Plant-based nonwoven wins industry honor

Fitesa Simpsonville claimed the 2015 RISE?Durable Product Award at the INDAResearch, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference.

Fitesa 100 Percent Biobased Spunbond contains two biobased polymers offering a sustainable alternative to customers in applications ranging from agriculture and landscaping to industrial wipes.

“We are pleased to be recognized by INDA for our collaboration with Braskem and NatureWorks to develop a product that highlights and supports Fitesa’s commitment to performance and sustainability by replacing traditional petrochemical based materials with renewable products made from plants,” said Fitesa marketing, strategy and business development director Ray Dunleavy.

The companies launched the product on the back of growing consumer interest in renewables, sustainability initiatives by large consumer product companies and pricing volatility of petrochemical-based polymers.