Universal Fibers' Thrive Nylon 6 Achieves C2C Certified Silver & Gold

Bristol, VA, January 30, 2024-Universal Fibers announced that Thrive matter nylon 6 fiber has achieved a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at Silver and Gold levels, as verified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. 

This is the first such certificate to be issued to any fiber under the Institute’s new Version 4 standard. Across all industries and categories only 74 products have received Version 4 certification to date.

As described in the Cradle to Cradle Certified (C2C Certified®) Product Standard Version 4.0, Material Health certification indicates that “Chemicals and materials used in the product are selected to prioritize the protection of human health and the environment, generating a positive impact on the quality of materials available for future use and cycling.” 

To meet these levels of certification, 100% of the materials that comprise Thrive® matter nylon 6 fiber have been assessed and found to be optimized for material health both in terms of optimal substances it does contain, undesirable substances it does not contain, and its emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This assessment also serve as the foundation for a material health optimization strategy to further improve material health over time.