Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company joins SAC
On April 14, 2014, Freudenberg Nonwovens announces that Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company has become a new member of SAC, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
By joining SAC, the Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company sets another milestone on its way to higher social and ecological responsibility. Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company will continue to emphasise on sustainability and environmental friendliness, and will act as a part of a global association of companies from the apparel and footwear industries which have committed to comply with fixed criteria in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability.
The Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company is headquartered in Tayuan, Taiwan, and manufactures mainly products of the Vildona® brand, meaning high quality nonwovens used as foundational materials for footwear and leather goods. SAC members are committed to a number of benchmarks in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability under the “Higg Index”. It provides a number of key measurable or data point, allowing industrial companies to assess their materials, products and manufacturing processes from an ecological and social viewpoint, thereby demonstrating their high performance to customers and partners.
Lin Gowming, President of Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company , stated: “It is important to us to be part of the growing dynamics in our industry and actively shape this vital dynamic development. When manufacturing Vildona products, we have long done without chemical bonding agents. 80 % of our raw materials are recycled, and we make sure that our products are 100 % recoverable. In the meantime, we have achieved a high quality level in production. But we would like to develop even further in the future and in terms of environmental protection and sustainability, and SAC will certainly support us in doing so.”
Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company was established in 1987, and as a joint venture between the Freudenberg Group and the Japan Vilene Company. Today, the company operate a well established sales network, including offices in Japan and China and distributors in Asia Pacific countries. At their production sites, the company manufactures spunbond nonwovens for the automotive, carpet, footwear, construction and filter industries. In addition, it produces nonwovens for use in geotextiles, clothes, and agriculture. The Vildona(r) brand is synonymous for fuctional material in footwear and leather goods.