A Conversation with Mr. Hemant Sharma, Sector Head – Polyester, RIL Founded by the visionary Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) stands tall as India’s largest private sector company, with its headquarters in Mumbai. The diverse business portfolio of RIL spans hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, advanced materials and composites, renewables (solar and hydrogen), retail, and digital services. Notably, RIL is the first Indian private sector company to secure a place in Fortune’s Global 500 list, currently holding the 88th position in 2023. It also ranks 45th in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings for 2023, the highest among Indian companies. Recognized among the world’s best companies to work with, RIL takes the lead for Indian companies in Forbes’ World’s Best Employers for 2022. Additionally, it is featured in LinkedIn’s “Top Companies 2023: The 25 Best Workplaces To Grow Your Career In India.” Products & Solutions Reliance’s decades-long experience in polyesters and textiles, coupled with globally renowned R&D capabilities, sets the company apart. The commitment to innovation, stringent quality standards, and certifications ensure that groundbreaking fiber solutions from Recron® and HEXaREL™ reshape textile applications, setting new benchmarks for efficiency, comfort, and sustainability. Under the renowned brand names Recron®, Recron® Fiberfill, Recron® 3s, and HEXaREL™, Reliance offers a diverse product portfolio catering to industry needs. The product lineup includes: Recron® Fiberfill Green EcoGold – CiCLO Inside: Redefining eco-friendly fiber solutions, this polyester fiber is biodegradable under specific environmental conditions, contributing to a circular economy. Sourced from 100% recycled post-consumer PET bottles, it offers excellent fibrefill with recovery and biodegrades at rates akin to natural fibers. Traceability in the value chain underscores Recron®’s commitment to sustainability and circularity. Recron® Fiberfill: Low-Shrinkage: Engineered for high strength, low heat shrinkage, and exceptional heat resistance, this innovative polyester fiber is an ideal choice for applications requiring durability and reliability. With ultra-low shrinkage, it suits hot air nonwoven filters, industrial nonwoven filters, and washable pillows in healthcare settings. EcoTherm ™: A high-bulk, eco-friendly engineered fiber designed for superior thermal insulation, quick-drying capabilities, and lightweight comfort. With deep-dyed color brilliance, GRS certification, and exceptional resilience, EcoTherm ™ combines sustainability and performance. Recron® Max-cover: Specially engineered for nonwoven solutions, this fiber boasts ultra-high filtration efficiency, acoustic enhancement, and lightweight properties. Suitable for various applications, it offers enhanced insulation, thermal performance, and bonding capabilities. HEXaREL™ Fibrefill: A next-generation smart multifunctional polyester offering outstanding insulation performance with additional benefits like heat retention, odor control, thermoregulation, virus resistance, and anti-static properties. HEXaREL™: An additive solution imparting six functional properties, HEXaREL™ revolutionizes fabric performance across various applications, from apparel to home textiles. Reliance’s decades-long experience in polyesters and textiles, coupled with globally renowned R&D capabilities, sets the company apart. The commitment to innovation, stringent quality standards, and certifications ensure that groundbreaking fiber solutions from Recron® and HEXaREL™ reshape textile applications, setting new benchmarks for efficiency, comfort, and sustainability. Heimtextil 2024 Participating in leading trade and business events, including Heimtextil, allows Reliance to showcase new solutions, support customers in downstream industries, and communicate product developments and applications. The company looks forward to engaging with professionals in the home textiles segment, exploring collaborations, partnerships, and advancements for the global industry. Envisioning a Bright Future for the Textile Industry Mr. Hemant Sharma expresses optimism about the future growth of the textile industry globally. As customers increasingly seek innovative, sustainable, and high-performance solutions, Reliance’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of fiber technology positions them at the forefront of this growth trajectory. The company anticipates robust demand and widespread adoption of their advanced fiber solutions as downstream industries prioritize efficiency, functionality, and environmental responsibility.