Hyosung Creora® Bio-based Spandex Receives Global SGS Certification for the First Time

Latest News: On July 26, 2022, Hyosung Corporation, the world’s largest spandex manufacturer and the world’s first developer to commercialize bio-based spandex, was awarded the Standard Global Services (SGS) ), which guarantees that creora® bio-based spandex is made from plant material and is produced in a harmless and eco-friendly environment. SGS is a leading inspection and verification company recognized worldwide for providing international standards of quality and reliability.

Hyosung’s creora® bio-based spandex is made by replacing 30% of petroleum-based resources with bio-based raw materials extracted from industrial corn (also known as dent corn). According to a recent third-party Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the production of creora® bio-based spandex reduces the carbon footprint by 23% compared to the production of regular spandex.

In addition, the sustainably grown raw materials used to make this fiber are grown by farmers who aim to protect the land, air and water and measure their efforts.

Mike Hyosung Global Textile Marketing Director
“Brands are looking to build a deeper connection and trust with consumers who care about the environmental impact of the products they love. As a sustainable textile solutions provider, for us, creora® It is important that bio-based spandex is certified so that our brand partners can maintain consumer loyalty through this verification.”

creora® bio-based spandex combines perfectly with other bio-derived natural fibers and bio-derived synthetic fibers for all textile applications in sportswear, ready-to-wear and casual wear. It provides the same stretch quality and recovery as Hyosung’s creora® Powerfit spandex.

According to Mike Simko, Hyosung is planning to launch creora® bio-based spandex made from 100% bio-based materials in the future.