Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Comforel Bath Rug Fibers bags EPP certification
Comforel Bath Rug Fibers bags EPP certification
22
Sep '10
INVISTA S.à r.l., global manufacturer of polymers and fibers including STAINMASTER and ANTRON carpet fibers, was granted Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification for its Comforel bath rug fibers under the expanded standard by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a recognized third-party expert in environmental certification.

EPP certification is important to INVISTA and to its customers because such products are defined by U.S. Executive Order 13101 (replaced by EO 13423) as products that have a lesser or reduced effect on the environment when compared to competitive products that serve the same purpose.

Jorge Vizcaya, business manager for rugs for INVISTA's Performance Surfaces & Materials business said, “The implementation of our proprietary Macro Bulk Technology has resulted in significant improvements in energy efficiency by increasing the bulk of a yarn bundle providing the same coverage and tactile appearance at lower weights. By reducing the amount of fiber required to make bath rugs, manufacturers can produce them using fewer resources, which SCS has now confirmed, benefits the environment.”

SCS president Stanley Rhodes, PhD, supported Vizcaya by saying, “Without compromising quality, bath rugs made with INVISTA's material now require significantly less fiber. Compared to INVISTA's historically produced fiber, the fiber utilizing Macro Bulk Technology demonstrates an environmental benefit and qualifies as an Environmentally Preferable Product. Specifically, the nylon 6,6 bath rug fibers made by INVISTA have reduced impacts in global greenhouse gas loading, non-renewable energy resource depletion, oceanic acidification, ground level ozone exposure and particulate matter exposure.”

The EPP certification, performed under the recently revised Standard SCS-002, is a complex evaluation using advanced life cycle analysis (LCA) metrics that quantifies the human health and environmental impacts associated with a product across the product life cycle. To achieve EPP certification status, products must demonstrate reduced impact compared to a reference baseline. For Comforel bath rug fiber, the SCS Environmentally Preferable Product evaluation used a baseline of INVISTA's historic production, which was determined from data provided by INVISTA for the manufacture of unbulked fiber in 2004.

INVISTA believes that the EPP certification can help to provide consumers with added confidence that the environmental impact of products, like INVISTA bath rug fibers, have been assessed and certification has been granted only to those products that can prove a reduced environmental impact.

Derek Young, sustainability director for INVISTA Performance Surfaces & Materials, concluded, “We are pleased that SCS has awarded us with this very credible certification now for our Comforel bath rug fibers. This is the latest of EPP certifications by SCS to INVISTA. ANTRON carpet fibers have been certified by SCS as an EPP multiple times since 2002, including most recently in November 2009, when both ANTRON and STAINMASTER carpet fibers received EPP certification under the expanded SCS criteria as well. We are proud of the progress we're continuing to make, and will continue to pursue initiatives toward our goal in four key areas: Enduring Materials, Sustainable Performance, Responsible Manufacturing, and Corporate Citizenship.”

INVISTA S.à r.l.


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports from January to September 2017 has...

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said two more leather...

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

Textiles | On 18th Nov 2017

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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

November 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

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

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

Active Poll

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

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


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