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Berry Global’s French facility achieves ISCC Plus Certification

Biesheim, France, facility achieves ISCC Plus Certification for the production of sustainable nonwovens for hygiene and medical applications

2nd October 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Evansville, Indiana


Berry Global Group, Inc. has announced its Biesheim, France, facility has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC). Berry has been awarded the certificate from SGS Germany GmbH, a leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. The certification enables the site to sell ISCC Plus certified nonwovens.

ISCC Plus is a supply chain certification for circular materials, both recycled and/or biobased, providing traceability along the supply chain, verifying that certified companies meet high environmental and social standards.

“As the leading nonwovens provider globally, we continue to advance our product offerings to customers,” said Achim Schalk, EVP and General Manager, EMEIA, for the Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division of Berry. “One of Berry’s core values is sustainability, as we know it is for many customers. With this certification, we can now offer another level of certified, sustainable nonwoven materials.”

The ISCC Plus certification is validating the ‘mass balance system’ utilization in the supply chain, tracking the quantity and sustainability characteristics of circular and/or biobased content in the value chain and attribute it based on verifiable bookkeeping with predefined and transparent rules. This certification enables customers of Berry to certify their usage of mass balance raw materials as the entire supply chain has been evaluated.

With the ISCC Plus certification Berry can produce nonwovens substituting a percentage part or 100% of the virgin resin with certified circular polymers, delivering identical material performance as virgin feedstock. The new Berry sustainable nonwoven solutions maintain the usual properties for hygiene and medical applications, to be recycled or processed by other waste management systems. As a result of this certification, Berry will introduce new nonwoven solutions made with ISCC certified feedstock from biobased and/or recycled mixed sources with carbon footprint reduction.

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