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Everest Textile First Company In Asia To Become

source: textileworld 2009-05-06  

Taiwan-based Everest Textile Co. Ltd. - a vertically integrated textile company with yarn spinning, twisting, weaving, dyeing, finishing and printing operations - reports it is the first company in Asia to receive bluesign® certification for coating and lamination products. The bluesign standard is a third-party international quality guideline that denotes eco-friendly production and textiles as well as efficient use of resources.

Everest Textile's coating and lamination products underwent product, environmental and personnel safety tests to become certified. The company has installed devices to reduce pollution such as gas gather equipment, soft curtains and exhausts in the laminating machine and stirring areas where solvent evaporates or odors are emitted. Everest also has created the dimethyl formamide (DMF) circulation system, which allows DMF solvent to be recycled and reused, thereby not polluting the environment.

In 2007, Everest Textile launched its Everest Sustainability Model initiative, which includes strategic measures to save energy, reduce waste, and meet the goal of zero emissions at its three plants. Everest officially became a bluesign partner in May 2008. The company currently has 22 product lines and 935 products that are bluesign-certified, and its plants in Shanghai and Thailand are undergoing bluesign screenings.