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RCS cerification for Piana Nonwovens

Newly certified facilities in Cartersville, Georgia, and San Luis, Arizona.

15th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cartersville, GA, USA

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Piana Technology has achieved certification to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) at its Piana Nonwovens facilities which produce vertically lapped, as well as carded and crosslapped materials.

The RCS is an internationally recognised standard that verifies recycled content and tracks it throughout the supply chain to the final product.

Developed by the Textile Exchange, a global non-profit organisation advancing preferred fibres and materials, an RCS recycled content claim can only be made for materials that have been recovered or otherwise diverted from the solid waste stream. The certification process requires partners to meet standard compliance at each stage of the supply chain, beginning with the raw material (or recycling) suppliers and ending with the final seller in a business-to-business transaction.

“This RCS certification is a great step forward in Piana Technology’s overarching goal to achieve sustainability in our materials and the circularity of our products,” said the company’s sustainability manager, Michael Savarie. “We will now have peace of mind knowing that the materials we source have fewer impacts than their conventional counterparts. By reaching RCS certification, Piana Nonwovens joins a growing group of environmentally responsible organisations on the path to sustainability,”

The newly certified facilities in Cartersville, Georgia, and San Luis, Arizona, are qualified to receive, produce and sell RCS products that adhere to the standard’s strict requirements. This allows for the integration of recycled inputs into the ecologically sound manufacturing practices and operations at Piana Nonwovens.


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