NEW YORK – US-based molecular textile tagging business, Applied DNA Sciences, has announced a new agreement with Ganesha, the largest recycled polyester (rPET) fibre producer in India. Ganesha will use ADNAS’ molecular tagging solutions to map the lifecycle of its materials as they move through supply chains.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ganesha will use 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 US.
The collaboration will provide brands and textile manufacturers with a solution to support their sustainability goals for rPET and confirm raw material authenticity at all stages of the textile value chain.
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 fiber and verify product-related sustainability claims,” said Mr. B.P. Sultania, joint president of Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.
Since entering the rPET business in 1994, Ganesha has pioneered the manufacturing of rPET fiber and rPET yarn from post-consumer PET bottle scrap under the leadership and vision of Chairman Shri Shyam Sunder Sharmma. The company is the largest producer of rPET fiber, 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 non-woven 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.