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Down to zero for wipes

Greenhouse gas emissions calculated from raw material production to the customer’s production facility.

5th April 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Finland


Biolace Zero is a new carbon neutral nonwoven substrate for baby, personal care, and household wipes applications from Suominen, based on Lenzing’s Veocell lyocell fibres.

With high wet and dry strength, the nonwoven is very soft, 100% biodegradable, compostable and plastic free.

Both Biolace Zero and Veocel are certified carbon neutral by ClimatePartner, which has calculated the greenhouse gas emissions of the nonwoven from raw material production to the customer’s production facility. The emissions are reduced and are offset through certified carbon offset projects.

European climate law requires greenhouse gas emissions and removals to be balanced within the European Union by 2050 at the latest, with the aim of achieving negative emissions thereafter. The nonwovens industry as a whole still uses many fossil-based materials and requires a significant amount of energy for production processes. Achieving decarbonization within the nonwovens supply chain may take many years, as well as  collaboration across the value chain.

“With this new carbon neutral product we are able to support our customers with their greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets,” said Noora Rantanen, Suominen’s manager for sustainability and marketing.

“Recently, an industry-wide shift towards carbon neutrality has been observed in Europe, with many companies transforming to an eco-friendly business model,” added added Jürgen Eizinger, senior commercial director at Lenzing. “We hope to address the growing demand from brands and consumers for products in Europe with Veocel.”

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