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19.06.2020

First ISCC Plus certified producer of nonwovens for hygiene and medical applications

As part of the continuing journey to improve the sustainability of nonwoven products, Fibertex Personal Care has attained ISCC certification (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification ) enabling the site in Aalborg to sell ISCC Plus certified nonwovens.

“We are very excited about this – and we are now ready to meet customer demand for more sustainable nonwovens and to support the development of a more sustainable supply chain for plastics,” Mikael Staal Axelsen, Group CEO, says.

The new sustainable offering can be applied broadly as a drop-in solution since the nonwoven will maintain all the usual excellent properties. There are no changes to recyclebility and other waste management processes.

ISCC Plus is a supply chain certification for circular (recycled) and bio-based materials providing traceability along the supply chain. It also verifies that certified companies meet high environmental and social standards.

The ISCC Plus certification works on what is known as a “mass balance system”. The system makes it possible to track the amount and sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-based content in the value chain and attribute it based on verifiable bookkeeping with predefined and transparent rules. ISCC initiated the mass balance system to support a quicker scale-up of a sustainable bio-economy and circular economy, to gradually replace fossil resources and thereby significantly reduce climate emissions.

“This achievement is a good example of our continuous effort to seek new sustainable solutions – we always start by asking: how can we reimagine, reduce and reuse. In this case we reimagined our raw material supply chain,” Mette Due Søgaard, QA & Sustainability Director, explains.

Fibertex Personal Care looks forward to taking this commitment to the next level and to explore the many possibilities together with its customers.

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