Cartersville, GA, Nov. 6, 2012 -- Fiber maker Aquafil said it has released its 2011 Sustainability Report.
The company said that since 2007 it has made substantial reductions in consumption of fossil fuels ( -6%) and water ( -15%), and has cut carbon emissions ( -29%).
Aquafil also said that one of its major accomplishments last year was the inauguration of the Econyl Regeneration System based at the Ljubljana production facility in Slovenia, which regenerates polyamide waste when it reaches the end of its life cycle.
The company can regenerate consumer items and materials at the end of their life cycles, extracting the nylon 6 from material otherwise destined for incineration or landfill
Projects contributing to our sustainability efforts at Aquafil USA include:
Energy – Installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof of the building with a system that produces 525,000 kWh of power annually and prevents the emission of 64 tons of CO2.
Emissions – Completion of a project to reduce VOC emissions per product unit by 20% through the activation of a new extrusion tower and the implementation of structural improvements.
Waste – Consolidation of the project to recycle and re-use all the post-industrial polymer waste previously sent to external agencies. Now the waste is sent to the new engineering plastics line which is using this type of waste and the waste from the coloring process.