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™ Production
ROICA™ strive to reduce environmental impact by constantly reviewing operations at every stage, from the selection of raw materials to the production process and the sales of the yarn.
  • Reuse of cooling water(100%)
  • Pollution prevention soil and groundwater
  • Prevention of air pollution
  • Reduction of VOC emissions
  • Energy conservation by using more energy efficient equipment and improvement of renewable energy ratio
  • Reuse of materials and equipment
  • In house recycle of raw materials
  • Minimization of waste = Recycling
  • Recycling rate of over 99%(at factories in Japan,Germany and China)
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.

Plants Certification

ROICA’s global expansion factories and unique functional stretch yarns have been awarded various certification.


ISO 9001: Quality management system (Japan/Germany/China/Thailand)

ISO 14001: Environmental management system (Japan/Germany/China/Thailand)

ISO 50001: Energy management system (Germany)

OHSAS 18001: Quality and environmental systems (Thailand)

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

Yarn Certification

ROICA™ is certified as OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100, Class1.


Safety certification for textile products

  • *Class1 certification is the product for babies and children up to the age of 36 months.

ROICA Eco-Smart™ family yarn certification

Global Recycled Standard
ROICA™ EF(German Plant)
Cradle to Cradle in Material Health Gold Level Certificate
ROICA™ V550(German Plant)