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bluesign approval for comfortemp thermal insulations

Freudenberg Performance Materials, has joined the bluesign system to provide its comfortemp thermal insulations with bluesign approval

24th January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim


Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading manufacturer of innovative technical textiles, has joined the bluesign system to provide its comfortemp thermal insulations with bluesign approval and underline the company’s values and principals in sustainability and transparency.

Benoit Cugnet, Head of Global Strategic Marketing at Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel commented: "Today, consumers of fashion and sports goods alike expect and deserve a fully transparent supply chain to ensure that the garments they buy are truly sustainable. At Freudenberg, sustainability is deeply anchored in our group values and principles. We are not only committed to fulfilling market requirements, we also want to be sustainable ourselves.”

“Our internal standards reflect our philosophy. For example, the use of chemicals is strictly regulated and our certified energy management system follows very high standards. In India and China, for example, we operate locations where we go far beyond the legal requirements in our standards for air monitoring or water processing.”

“bluesign stands for transparency and cooperation throughout the whole supply chain and is a widely recognized and prestigious indicator that sustainability is being taken seriously. As a reliable and responsible supplier of thermal insulation, it was a natural step for us to become a bluesign system partner. In this way, we support our customers with truly sustainable products and powerful communication tools, right through to point of sale,” Cugnet added.

"The bluesign system based on its scientific Input Stream Management approach involves the complete value chain from chemical supplier, component manufacturer and brands," Chris Dreszig, Head Marketing & Communications at bluesign technologies said.

"We depend on leading manufacturing companies of this industry who carry corporate responsibility in their DNA in order to serve responsibly produced components for brands and consumer products and therefore reduce the impact on people and the environment. We are pleased to welcome Freudenberg as a bluesign system partner and set a further milestone to gathering extensive expertise within the bluesign system."

Freudenberg Performance offers differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as apparel, automotive, building materials, hygiene, medical, shoe and leather goods as well as specialties. In 2016, the company generated sales of more than €950 million and had 25 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and almost 3,800 employees.

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