News & Insights | Technical Textiles & Non-Wovens


Published: October 7, 2022

Cary, N.C., October 4, 2023 – Non-woven & engineered material companies have come together to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to reducing environmental impact and advancing sustainability.

From recyclable packaging, biodegradable fibers and sustainable materials to innovative technologies, manufacturing methods and scientific advancements, companies in this sector are making an important difference in environmental efficiency.

To highlight these successes, INDA is showcasing these advances and inviting other industry players to contribute their sustainability accomplishments on a new website. 

Launched today, the site features examples of exceptional sustainability initiatives by nonwoven & engineered material companies around the world and across the supply chain in the following categories:

  • Sustainable innovation – making intentional changes to generate long-term social and environmental benefits
  • Responsible sourcing – using materials that are primarily bio-based or from feed stocks drawing on regenerative, and/or sustainable agriculture principles to advance circularity or returning the product into the supply chain after use
  • Responsible end-of-life solutions – incorporating materials that are either recyclable or biodegradable

Featured companies include Bast Fibre Tech (BFT)Procter & Gamble (P&G)Dow, Berry Global, PFNonwovensReifenhäuser, RocklineLenzingFibertexOwens & MinorSoutheast Nonwovens, Spuntech and Natureworks.

Tony Fragnito, INDA President, said the new initiative advances one of INDA’s key strategic pillars to educate consumers, policymakers and other stakeholders about the industry, the benefits of nonwoven & engineered materials and the social consciousness of this industry.

“Nonwoven & engineered material companies are playing pivotal roles in advancing sustainability on all fronts. We are pleased to raise awareness about their progress and create a forum where innovators can share their successes,” he said.

About INDA

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments. For more information, visit

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