the adoption of sustainable fibers. As a result, the Naia cellulosic filament yarn is gaining a lot of traction among our customers,” said Burt A. Capel, Eastman vice president and general manager of fibers.

“Our vision is to make sustainable fashion accessible to all, and we have a very committed team at our Barcelona site actively working to bring this expansion onstream as soon as possible to serve our customers across the globe,” Capel added.

The expansion will support new brand adoptions of Naia in womenswear fashion, where there is a growing demand for sustainable fibers.

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