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14.10.2021

Beaulieu Fibres International showcasing its ‘fibres that build futures’ at INDEX

Beaulieu Fibres International is attending INDEX™20 in Geneva and is excited to accelerate its work helping customers to exceed in product performance and sustainability.

For nonwoven converters serving the hygiene segment, a feature at INDEX™20 will be the company’s optimized Meralux specialty fibre, with fit for use performance and sustainability properties. It offers opacity improvements (reduction of TiO2 for the same opacity levels), higher coverage, higher bulkiness, and improved liquid management.

In addition, Meralux fibres deliver substantial sustainability benefits including about 55% savings in raw materials, with equivalent carbon emission savings, thanks to weight reduction in nonwovens for the same coverage, and higher recyclability of PP/PE.

Beaulieu Fibres International is attending INDEX™20 in Geneva and is excited to accelerate its work helping customers to exceed in product performance and sustainability.

For nonwoven converters serving the hygiene segment, a feature at INDEX™20 will be the company’s optimized Meralux specialty fibre, with fit for use performance and sustainability properties. It offers opacity improvements (reduction of TiO2 for the same opacity levels), higher coverage, higher bulkiness, and improved liquid management.

In addition, Meralux fibres deliver substantial sustainability benefits including about 55% savings in raw materials, with equivalent carbon emission savings, thanks to weight reduction in nonwovens for the same coverage, and higher recyclability of PP/PE.

The latest additions to the hygiene fibres portfolio are Meraspring BICO PET fibres. Meraspring enables nonwovens to combine a softness and loftiness that provides a cushioned, even “well-being”, experience for end-users of applications such as diapers and fem-pads. The fibres are available in a range from 1.7-8.9 dtex with hydrophilic, hydrophobic and wellbeing finishes depending on the properties required in the final product.

In the industrial fibres segment, UltraBond thermal bonding fibre will finally be presented with its INDEX™20 Nonwovens Award in the category "sustainable raw material".

In addition, Beaulieu Fibres International’s new range of MONO low count and BICO fibres are setting new performance standards for the fast-growing air and liquid filtration markets.

At INDEX™20, Beaulieu Fibres International also presenets its Pilot Line to test the waters of co-development opportunities without risk. The Pilot Line offers the utmost flexibility to produce samples, without the typical constraints imposed by industrial production lines, replicating any type of staple fibre spinning technology using different types of polymers and additives and different types of cross sections.

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B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant © Beaulieu International Group
B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant.
07.09.2021

B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant

  • FM Global ‘Highly Protected Risk’ Achievement Award for Komen site, Belgium
  • Completes HPR Award status for B.I.G. YARNS’ European production facilities
  • Fifth plant in Beaulieu International Group to attain HPR Award

B.I.G. YARNS is proud to announce the attainment of a FM Global ‘Highly Protected Risk’ Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium.

The HPR Award is assigned by insurer FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s insurance partner of the past five years in its on-going dedication to property loss prevention. A worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of B.I.G.’s assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection. The FM Global assessment considers implementation of measures to protect against fire, natural hazard, mechanical breakdown of machinery and also cyber risks. The local team worked diligently over the last five years to implement all the FM Global recommendations.

  • FM Global ‘Highly Protected Risk’ Achievement Award for Komen site, Belgium
  • Completes HPR Award status for B.I.G. YARNS’ European production facilities
  • Fifth plant in Beaulieu International Group to attain HPR Award

B.I.G. YARNS is proud to announce the attainment of a FM Global ‘Highly Protected Risk’ Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium.

The HPR Award is assigned by insurer FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s insurance partner of the past five years in its on-going dedication to property loss prevention. A worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of B.I.G.’s assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection. The FM Global assessment considers implementation of measures to protect against fire, natural hazard, mechanical breakdown of machinery and also cyber risks. The local team worked diligently over the last five years to implement all the FM Global recommendations.

Emmanuel Colchen, General Manager B.I.G. YARNS, comments: “Achieving the prestigious HPR Award recognizes the commitment of the teams at B.I.G. YARNS and the wider Beaulieu International Group to proactive risk management and contingency planning to ensure the safety and protection of our workplaces. Safeguarding property is a key element in enabling us to provide business continuity for our customers in demanding sectors like automotive, commercial contract and residential flooring.”

B.I.G. YARNS’ Komen production facility is the fifth plant at B.I.G. to receive HPR status - the highest level a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection.

