An inside view of a GESL factory. Pic: Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (ADNAS). a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing and nucleic acid-based technologies, has signed a mutual collaboration agreement with Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd. (GESL), the largest recycled polyester (rPET) fibre producer in India, to tag an initial pilot production of rPET at GESL’s facilities.Having 3 production facilities in north India, GESL has over 300-plus customers, 250-plus suppliers, and 500-plus product variants. The company produces a wide range of RPSF in white, black and dope dyed colours in solid and hollow conjugated suitable for yarn spinning, nonwovens and fibre fill applications.Under the terms of the agreement, Ganesha will deploy the CertainT platform, Applied DNA’s traceability system, to tag an initial pilot production of rPET at Ganesha’s facilities in India and conduct confirmatory samples testing at Applied DNA’s laboratories in India and the U.S. The collaboration between the two companies will provide brands and textile manufacturers with a trusted solution to support their sustainability goals for rPET and confirm raw material authenticity at all stages of the textile value chain.Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (ADNAS). a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing and nucleic acid-based technologies, has signed a mutual collaboration agreement with Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd. (GESL), the largest recycled polyester (rPET) fibre producer in India, to tag an initial pilot production of rPET at GESL’s facilities.The agreement enables Ganesha to introduce and apply CertainT-verified rPET to provide assurance for the raw material with textile and apparel customers. Ganesha will also employ Applied DNA’s recently introduced SigNature T-100 tracer system that enables rPET source material to be quantified in polyester blends by the CertainT platform. SigNature T-100 is a proprietary molecular-based tracer system used to identify, analyse, and verify rPET, polypropylene, acrylic, and potentially other man-made materials for claims of both identification and quantification of the raw material tagged and subsequently spun into yarn for various textile products.“Traceability has now added more authenticity and credibility to the entire textile supply chain and is becoming an integral part of the recycling process. With Applied DNA and CertainT, our customers can now trust in the original tagged synthetic fibre and verify product-related sustainability claims,” said BP Sultania, joint president of Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.Since entering the rPET business in 1994, Ganesha has pioneered the manufacturing of rPET fibre and rPET yarn from post-consumer PET bottle scrap under the leadership and vision of Chairman Shyam Sunder Sharmma. The company is the largest producer of rPET fibre, spun yarn, and dyed filament with a cumulative capacity of 118,800 metric tons per annum in India. Ganesha’s rPET products are components in the manufacture of textiles, such as t-shirts, body warmers, functional textiles such as nonwoven air filter fabric, geo textiles, carpets, and car upholstery, and fillings for pillows, duvets, and toys.“CertainT provides brands and manufacturers with a real strategic advantage that is truly sustainable, traceable and trusted. Our India and Asia-based support teams for recycled PET and other polymers facilitate CertainT’s commercial scale-up and integration into customers’ supply chain,” said Dr. James A Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RKS)