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Solvay enters agreement to produce 'smart' nylon-based yarn

8:08 AM MST | February 5, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Solvay's subsidiary Rhodia, and Premiere Fibers Inc. (Ansonville, NC), have agreed jointly to launch a nylon-based "smart yarn" that reduces the appearance of cellulite and makes skin look smoother and more youthful when regularly worn for six hours or more, the companies announced. Premiere Fibers is one of two business units within Universal Fiber Systems (Bristol, VA). The product will be registered under the Emana brand. The companies say they will accelerate the product's development in the United States and Canada. The bioactive crystals embedded...

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