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Sewfree & seam sealing tapes get bluesign certificate
Oct '11
Bemis Associates Inc, the leading manufacturer of heat seal films for the Apparel and Footwear industries, recently announced it has achieved bluesign certification for its portfolio of Sewfree adhesive films and seam sealing tapes. Bemis recently completed important steps towards fulfilling its corporate and social responsibility, requiring permanent screening of both its supply chain and its manufactured products.

All process stages in the company, including raw materials and supplies, are evaluated using strict compliance criteria, and Bemis is proud to announce that these criteria are continuously achieved by the company. This places the company on an elite list of certified raw material and component suppliers committed to following the most stringent, environmentally-friendly standards without compromising functionality or quality.

Steve Howard, President and CEO of Bemis, commented "Bemis designs, develops, and delivers the widest range and largest volumes of waterproofing seam tapes and apparel and construction adhesive films in the industry today. Our customers are global brands who are committed to the environment and to every element of the global supply chain.

We are aligned with our customers in our commitment to the environment and are pleased to conclude this formal certification by bluesign technologies ag as a very visible confirmation of our continuous commitment to the environment and to our customers."

Bemis seam sealing tapes and Sewfree adhesive films are semi-finished goods often used in the manufacturing of apparel and gear. According to Stefan Schlosser of bluesign technologies ag these newly certified products complement the increasing list of bluesign approved fabrics, insulations, trims and other materials used in the textile industry which enable brands to launch final products carrying the "bluesign product" label giving proof of the compliance with the bluesign standard.

Bemis Associates Inc Bemis is a worldwide, leading manufacturer of heat activated film adhesives, waterproofing seam tapes and custom films for many industries including apparel, footwear, automotive and consumer electronics. Bemis specializes in engineering films and adhesives for use with all types of substrates and offers sales, distribution and technical support around the globe.

bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign standard has been adopted by different worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign standard and endorse it as bluesign supporters. Several well-known brands of the sporting goods and fashion industry benefit as bluesign members of the extensive knowledge of bluesign technologies. In 2008, SGS has acquired a 50 % stake in bluesign technologies ag and increased the share to 80% in 2011.

Bemis Associates Inc

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