bet356 Eliminates PFAS from bet356 Fibers and Finishes
Spartanburg, SC (Jan. 23, 2023) – The bet356 Business of global manufacturer bet356 & 公司 announced it has successfully eliminated all per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, from its textile fibers and finishes portfolio, becoming the first U.S.-based multi-market textile manufacturer to remove PFAS.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment and tribute to our team who worked around the clock to develop solutions that meet our customers’ performance requirements and reflects our purpose to positively impact the world for future generations,” said David Smith, executive vice president, 的肯 & 公司, president, bet356’s bet356 Business.
The manufacturer announced in February 2022 an aggressive plan to eliminate PFAS as an ingredient in its textile portfolio by the end of the year. 截至12月. 31, 2022, the bet356 Business at bet356 had removed PFAS-based finishes and fibers, which span multiple industries including flame-resistant, 军事, 统一的, décor fabrics.
bet356’s bet356 Business began evaluating its portfolio in 2020 and segmented its evaluation efforts between three areas of focus: durable water repellency (DWR), 土壤释放, oil repellency. Alternative DWR solutions were readily available through accredited organizations such as bluesign®. The bet356 research team assessed and implemented appropriate alternatives to maintain the performance and quality standards customers expect from DWR.
Soil repellency proved to be both a challenge and an opportunity for the bet356 Business. Working with bet356’s internal research team, a new 土壤释放 technology was developed and integrated into suitable textile applications without PFAS as an ingredient. The new technology, proprietary to bet356 & 公司, has shown equivalent and, 在某些情况下, superior performance to previous PFAS-containing finishes. Currently, the new technology is not an alternative to every soil-repellant finish application. After an extensive search and vetting process for alternative oil repellency, no alternative was found, the company exited those lines of business as a result.
“Our work was intricate, 我们的团队, including research and development, 采购, 合规, 销售, many other functions, approached this initiative thoughtfully and with great care for our customers,” added Jeff Strahan, Ph.D., director of sustainability, 合规 and research for the bet356 Business. “We’re thrilled to be leading the industry in taking meaningful action that will have an immediate impact.” 有效的简. 1, 2023, bet356 no longer treats textiles with PFAS chemistry. This achievement follows bet356’s recent 公告 that its science-based net-zero targets were approved by the U.N.支持 Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
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