PLA (polylactide) is the most common bioplastic and is contained in ADVA® Shortcut. The properties of fibers made from PLA are similar to those made from PET, but they are also biodegradable and made from renewable resources (plant starch). Therefore, they are mainly used in packaging and in the medical and hygiene industries. PLA is produced sustainably and is biodegradable under specific conditions such as industrial composting.
ADVA®eco is ADVANSA's innovative, high-quality fibre with an improved ecological balance, which was developed to improve sustainability. For the production of ADVA®eco, the PET polymer from traceable post-consumer secondary raw materials is used and converted into high-quality polyester fibres using a state-of-the-art production process.
ADVA®terra fibres with enhanced biodegradability, are originating from 100% post-consumer PET bottles, engineered via proprietary modifications to provide biodegradation capabilities without sacrificing from favourable mechanical properties of PET. The material is available as water dispersible short cut fibre for the paper and wet laid nonwoven industry as well as staple fibre for dry laid nonwoves and tow for the floc industry in various fineness and cut length combinations. Biodegradable products made from ADVA®terra have the same properties as conventional non-biodegradable standard polyester fibres and can be processed just as easily, minimizing environmental consequences without sacrificing quality and performance.
ADVA® Blue polyester fibers for the nonwovens industry made from Social Plastic® are one of the most recognized ways to prevent plastic waste in the ocean. As a result of a partnership with the social enterprise Plastic Bank, ADVANSA uses Social Plastic® as a valuable raw material in the production of ADVA® Blue polyester fibers. ADVANSA's portfolio "Made with Social Plastic®" includes staple fibers, short cut fibers and tow, which are well suited for various branches of industry, such as for hygiene and medicine, filtration, automotive, etc.
Aerelle® Blue is certified with the EU Ecolabel and the GRS and checked for full traceability. The feel-good fibers with the plus for the environment are super cozy and comfortable and offer a balanced microclimate. The filling fibers in this product are made from recycled plastic from Plastic Bank, one of the most recognized ways to tackle plastic waste before it gets into the ocean.
At ADVANSA our mission is to continuously innovate with superior and sustainable fibre solutions, combining the best in comfort and functionality with environmental responsibility.
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The ADVANSA Sustainability Program is a holistic company approach to continuously improve upon safety, health and environment (S.H.E). Our goal is to eliminate waste, occupational hazards and environmental pollution while making careful use of our environmental resources for the betterment of generations to come. With our on-site recycling partner, ADVANSA uses over two million recycled bottles every day as a raw material in polyester fibre production.
ADVANSA controls and analyse possible risks in all operations undertaken. All employees are expected to comply with company procedures and values. Safety or environmental incidences are rare occurences in which lessons must be learned. Accident and health protection off-site are also very important to us and they are regulary monitored as well.
ADVANSA's goal is to provide sustainable products by constantly improving the environmental quality of its products and manufacturing processes. Environmental contributions include a recycling progam that converts post-consumer secondary raw materials into high-quality polyester. Other factors in environmental performance include measures and investments to reduce waste, water and energy.
Sustainable Development Goals 2020
Advansa has been actively committed to implementing sustainable development goals since many years. These goals form a holistic concept that relates to the continuous improvement of safety aspects, health and the environment and is an integral part of our business policy.
ADVA Megabond 2020
ADVA® MegaBond is the latest generation of binding fibers for the nonwoven market. This revolutionary family of binding fibers is perfect for both wet-laid and dry-laid nonwovens. The fiber is supplied in an amorphous state and can be used in many combinations with other fibers to create a strong, self-reinforcing network that is 100% recyclable. ADVA® MegaBond stands for “Made in Gemany” quality and is intended to encourage new concepts in order to create better recycling options.
Social Plastic: Aerelle® Blue | ADVA® Blue 2019
Social Plastic®, sourced from the Plastic Bank ecosystem, helps people living in poverty to build a better future and improve the environment. ADVANSA is working with Plastic Bank to take action against plastic waste. Plastic waste (Social Plastic®) collected by the Plastic Bank is cleaned and recycled before it is used by ADVANSA as a valuable raw material for the production of filling fibers.
PLA is the most widely used bioplastic made from renewable resources. The properties of fibers made from PLA are similar to those made from PET, but they are also biodegradable under specific conditions such as industrial composting. Therefore, they are widely used in packaging and in the medical and hygiene industries.
ADVA Eco 2017
ADVA®Staple in the ECO version is ADVANSA's innovative, high-quality fiber with an improved ecological balance, which was developed to improve sustainability. For the production of ADVA®Staple ECO, the PET polymer from traceable post-consumer secondary raw materials is used and converted into high-quality polyester fibers using a state-of-the-art production process.
Life Cycle Analysis 2010/2015
Independent LCA studies have confirmed the low carbon footprint of ADVANSA fibres. The eco2 logo from ADVANSA is designed to demonstrate the importance of environmental protection and the direct co-responsibility of the consumer. This communication tool is available for the entire range of environmentally friendly filling materials produced with our low carbon technology.
CO2 neutral fibers 2014
Carbon compensation, equivalent to the remaining CO2 emissions, is achieved through investments in ecological programs in partnership with Natural Capital Partners.
Carbon credits are invested in projects such as the reduction of deforestation in Borneo rain-forest to protect the biodiversity, investment in wind power in India or cook-stoves in Mexico.
Global Recycled Standard 2012
ADVANSA has been awarded the prestigious GRS certification for its Eco2 low carbon fibre technology certifying the use of post consumer recycled material. The GRS is intended to meet the need of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate products) and to verify responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in the production of these products.
The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims, good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.
ISO 50001 2012
In 2012 ADVANSA achieved an energy certificate according to ISO 50001 to ensure a continuous improvement process in terms of usage of energy and ecological resources. We reduce our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through structured approach and clearly defined goals for creating a productive, efficient and safe workplace.
EU Ecolabel 2007
The filling fibres awarded the European Union Ecolabel have passed rigorous compliance tests in a process verified by an independent, publicly accountable body, ensuring scientific reliability and environmental credibility.
ECOPROFIT®, the ECOlogical PROject For Integrated environmental Technology, is a program for sustainable economic development in which ADVANSA participates since 2007. The fundamental idea of ECOPROFIT® is a win-win-model as it tends to strengthen companies economically by using environmental-friendly technologies whilst simultaneously improving the ecological situation in a region. The main areas of focus are controlling waste, energy and material flow.
Green Light 2007
The European GreenLight program was developed to encourage large companies to install more economical lighting systems. Since 2007, ADVANSA is a partner of the European GreenLight program.
Öko-Tex® certification is awarded by the International Öko-Tex® Association of independent test institutes, and offers consumers a valuable product safety guarantee. Certification covers aspects such as colourfast capability, as well as avoidance of irritation, allergy and cancer risks.