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ACIMIT rewards excellence in textile machinery manufacturing

Two ACIMIT associated textile machinery manufacturers Loptex and Tonello have been awarded the Italian Green Label Award.

21st June 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Barcelona

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Alessandro Zucchi, ACIMIT’s President. © ACIMIT Two ACIMIT associated textile machinery manufacturers Loptex and Tonello have been awarded the Italian Green Label Award for their commitment to reducing their machinery’s carbon footprint at the press conference held by ACIMIT and the Italian Trade Agency at ITMA in Barcelona.

The commitment of textile machinery manufacturers in researching and developing technology solutions capable of improving the energy consumption and/or environmental performance of their machinery is implemented through the Sustainable Technologies project.

Promoted by the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) since 2011, the project’s focus is on the Green Label, through which machinery manufacturers can communicate their engagement. The quantity of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions produced during the operation of the machinery (CFP) is the parameter chosen to give value to the environmental efficiency of the machinery subject to the special labelling.

“With the Italian Green Label, ACIMIT intends not just to reward those companies that have been most intensely engaged in our project, but also bears witness to what we have achieved as a sector on the issue of sustainability,” said Alessandro Zucchi, ACIMIT’s President. “I believe that the search for sustainable technology solutions is an indispensable element for textile manufacturers who are intent of providing a response to the market’s needs. And Italian machinery manufacturers are leaders on this issue as well.”

Eight years after launching the Sustainable Technologies project, which occurred in Barcelona at the 2011 edition of ITMA, ACIMIT has now instituted the Italian Green Label Award, to reward companies that have shown the most commitment in pursuing the project’s aims.

Loptex, a company based in Montano Lucino (CO), specialising in quality control systems in textile fibre, both in the spinning and nonwoven sectors, was awarded a prize as the company that achieved the best results, expressed in terms of percentage reduction in the value of CFP for its machinery.

“We’re obviously very pleased to have received this award. The Italian Green Label Award recognizes just how much we have achieved so far on the issue of sustainability. It will to motivate us to do even more, dedicating additional resources to researching and developing sustainable solutions for our customers,” said Renato Gerletti, owner of Loptex.

Tonello, of Sarcedo (VI), which manufactures technologies for finishing garments, received the award for showing the most engagement in exploiting all the functionalities of the tool dedicated to generating the Green Label, producing numerous labels for a variety of different machinery and updating them over time, in an effort to communicate continuously up-to-date information on the path to sustainability undertaken.

“We have joined the Green Label project since its start. Tonello has always focused on sustainability in building our machinery, and our Research and Development team have always endeavoured to provide innovative, sustainable solutions,” commented Flavio Tonello, CEO of Tonello.

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