Fibertex nonwovens obtain a certificate of sustainable origin
Fibertex, world leader in technical nonwovens, is the first company in its industry to obtain Sustainable Origin Certification – a program created in 2013 for the footwear sector – valid for all its product lines.
“This recognition is the end result of several sustainable initiatives and a consistent program of investment in technology and innovation over the past few years, ranging from lower impact levels in manufacturing processes to a program of traceability of recyclable raw materials”, emphasizes Carlos Benatto, Fibertex´ president.
Brazil occupies a prominent position in the global footwear industry and the sustainable origin program aims to guide companies in the sector towards a high level of ESG performance, following international best practices based on economic, environmental indices , social and cultural, and on managing for sustainability.
Nonwovens are particularly important for the footwear industry. In addition to their durability and versatility, they offer consistent weights, surfaces, and thicknesses (allowing better manufacturing control), superior finish (with a fraying-free, cleaner, and more precise cut) and easy to use. full of materials with reduced waste generation.
Fibertex has also excelled in the industry by developing FiberReset, a high performance nonwoven extracted from PET bottle fibers, meeting the challenge of creating a 100% recycled product that combines superior performance with an endless range of finishing possibilities. , which is a staple in shoemaking, both in fashion and sports.
“Through our long experience in the industry, we have developed an effective and reliable choice for manufacturers to meet their goals of increased use of recyclable materials in footwear compositions,” adds Nivea. Furlan, Fibertex sales. and Marketing Director.