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MNW now manufactures with 100% green e-certified renewable electricity

In 2016, MNW completed a facility wide conversion to LED lighting with an estimated energy savings of 115,000 KWh of electricity per year.

10th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mt. Pocono, PA

Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable

Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC, a manufacturer of nonwoven materials for the fast-growing filtration, facemask, healthcare, automotive and consumer markets, has announced that all of its products are now manufactured with renewable electricity.

Through a significant investment in green-e certified renewable wind-powered energy certificates (RECs), MNW has offset its entire electrical requirement while supporting new, additive wind-powered electricity generation. Taking this important step to support new renewable energy sources is representative of MNW’s strong commitment to sustainability, the company reports. 

Reducing environmental impacts

“As Monadnock continues to grow and expand into new markets, we are proud that we can announce a great leap forward in our five-year plan to reduce environmental impacts and help our customers realise their complex sustainable purchasing objectives,” said Keith Hayward, Managing Director of Monadnock Non-Wovens.

One European customer, for example, asked for ways to reduce packaging disposal costs. MNW offered specially constructed cardboard pallets that are fully recyclable at the end of their useful life. The result was lighter loads saving energy and freight costs as well as a 100% diversion of pallets from landfill into the recycling stream, according to the manufacturer.

Waste and recycling

In 2016, MNW completed a facility wide conversion to LED lighting with an estimated energy savings of 115,000 KWh of electricity per year. The company also focused on waste and recycling, realising a 66% reduction in waste to landfill over the past two years.

Additional process improvements and equipment upgrades have led to additional energy savings, the manufacturer reports. © Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC

MNW harvests waste heat from its production, completely eliminating the need for facility heating (except in periods of shutdown in the winter). Additional process improvements and equipment upgrades have led to additional energy savings, the manufacturer reports.

www.mpm.com/nonwoven

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