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Together with our local recycling partner, Advansa uses over 2 million recycled bottles every day as raw material for our fiber production.

Sustainable products

ADVANSA is committed to providing environmentally friendly products

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sustainable Development Goals

ADVANSA has been actively committed to implementing sustainable development goals for years

No poverty
With the processing of collected plastic waste into ADVA® Blue and Aerelle® Blue, ADVANSA contributes to create a social and environmental impact in coastal regions with high levels of poverty and with some highest rates of plastic pollution by turning plastic waste into currency, thus opening new opportunities for people in poverty.
Good health and well-being
ADVANSA is committed to health of his stakeholders: Consumers benefit from products regularly tested according to standards like FDA and European legislation for food contact materials, and numerous voluntary schemes like OekoTex standard 100. Products certified with German „Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.“ certification actively facilitate a mindful handling of health. Employees’ health is protected through a „zero accident“ strategy, regular medical examination and vaccination at the workplace. Customers and citizens are protected by product facilities and processes not only compliant with local emission regulations, but also by fulfilling the voluntary requirements of the Detox campaign.
Gender equality
ADVANSA considers the principle of equal opportunities for all employers disregarded the gender, parentage or religion, as an essential component of the company culture. Respect, tolerance and promotion of the individual potentials of all - female and male employers - contribute to company’s success.
Clean water and sanitation
The production ADVANSA‘s core products – polyester fibre – have proven very low water use in particular for products made form recycled feedstock. Process water effluents are not only compliant with local emission regulations, but also by fulfilling the voluntary requirements of the Detox campaign Sophisticated technical specialities like ADVA® shortcut binder- and microfibres enable water desalination and purifation products: It is an essetial raw material for filtration and reverse osmosis processes.
Affordable and clean energy
Since 2012 ADVANSA has operated a certified energy management system according to DIN ISO 50001, which continuously ensures significant efficiency improvements in energy use and ecological resources. We reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through a structured approach and clearly defined targets for a productive, safe and efficient workplace. Since 2007 ADVANSA has been a partner in the European Green Light programme, which has enabled ADVANSA to install more economically efficient lighting systems. In addition, since 2007 ADVANSA has participated in ECOPROFIT® (Ecological Projects for Integrated Environmental Technology). The basic idea of ECOPROFIT® is a win-win model to strengthen companies economically by using environmentally friendly technologies and at the same time improve the ecological situation in a region.
Decent work and economic growth
ADVANSA provides decent workplace, focus on zero accident policy with world class safety for all employees. Prevent discrimination, support full social rights and never engage in commercial activities whenever there is risk of child labor.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
ADVANSA supports sustainable industry standards and work together with local authorities to participate in green energy projects. Diversify product portfolio to include evermore recycled offerings. Provide jobs for local economy while investing more to maintain her position as a competitive player.
Reduced inequalities
ADVANSA puts greater efforts to reduce inequality, especially through its partnership with Plastic Bank. People collecting the plastic get the opportunity to open a secure digital banking account as for the collection of plastic they get rewards through the blockchain-based platform – having better opportunities to invest more in health, education, social insurance, etc.
Responsible consumption and production
ADVANSA focuses on the use of raw materials and the associated environmental impact throughout the entire value chain. ADVANSA has been dealing with recycling for many years and has set itself the task of making secondary raw material applications with the highest quality requirements. These include e.g. Filtration applications, high quality paper or e.g. battery separators. These options create solutions that can serve the sustainable development goals in several ways. A recycled fiber used in a battery separator for producing a lithium ion battery in an electric vehicle would be a meaningful combination here.
Climate action
ADVANSA´s commitment to strengthen the future for next generations through a sustainable production is of utmost significance. Our daily work is to reduce our environmental impact and improve the sustainability of all our activities and products. ADVANSA's environmental performance includes a recycling programme that converts post-consumer secondary raw materials - plastic bottles into high quality polyester fibre. Remaining CO2 emissions from manufacturing can be compensated by investing in climate change projects. Since 2019 ADVANSA has been using valuable Social Plastic® as a raw material to tackle plastic waste before entering our oceans each year and against poverty in developing regions.
Life below water
Through the strategic partnership with Plastic Bank and with sustainable products and production innovations, ADVANSA is processing plastic waste collected from beaches and coasts worldwide before entering the oceans, which would have dramatic consequences for the marine ecosystem and considerable ecologic damage.
Partnerships for the goals
We believe that the global sustainability goals can only be reached together. New eco-friendly products are developed with our suppliers like Plastic Bank, customers and research institutes. In partnership with Natural Capital Partners, remaining CO2 emissions can be compensated by investing in sustainable projects. In cooperation with Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V., ADVANSA supports customers’ health.

Technology that cares

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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Sustainability for future generations

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 is committed to creating a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for its employees on and off-site. They are trained on occupational safety and health on a regular basis and we believe this plays a major role in the overall safety and success of the company.

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 2018

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.

 

ÖKOPROFIT® 2007

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®

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.