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Freudenberg introduces Eco-Check label for sustainability

Jan '21
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Freudenberg Performance Materials has now begun using the Eco-Check label to identify particularly sustainable products within its portfolio. The label helps customers to quickly and clearly identify sustainable products. Freudenberg Performance Materials is a global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and applications.

“Freudenberg products bearing the Eco-Check label meet demanding criteria in at least one of four categories namely, saving resources, eco-efficiency for customers, reduced environmental impact at the end of the product’s life, or extended durability,” according to a press release by Freudenberg.

A Freudenberg product bearing the Eco-Check label fulfils at least one of the four demanding environmental aspects. Manufacturing process saves resources; it improves the manufacturing footprint of our customers; it is recyclable, biodegradable, or can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner after use; and certain features contribute to a long service life of the product, the company said in a media statement.

Many of Freudenberg’s products bearing the Eco-Check label contain a high proportion of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), derived for example from plastic bottles. In this case, the most important environmental advantage is the reduction in CO2 emissions. Typical examples of products offering this benefit are carpet backings and components for shoes and clothing, including comfortemp materials. Increased durability, raw material savings, and improved eco-efficiency for customers are the main features of numerous Evolon fabrics, which are used by consumers in the form of bed linen, bath towels and reusable cleaning cloths, for example.

The Eco-Check label also demonstrates the significant sustainability advantage of a small number of manufacturing and processing steps for a particular healthcare product: a hydrophilic PU foam with a direct coating of silicone adhesives, which is used in modern wound care.

“The Eco-Check label quickly and accurately indicates to our customers at a glance that the relevant product offers a significant advantage in terms of environmental protection compared to our standard products or those of our competitors,” John McNabb, CTO Freudenberg Performance Materials said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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