Fibers & Textiles


Responsibility & Sustainability

Responsibility & Sustainability

Creating Smart Innovation

Creating Smart Innovation

ROICA™ Premium Stretch Fiber of speciality yarns are made by Asahi Kasei. The company’s investment in its global production at sites around the world respects and follows the many regional differences for local rules and certifications, while still delivering consistent ethical qualities to consumers.

This is thanks to its leading market strategy and trusted Japanese research system of investment in people, machinery and technology to focus on being smarter offering more sustainable stretch yarns that match their customer’s desires. This strategy anticipates a new generation of performance, tailored to deliver all that is promised, wanted or needed. Clothes and fabrics with ROICA™ inside will keep their shape, enhance and support fit, while keeping you feeling fresh and colour matched flawlessly, at the same time delivering a new and growing offer in eco -sustainable options with values.

A better future for all

A better future for all

ROICA™ is the premium stretch fiber, rewriting performance and values for clothing, respecting both people and the environment.

Sustainability of Asahi Kasei
The mission of the Asahi Kasei Group is to continue proactively contributing to the world as a leader in solving social issues, carrying on the commitment we have had since the founding of our company.
ROICA Speciality Yarn
ROICA Eco-Smart™ family is a unique, certified, eco high tech offer, able to meet responsible business needs and contemporary consumer desires for the modern wardrobe.
Highlights of ROICA™ Sustainability
Climate Action

In the ROICA™ business, we target 50% or greater reduction of GHG emissions (compared to FY2013) by 2030.
To achieve this target, the ROICA™ business has laid out the following measures to address climate change as we stay committed to the reduction of GHG emissions.

  • LCA

  • Equipment Investment
    - for energy reduction -

  • Low Environmental Energy Impact

  • GHG Emission Reduction
    - for Scope 3 -

Environmental Action

The production of fibers entails the generation of waste, wastewater, exhaust air and other emissions.
For ROICA™, we control these emissions in an effort to promote their recycling and check their spillage outside the premises.

  • Zero Emissions

    Recycling wastes

    Reusing raw materials

  • Wastewater Management

    Reusing cooling water (100%)

    Preventing soil and groundwater pollution

  • Exhaust Management

    Curbing air pollution

    Curbing VOC emissions

  • Management of Chemical Substances

    Curbing chemicals emissions

Social Interaction

For ROICA™, we place importance on social interaction in all business activities.
We will fulfill our corporate social responsibility through activities such as building healthy relations with the supply chain and local communities and respecting human rights and diversity.

Corporate Social Responsibility

For ROICA™, we follow the standards defined by Asahi Kasei Group in engaging in our business activities.

  • Complying with
    security trade control
    Observing fair trade

  • Management

  • Educational activities

  • Fundamental human rights and diversity

Supply Chain Management

  • Procurement of raw materials

  • Technical services

Contribution to Local Communities and Communications

  • Local communities

  • Protecting ecosystems

  • Supporting activities

Research and Development

ROICA™ has variety ranges of yarns with many different functions including sustainable yarns.
Developed with advanced technologies, the premium stretch fiber continues to contribute by shifting to a sustainable society.

Development of degradable stretch fiber


Development of recycled stretch fiber


Mass Balance Approach in bio-derived raw material and renewable energy (electricity).


Plants Certification









ISO 9001 : Quality management system

ISO 14001 : Environmental management system

ISO 45001 : Occupational health and safety management system

  • *The certification vary depending on the factory and yarn.
  • *Labelling of fabrics and products must be in compliance rules of each certifying organization respectively .

Certification for ROICA™ yarn


Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class1
Class1 certification is the product for babies and children up to the age of 36 months.
〈 Japan・China・Taiwan 〉
〈 Thailand 〉
Recycled Claim Standard(RCS)
Verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a product
CG700094〈 Thailand 〉
Certified by Clean Globe


Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class1
Class1 certification is the product for babies and children up to the age of 36 months.
〈 Japan 〉
〈 Thailand 〉


Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class1
Class1 certification is the product for babies and children up to the age of 36 months.
〈 Japan 〉

Assesses the safety,
circularity and responsibility
of materials

〈 Japan 〉

ROICA™ / M804

Fossil resources saving product