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LEED certification for Freudenberg in Taiwan

Site has prioritised waste reduction and recycling for decades.

27th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Taiwan

Sustainable

Freudenberg has received LEED certification for its resource-efficient, sustainable construction measures at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan site of Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunbond in Taiwan.

LEED is the acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and certification recognises the environmentally-responsible construction of buildings. The company took the opportunity offered by the installation of a new production line to redesign the construction of the production hall and adjoining warehouse.

Modern lighting systems, air conditioning units and restroom facilities ensure that power and water from renewable resources are used efficiently. The energy consumption of compressed air and cooling equipment was also scrutinised and optimised. In future, measuring equipment will constantly monitor and control energy and water consumption – an advantage not only in daily operations, but also for detecting leaks and other technical problems quickly.

Inside the production hall, low-emission paint and a sophisticated circulation system ensure good air quality. Windows and transparent plastic materials have replaced some of the external cladding, so there is plenty of natural light in the hall’s interior.

For decades now, the site has prioritised waste reduction and recycling. Freudenberg uses recycled material made from post-consumer PET bottles to manufacture its spunlaid nonwovens at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan plant. In addition, an internal recycling system makes sure that production waste is returned to the production cycle.

www.freudenberg-pm.com

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