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Fulgar conducts Life Cycle Assessment for sustainability
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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)

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