Technical Textiles & Non-Wovens

Piana Nonwovens Achieves Certification in the Global Recycled Standard

Published: May 4, 2023

The Piana Nonwovens business unit of Piana Technology, a 440-year-old Italian textile firm renowned for advancements in the fibre and nonwovens textiles industries, has achieved GRS certification.

Vertically and cross-lapped nonwovens are a specialty of the textile facilities in Georgia and Arizona. The business has produced a number of intermediate items, which are the building blocks for many of the everyday household goods used today, in each location since 2015 and 2019, respectively.

Throughout the supply chain, the GRS is a product standard that verifies and tracks recycled raw materials. It specifies regulations for worker rights and safety as well as an environmental management system to verify positive social or environmental production at facilities. It also specifies criteria to avoid the use of potentially dangerous chemicals. set and monitor environmental objectives. A third party evaluated both Piana Nonwovens facilities to confirm their adherence to the standard, and in March they were each given a scope certificate.

All Piana Nonwovens qualifying nonwoven goods will be created using at least 50% GRS material that has been recycled. Offering traceable solutions with a lesser environmental impact is a step in the right direction for Piana Technology’s organization-wide goal of becoming a powerhouse of sustainable innovation.According to Daniela Leal, sustainability manager at Piana Technology, “We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to traceability, social, and environmental standards through this certification.” “Working for the good and welfare of people and the planet is always our top priority.”

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