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US' PFN appoints Tonny de Beer as chief sustainability officer

Dec '21
Tonny de Beer Pic: LinkedIn
Tonny de Beer Pic: LinkedIn
PFNonwovens (PFN), a leading global producer of customised nonwoven fabrics, has announced the appointment of Tonny de Beer as the new chief sustainability officer at PFN which is in addition to his responsibilities as chief product and technology officer. This appointment reflects PFN’s renewed and increased commitment to its core mission.

The innovative solutions by PFN provide unrivalled levels of wellness and protection which improve people’s lives while building a more sustainable world, the company said in a media release.

Cedric Ballay, CEO of PFN, said: “In the last year PFN has made significant strides towards the development of more sustainable nonwoven fabrics, including 100 per cent bio-sourced materials and the commercialisation of materials with a very high level of recycled polymers. In parallel to the product innovation side, we are steadily softening our environmental footprint. Importantly, our site in Znojmo has fully converted to 100 per cent renewable energy and was ISCC+ certified early this year to supply mass-balanced materials to the market. This appointment is an important step to drive even faster progress for PFN’s sustainability programme.”

“I am honoured and humbled by the trust that Cedric and the other members of the leadership team have put in me and my team to lead this effort. As a leading member of the hygiene nonwoven industry, it is imperative that PFN develops the technical nonwoven solutions that maintain the quality that consumers count on for hygiene and medical products, but in a fundamentally more sustainable way. At the same time, we need to make several step-changes to our infrastructure and work with our supply chain to become carbon-net neutral,” said Tonny de Beer.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)

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