Piana Technology Achieves Zero Discharge Certification for E.C.O. Planet Facility
CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Feb. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Piana Technology, the 439-year-old textile company known for innovations within the fiber and nonwovens textiles markets, achieves a Zero Discharge certificate for their closed-loop flame retardant (FR) treatment process. The certification comes after their announcement of E/SMART™, their high-performance nonwoven fiber technology named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree.
The company’s E.C.O. Planet facility in Cartersville, Georgia treats an estimated 20 million pounds of recycled material every year. The fibers enter their patented closed-loop system to be treated with formaldehyde-free FR chemistry, without any solution leaving the system.
Piana Technology partnered with SCS Global Services to validate their claim that their FR treatment process, from chemistry preparation to wet processing, has no chemical outflow into the environment. This validation shows that their claim is backed by clear evidence as determined by SCS; the third-party certification body has thoroughly reviewed company documents involving process flows and maintenance policies, as well as conducted a facility audit to visually inspect operations.
“As a textile company, we have a huge responsibility over the impacts we have on our surroundings. Our Zero Discharge achievement shows our conscious choice to consider ourselves within the broader environment context, one which minds the health and safety of both people and the planet,” said a spokesman at Piana Technology. “We will use this as a stepping stone into more positive choices across our business and industry as a whole.”
The pattern of irresponsible disposal of effluent into waterways by some textile manufactures is all too common. As such, there is an increasing demand for significant change in the industry from companies that can make a difference. The E.C.O. Planet facility at Piana Technology continually seeks to address those concerns through their zero discharge processes.
About Piana Technology
The Piana family’s roots began in the textile business in 1582 in Biella, Italy before evolving to develop novel solutions in its industry, starting with traditional textile dyeing in 1950 and the opening of their first American factory in Cartersville, Georgia in 1995. Today, Piana Technology is a multinational company tackling common problems with uncommon solutions with nonwovens, digital printing, and fiber treatments. Piana makes the hidden technology behind many everyday consumer products—from automotive to home furnishings—replacing conventional materials with socially and environmentally responsible technologies.
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