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US' INDA lunches new site to showcase sustainability initiatives

06 Oct '22
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Nonwoven and engineered material companies have come together to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to reducing environmental impact and advancing sustainability. To highlight the industry's successes, INDA is showcasing these advances and has invited several other industry players to contribute their sustainability accomplishments on a new website.

The site features examples of exceptional sustainability initiatives by nonwoven and engineered material companies around the world and across the supply chain in the categories of sustainable innovation – making intentional changes to generate long-term social and environmental benefits; responsible sourcing – using materials that are primarily bio-based or from feedstocks drawing on regenerative, and/or sustainable agriculture principles to advance circularity or returning the product into the supply chain after use and responsible end-of-life solutions – incorporating materials that are either recyclable or biodegradable.

From recyclable packaging, biodegradable fibres and sustainable materials to innovative technologies, manufacturing methods and scientific advancements, companies in this sector are making an important difference in environmental efficiency.

Featured companies include Bast Fibre Tech (BFT), Procter & Gamble (P&G) , Dow, Berry Global, PFNonwovens, Reifenhäuser, Rockline, Lenzing, Fibertex, Owens & Minor, Southeast Nonwovens, Spuntech and Natureworks.

The new initiative advances one of INDA’s key strategic pillars to educate consumers, policymakers and other stakeholders about the industry, the benefits of nonwoven and engineered materials and the social consciousness of this industry, said INDA's president Tony Fragnito.

“Nonwoven and engineered material companies are playing pivotal roles in advancing sustainability on all fronts. We are pleased to raise awareness about their progress and create a forum where innovators can share their successes,” he said.

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