The Yarns division of Beaulieu International Group achieved HPR status for its other European site in Comines, France, in 2017.

B.I.G. Yarns launches EqoCycle Yarns designed for the carpet industry (c) Beaulieu International Group
08.03.2021

B.I.G. Yarns launches EqoCycle Yarns designed for the carpet industry

  • 75% recycled content yarn with no performance compromise
  • A circular, endlessly recyclable solution for contract, automotive and residential carpets
  • Significant resource efficiency in EqoCycle production compared to virgin-based PA6 yarn: 58% reduction in fossil fuel use; 27% less energy consumption; 37% CO₂ emission reduction

B.I.G. Yarns announces its latest development, EqoCycle, a fully recyclable PA6 yarn with 75% recycled content, offering the same high-quality performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn mainly based on post-industrial waste supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint of their end products.

  • 75% recycled content yarn with no performance compromise
  • A circular, endlessly recyclable solution for contract, automotive and residential carpets
  • Significant resource efficiency in EqoCycle production compared to virgin-based PA6 yarn: 58% reduction in fossil fuel use; 27% less energy consumption; 37% CO₂ emission reduction

B.I.G. Yarns announces its latest development, EqoCycle, a fully recyclable PA6 yarn with 75% recycled content, offering the same high-quality performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn mainly based on post-industrial waste supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint of their end products.

EqoCycle is made with recycled granulates derived from pre-consumer recycled and regenerated PA6, certified by Control Union for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certification. The use of less virgin materials implicates a decrease of fossil fuels by 58% and a 27% decrease in energy consumption. On top, EqoCycle yarns allow a reduction of 37% of CO₂ eq./kg compared to the fossil based yarns. The environmental impacts of EqoCycle with 75% recycled content were calculated through an LCA analysis, verified according to ISO 14025 and EN 15804+A1 and published in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD registration number S-P-02415).

Customers have the assurance that for every 1.000 tons of EqoCycle yarn, 13,562 barrels of oil are saved and 2.700 tons of CO₂ emission are reduced, compared to PA6 traditionally made from virgin materials.

Emmanuel Colchen, General Manager Yarns Division, comments: “EqoCycle is a perfect example of how higher resource efficiency in our industry can promote greater circularity in our customers’ industries. Minimizing waste, re-using materials, and saving energy and carbon emissions in production, it provides our customers and carpet brands with a new sustainable alternative that won’t compromise their end-product performance but will support their increasing focus on CO₂ reduction and global warming potential. All part of our wider commitment to encourage decoupling from the need for only virgin feedstocks and moving towards a circular economy for yarns and soft flooring industries.”

EqoCycle is the latest circular solution in B.I.G. Yarns’ PA6 portfolio, joining EqoBalance PA6, based on biomass balance renewable resources, which offers up to 75% CO₂ reduction. Both exemplify the company’s on-going investment in developing new products that better serve customers’ needs in a sustainable way. B.I.G. Yarns fully pursues opportunities to support and solve the global environmental challenges through innovation, investment and collaboration, as part of its sincere belief in, and broader commitment to, Social Responsibility.

The innovation of EqoCycle and EqoBalance PA6 aligns with the company’s active integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its business activities, creating value for customers and engaging employees and value chain partners.

Beaulieu International Group and Greencare (c) Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu International Group and Greencare
16.04.2020

Tessutica produces furniture upholstery from recycled marine waste

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)’s Tessutica business is proud to announce a new product line in upholstery. Greencare fabrics are created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste. The fabrics themselves can then be 100% recycled into pellets again.

The new Greencare collection is made with 100% recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics and is certified with the the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. The company used recycled yarns from regular post-consumer PET bottles from the oceans, landfills and upcycled cotton from garments.
For this, Tessutica partnered with the Seaqual project, which brings plastic waste back into the manufacturing chain. Through the recycling process there is no usage of new petroleum which decresases the CO₂  emissions significantly compared to the use of virgin polyester.

With growing demands for sustainability within the business world as well as from end-consumers, Tessutica felt it was the right choice to offer a product line that comes with a full guarantee of environmental consciousness.

 

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)’s Tessutica business is proud to announce a new product line in upholstery. Greencare fabrics are created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste. The fabrics themselves can then be 100% recycled into pellets again.

