Best Practices

The Carbon footprint of NEW Universal NRG through all its is Life Cycle of 15 years is 18.830 tones CO2 eq. and 99,7% of GHG emissions occur at usage phase: With Universal NRG, Flainox has already achieved substantial CO2 e reduction of 5.500 tones per machine, over 23% reduction versus standard model.

The carbon footprint of production site in Italy has been halved in one year progress. For the textile plant user it does represent 29% CO2 e reduction per kg fabric produced and $1,6 million in 15 years savings in utilization.ess calorie, lower costs.

FLAINOX UNIVERSAL NRG 240-2010

Management & Mitigation of Carbon Footprint Life Cycle 15 Years

COMPANY CARBON FOOT PRINT REDUCTION 2010

COMPANY CARBON FOOT PRINT REDUCTION 2010

The Carbon footprint of Universal NRG through all its is Life Cycle of 15 years is 15 977 tonnes CO2 e. and 99,6% of GHG emissions occur at usage phase in textile plant. With Universal NRG Flainox has already achieved outstanding  sustainable performance on CO2 e reduction of 8,353 tonnes per machine with significant water consumption and energy savings. The technological improvements through Eco-Design are providing further carbon emissions mitigation at customer usage phase with over 34% reduction versus standard model NRP. For the textile plant user it could represent up to 35% CO2 e reduction per kg fabric produced and up to $2,4 million in 15 years savings of operating costs per machine: Lower carbon footprint, Less calorie, Lower costs for preserving the Planet.

Responsible Sourcing for Textile Industry

Revolutionizing the Textile Supply Chain with Market-Based Strategies that Reduce Pollution and Improve Efficiency

3-LC CONCEPT: LOW CARBON - LOW CALORIE - LOW COST

3-LC CONCEPT: LOW CARBON - LOW CALORIE - LOW COST

From the design board to the tumble dryer, textile manufacturing has a huge environmental footprint. It pollutes as much as 200 tons of water per ton of fabric, uses a suite of harmful chemicals, and consumes tremendous amounts of energy for steam and hot water needed in dyeing and finishing processes. Compounding this situation is the fact that the industry has migrated to countries abroad with still-developing environmental regulatory systems, such as China, India, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, seriously degrading local drinking water resources.

Flainox recommends best practices for textile industry that significantly reduce water, energy or chemical use and improve manufacturing efficiency. In fact, all of Flainox’s best practices for responsible sourcing pay themselves back in less than a year. Taken together, the practices can save approximately 25-40 percent of water and up to 50 percent of electricity and oil use—with initiatives that pay for themselves in less than eight months.

Even absent concern about environmental impacts or government oversight, these best practices should be adopted because they enhance the productivity of mills and are good for business. Multinational apparel retailers and brands can reduce the footprint of their global supply chain by encouraging mills to adopt these best practices and rewarding those that do so with more business.

Resource Consumption

Textile industry Best Practices
KEPI (key environmental process indicators)


Resource Consumption
(per Kg of Fabric Processed)
Optimum Consumption Saving Potential %
Water 50-80 liter 30-60 25-40
Electricity 1.0-2.0 kWh 0.5-1.0 Up to 50%
Oil 0.4-0.6 L/kg 0.20-0.3 Up to 50%
Steam 4-7 kg 1-4 Up to 47%