Flainox launches Dyeing Machine

Posted by on lug 8, 2010 in Corporate News | 3 comments

Flainox has conducted in 2009 the first product life cycle assessment from “cradle-to-grave” of all the green house gasses (GHG) contributing in turn to the global warming effect that are emitted during the entire life cycle of a Universal NRProtary dyeing machine.

The Life Cycle Assessment has been performed by an independent consultant provider, Rexizon according to ISO 14044 and BSI PAS2050 methodologies and recommendations to determine the Carbon Footprint of the Universal NRProtary dyeing machine.

All the six greenhouse gases (GHG), such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, etc., stipulated within the Kyoto protocol were addressed using a set of reference materials representative of the most recent and geographical relevant emission factors available and published from respected technical sources.

Boundaries have been defined and specific emission source types for which data were collected during each life stage.

Rexizon assisted Flainox with the collection of data associated with direct and indirect emissions sources including raw materials, energy consumption, water consumption, company-owned vehicle use, commercial air
travelling, third party deliveries, landfill waste and wastes water from a combination of Flainox production site in Italy and supplier’s facilities.

Emissions values associated with consumer use and disposal were derived from independent primary sources located in Central America.

The resulted value is referred to the Universal’s NRP carbon footprint, suggests that a total of 24,330 tones of carbon dioxide equivalent( CO2e) are emitted as a result of raw materials, assembly parts, production, manufacturing, delivery, consumer use for a 15 years life span and disposal emissions associated with transportation between each stage.

These first carbon footprint assessments identified hot spots and have revealed clear improvements and design opportunities.

Solidaridad

Promoting Sustainability in Textile and Garment industry

Rexizon assisted Flainox with the collection of data associated with direct and indirect emissions sources including raw materials, energy consumption, water consumption, company-owned vehicle use, commercial air
travelling, third party deliveries, landfill waste and wastes water from a combination of Flainox production site in Italy and supplier’s facilities.

Emissions values associated with consumer use and disposal were derived from independent primary sources located in Central America.

The resulted value is referred to the Universal’s NRP carbon footprint, suggests that a total of 24,330 tones of carbon dioxide equivalent( CO2e) are emitted as a result of raw materials, assembly parts, production,
manufacturing, delivery, consumer use for a 15 years life span and disposal emissions associated with transportation between each stage.

These first carbon footprint assessments identified hot spots and have revealed clear improvements and design opportunities.
Solidaridad, established in 1976 in The Hague, Netherlands, is an International Network Organisation, focusing on poverty alleviation in developing countries. Currently Solidaridad networks are formed with a
representative office in Argentina, Peru and Guatemala for Latin America, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya for Africa, India for South & South East Asia; China and Netherlands for Europe. We work on the belief that sustainable economic development is the best solution to structural  poverty in developing countries. Earning your own and fair income is the basis of a decent existence and many producers in developing countries are not given the opportunity to earn a fair and sustainable wage. Solidaridad, through its innovative approach, supports producers in developing countries in the implementation of more sustainable practices and focuses on market development for sustainable products to ensure that supply and demand are matched. The sectors that Solidaridad works on include Fashion (cotton/textiles/garments), Energy/biomass, Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Palm Oil, Sugarcane, Soy, Fresh fruits and Gold.

South & South East Asia, with its huge market, rapidly growing global economic and political role and its advancement in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

A reduction carbon footprint project has been implemented with different reduction methodologies including energy efficiency, material sourcing and
substitution, fuel switching, electrical grid change, transport logistic control, utilities consumption and machine eco-design.

Significant carbon emissions reductions of total of 5500 tones CO2 eq. or 23% versus previous Universal NRP model have been achieved with a new “greener” and more energy efficient rotary dyeing machine: Flainox Universal NRG.

The finalUniversal’sNRG240’s carbon footprint, is reduced to 18,830 tones of carbon dioxide equivalent (Co2e).

99.7% of GHG emissions occur during use stage in textile plant and have been reduced by 23%.

Respectively the carbon emissions of raw materials, assembly on production site at Flainox, transport and have been reduced by 58%, 83% and 26%. Their next step is to work on carbon neutrality and minimize further GHG emissions at usage step discourse and yet its challenges of addressing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) makes it an important region for Solidaridad to design and implement sustainability programmes through its office in New Delhi, India, in collaboration with different local partners. The regional office in Delhi primarily focuses on India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and Combodia. The economic sectors it addresses are cotton, textiles, tea, coffee, soy, palm oil, cocoa and sugarcane.

Solidaridad efforts in Cotton, Textiles and Garment

The garment industry, with its complicated supply chain, can play a leading role in raising awareness of sustainability and ensuring sustainable production. In order to address these issues, Solidaridad’s objective is the improvement of the position of the most vulnerable links in the fashion production chain globally, and especially in developing countries. By building up best practices, Solidaridad aims to show that a market based model based on sustainable production can be a workable model for the conventional sector, and in this way promote developments in this direction. To reach this goal, Solidaridad sustainability programme is developed around entire cotton supply chain, from cotton plant to garment.

Flainox has conducted in 2009 the first product life cycle assessment from “cradle-to-grave” of all the green house gasses (GHG) contributing in turn to the global warming effect that are emitted during the entire life cycle of a Universal NRProtary dyeing machine.

The Life Cycle Assessment has been performed by an independent consultant provider, Rexizon according to ISO 14044 and BSI PAS2050 methodologies and

recommendations to determine the Carbon Footprint of the Universal NRProtary dyeing machine.

All the six greenhouse gases (GHG), such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, etc., stipulated within the Kyoto protocol were addressed using a set of reference materials representative of the most recent and

geographical relevant emission factors available and published from respected technical sources.

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