Why polyester?

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"The Earth is flat"; "The moon has a dark side"; "We only use 10% of our brain". These are just some of the thousands of myths perpetuated over time and categorically refuted by science. Polyester, so often devalued, is a raw material of excellence. Let's look at the facts:

- Polyester is a recyclable raw material;

- Durability is one of its main characteristics;

- It guarantees significant water savings (producing one tonne of polyester consumes 110 times less water than, for example, cotton);

- In the production of polyester fibre, waste is residual;

- It requires a simplified spinning process, ensuring lower energy consumption;

- In terms of finishing and dyeing, polyester is a unique product that requires fewer procedures;

- It is a fibre with good resistance and which supports the most complex manufacturing processes;

- It guarantees an excellent performance, especially in the preservation of the piece and colour maintenance;

- Comfort, breathability and protection against ultraviolet radiation are possible technical characteristics;

- Polyester enables a fair and competitive final price.

At Riopele, a company founded in 1927, responsible for 1039 jobs, which exports over 95% of its production to more than 30 markets, we demystify myths from day one.