Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Fulgar conducts Life Cycle Assessment for sustainability
Fulgar conducts Life Cycle Assessment for sustainability
13
Oct '16
Fulgar, manufacturer of nylon and covered yarns, has conducted the environmental impact assessment of the whole process of its product production with the accredited scientific method LCA - Life Cycle Assessment, internationally standardised by the ISO 14040 and 14044 standards, as a step towards enhancement of the ecosystem for sustainability.

Through LCA, it is possible to determine the scale of the impact generated as a result of releases into the environment and the extent of the consumption of resources resulting from production activity. In particular, for Fulgar, the production stages of three specific products were examined: the Fulgar Nylon 6,6 yarn, a fibre obtained though the standard production cycle and two yarns that represent Fulgar's innovation and textile research more than any other: Q-NOVA and EVO. Subjecting these three types of polyamide fibres to the analysis of the lifecycle (from the production of raw materials to the texturing stage) helps obtaining an overall assessment of the entire. This takes all variables into account such as technologies, materials, and processes.

The data examined in the LCA report refers to annual production and considers “inflows” such as the consumption of water, electricity and renewable energy sources and “outflows” such as products and coproducts, waste water, air emissions, waste production, and transport. All the process stages for which it was possible to carry out data collection relate to the production of 1 kg of PA 6.6 textured yarn. The results obtained from the analysis of the three Fulgar products have made it possible to compare the polyamide fibres Nylon 6,6, EVO, and QNOVA with other categories of fibres and yarns, highlighting the real advantage in terms of reduced environmental impact.

Alan Garosi, Fulgar's marketing manager said, “The data collection and analysis of all the life stages of the product, a process which characterises LCA study, allows us to consider and improve our strategy, both in terms of the environment and production performance, and also offers us the possibility to give a clear and precise vision of the environmental impact of our yarns to the final brands and large distribution chains.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2017

DuPont launches new stretchable electronic inks, films

DuPont Advanced Materials has announced availability of its newest...

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2017

Clariant, Huntsman present update on planned merger

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have presented a first update on...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2017

Columbia Sportswear posts Q2 2017 net sales of $398.9 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has recorded net sales of $398.9 million...

Interviews View All

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X