PONTEFRACT - MCL Global, the publisher of the industry leading Ecotextile News magazine, is to launch a new website and magazine to provide authoritative and exclusive news and analysis on sustainability issues in the nonwovens industry.
Sustainable Nonwovens, edited by industry veteran Adrian Wilson, will launch initially as a daily news website and weekly e-newsletter and will then be supplemented from March 2012 with a quarterly magazine.
In most nonwovens end-use markets, sustainable principles are now a priority for retailers, consumer brands, and OEM specifiers in fields such as automotive, construction and filtration. In short, the timing of the launch of Sustainable Nonwovens couldn’t be better.
“In the second decade of the 21st Century, it’s no longer a question of just ‘business as usual’ for the global nonwovens industry,” says Adrian Wilson. “Big changes are taking place, impacting on everything from the raw materials used and the processes developed, to the role nonwovens will play in existing and future endues products for myriad markets. “Sustainable Nonwovens will reflect these changes, celebrating the many achievements of companies along the supply chain in cutting waste, reducing emissions and offering new sustainable solutions to the global nonwovens sector.
The key areas covered will be raw materials, consumer products, industrial products, processes & technology, events and even composite materials.
Announcing the launch, publisher John Mowbray said: “The nonwovens industry is pretty unique in its structure, and can be an agent for real change. Our agenda is to encourage and drive this further.”
“Throughout our company, we’re working hard to create a more sustainable future, and we’re raising the bar on our performance expectations in this area. Our teams are passionate about our vision of measurable, accountable sustainability." KimberlyClark Professional president Jan Spencer.
“For us, sustainability is not a programme. It’s systemic and embedded in our core management processes and objectives, which represents the big change. It is not a special initiative – it’s the way we operate.” John Heironimus, chief sustainability officer, Polymer Group.
“One of EDANA’s main intentions is to eventually bring all of the companies – across each sector and all levels of the supply chain – up to the same level of commitment in respect of sustainable practices.” 2010 EDANA chairman Ken Strassner.