Freudenberg's Lutradur® Products Certified By SCS For Recycled PET Content
Freudenberg Spunweb Co. LP, Durham, N.C. — a manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics, and a division of Germany-based Freudenberg Group — reports that three of its Lutradur® polyester spunlaid products have been certified for their recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) content by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) — an Emeryville, Calif.-based third-party provider of a range of certification programs.
Lutradur Type 94 has been certified to contain a minimum of 82 percent pre-consumer recycled PET content; and Lutradur Type 62 and 63 to contain a minimum of 89 percent recycled PET content, with at least 80 percent of that total pre-consumer and 9 percent post-consumer.
The Lutradur production process involves mechanically or thermally bonding recycled PET without using chemical bonding agents. Freudenberg obtains the recycled PET feedstock from yarn manufacturing waste, trimmings from its other products and used plastic bottles.
“The independent audit by SCS confirms our commitment to the environment by diverting PET from the waste stream, incorporating this recycled material into our products, and making accurate claims to our customers,” said John McNabb, general manager, Freudenberg Spunweb Co. “The certified claims will inform our downstream manufacturers and help them achieve greater benefits in the marketplace by selecting our products over other materials with lower recycled content.”
April 8, 2014