Reuse vs. Recycle for Coated Textiles

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Environmental concerns are increasingly important to consumers, governments, and employees. For manufacturers of thermoplastic technical textiles, the disposal of waste materials (scrap) is an increasingly important environmental concern. Disposing of this large amount of scrap in a landfill is undesirable and costly. The responsible action is to either reuse or recycle this material. Today, we’ll look at these two options: … Read More

Searching for Sustainable Coated Textile Manufacturers? Ask These 3 Questions.

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Likely, you are experiencing increased pressure as a manufacturer to incorporate sustainable practices into your business directives. But what does sustainability mean, and how can you identify business partners who share the same goals? Often, sustainability is broadly defined using the Three P’s—People (social), Planet (ecological), and Profit (economical). For the manufacturing world, these mean generating minimal negative environmental impacts … Read More

Is it Possible to Recycle TPU-Coated Textiles – And is it the Best Option?

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Technically,  thermoplastic-coated textiles can be recycled. Chemical processes exist that can retrieve the coating, base material, additives, glues, as well as the chemical solutions used in the dissolution process. And, recycling has many advantages. It can reduce scrap waste by 90-96%. This can save you disposal costs and help conserve valuable raw materials. However, there is still a shortage of … Read More

Sustainable Manufacturing and What it Means to Your Company

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What is Sustainable Manufacturing? Sustainability means more than using environmentally friendly products. Often, it is broadly defined using the Three P’s—People (social), Planet (ecological), and Profit (economical). For the manufacturing world, these mean        being a good community citizen through job creation and investment,        creating product and community safety, and        following the law and paying taxes — all while generating minimal … Read More