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A new alternative to cotton from RIL; R|Elan Cotluk

RIL offers a smarter and more economical alternative to cotton in terms of efficiency with R|Elan™ Cotluk.

Engin Buz
Engin Buz
After graduating from the Department of Journalism in the Faculty of Communication at Ankara University, Mr. Engin Buz completed his master's degree in Yıldız Technical University's Department of Political Science and International Relations. In 2000, he began his career as a reporter working in various publishing companies and he has prepared culture-art and economic news. Working as an editor in publications for the textile industry since 2009, Buz has started to work at Textilegence established in 2013. Engin Buz is currently preparing business news for the textile and digital printing industries prominently.

India-based integrated polyester manufacturer Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has produced a smarter alternative to cotton with the R|Elan™ Cotluk fabric it has developed as a result of extensive R&D studies. Cotton is used as a key raw material for the textile industry, although it brings with it some major challenges such as low productivity and volatile price fluctuations. While the impact of wide price fluctuations has a negative impact on both the textile value chain and the end consumers, consumers today are looking for garments that offer value and provide them to achieve their style goals at an economical price. Considering the volatility in access to cotton, R|Elan™ Cotluk, offering a superior alternative with cotton-like attributes, fills an important gap in the industry.

R|Elan™ Cotluk is now available in staple fibre and filament yarn form, exhibiting a cotton-like look and feel along as well as an ever-lasting matte appearance. The fabric, offering a cotton-like look and feel, becomes an apt alternative as it is a perfect material for making high-quality knits and woven apparel across categories like casual knits, denims and formal wear. R|Elan™ Cotluk also has features like high strength, durability and easy care.

A new alternative to cotton from RIL; R|Elan Cotluk

RIL responds to consumers’ sustainable demands

RIL, keeping in mind the ever-increasing consumer demand for sustainable products, also produces R|Elan™ Cotluk from the recycling of 100% post-consumer used PET bottles as R|Elan™ GreenGold Cotluk. Cotluk is also available in the home textile category under the Recron® Cotluk brand, which can be used across various applications such as bedsheets, cushion covers, curtains and towels.

R|Elan™ fabric portfolio, which consistently offers smart fabric solutions using extensive technical know-how and the latest technology, consists of products grouped under different categories. Among these are; GreenGold (recycled from 100% post-consumer used PET bottles), EcoGold (advanced sustainable technology that reduces the persistence of textile waste in the environment) under the ‘Sustainability’ section; Kooltex (rapid moisture management functionality that keeps the garment cool and dry), AirTherm (thermal insulation functionality enables the garment to keep the wearer warm and comfortable) and AllClima (inherent dual functionality enables all year comfort) under the ‘Hi-Performance’ section; FeelFresh (antimicrobial fabric that reduces bacterial growth and inhibits bad odour) under ‘Wellness’ section.


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