YKK Corporation announces the launch of GreenRise™, a new plant-derived zipper.
The launch of this product signals YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products aimed at contributing to a sustainable society.
GreenRise™ replaces polyester made from conventional fossil fuels with a plant-based material, thereby reducing fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the product cycle. The plant-derived polyester used is made from molasses, the by-product generated in the sugar production process.
Type: Coil Fastener
Color development: YKK Global Color
Sales launch: June 2019
(1) Reduction in fossil fuel consumption
(2) Reduction in CO2 emissions
(3) Effective use of by-products
* Petroleum-based ethylene glycol, which accounts for about 30% of the components constituting the PET (polyester), has been replaced with plant-based ethylene glycol.
For more information visit: https://www.ykkfastening.com/sustainability/environmental.html