The new Greencare collection is made with 100% recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics and is certified with the the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. The company used recycled yarns from regular post-consumer PET bottles from the oceans, landfills and upcycled cotton from garments.
For this, Tessutica partnered with the Seaqual project, which brings plastic waste back into the manufacturing chain. Through the recycling process there is no usage of new petroleum which decresases the CO₂  emissions significantly compared to the use of virgin polyester.

With growing demands for sustainability within the business world as well as from end-consumers, Tessutica felt it was the right choice to offer a product line that comes with a full guarantee of environmental consciousness.

 

 New pilot line prioritizing collaborative product development (c) Beaulieu International Group
New pilot line prioritizing collaborative product development
26.02.2020

Beaulieu Fibres International at INDEX™20

Beaulieu Fibres International prioritizes collaborative product development & sustainable long-term partnerships

  • Up & running: pilot line & new fibre line in Italy, BICO capacity for industrial fibres in Belgium
  • Introducing new Meraspring for soft cushioned hygiene nonwovens
  • Extended fibre range for filtration applications
  • Stand 1340, INDEX™20, 31st March – 3rd April, Palexpo, Geneva

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, will announce at INDEX™20 completion of its pilot line in Terni, Italy, the start-up of the state-of-the-art multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium. The company invites the Nonwoven sectors to join efforts in accelerating the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for a rapidly changing global market (Stand 1340).

Beaulieu Fibres International prioritizes collaborative product development & sustainable long-term partnerships

  • Up & running: pilot line & new fibre line in Italy, BICO capacity for industrial fibres in Belgium
  • Introducing new Meraspring for soft cushioned hygiene nonwovens
  • Extended fibre range for filtration applications
  • Stand 1340, INDEX™20, 31st March – 3rd April, Palexpo, Geneva

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, will announce at INDEX™20 completion of its pilot line in Terni, Italy, the start-up of the state-of-the-art multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium. The company invites the Nonwoven sectors to join efforts in accelerating the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for a rapidly changing global market (Stand 1340).

New products are also on their way to show. For nonwoven converters serving the hygiene segment, Beaulieu Fibres International will unveil Meraspring to the European market at INDEX™20. The BICO-fibres are made with polyethylene (PE) in the sheath and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the core, and are the latest addition to the hygiene portfolio.

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EMG for Beaulieu International Group

03.04.2019

Beaulieu Fibres International UltraBond finalist for essenscia Innovation Award 2019

  • essenscia Innovation Award is Belgium’s most prestigious prize for industrial innovation
  • UltraBond is a cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets
  • Significant reductions in ecological footprint and cost for carpet manufacturers

Beaulieu Fibres International, Europe’s largest producer of polyolefin fibres, was nominated for the 2019 essenscia Innovation Award for its recently introduced UltraBond fibre.

The biannual award is the most prestigious prize for industrial innovation in Belgium. Created by essenscia, the Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries, it aims to promote innovations in the Belgian industry and encourages companies to invest even more in innovative and sustainable products and applications. During the evaluation of the nominated innovation projects, the jury assesses their link with chemistry, life sciences and materials, their contribution to sustainable development, their intellectual property management strategy as well as their added value for the economy.

  • essenscia Innovation Award is Belgium’s most prestigious prize for industrial innovation
  • UltraBond is a cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets
  • Significant reductions in ecological footprint and cost for carpet manufacturers

Beaulieu Fibres International, Europe’s largest producer of polyolefin fibres, was nominated for the 2019 essenscia Innovation Award for its recently introduced UltraBond fibre.

The biannual award is the most prestigious prize for industrial innovation in Belgium. Created by essenscia, the Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries, it aims to promote innovations in the Belgian industry and encourages companies to invest even more in innovative and sustainable products and applications. During the evaluation of the nominated innovation projects, the jury assesses their link with chemistry, life sciences and materials, their contribution to sustainable development, their intellectual property management strategy as well as their added value for the economy.

Formally introduced in early 2019, UltraBond is a patented polyolefin bonding staple fibre that eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to bond nonwovens. It enables carpet manufacturers to create 100% PP needlepunch carpets that meet the same performance requirements as traditional constructions, while also reducing end-of-life environmental impact.

UltraBond helps manufacturers make a significant contribution to the circular economy through the production of 100% recyclable carpets. In addition to making recycled PP available for the plastics production chain and reduced waste generation, their total lack of water use and reduced energy use result in significant environmental advantages and financial savings. There is also a reduction in the VOC level of the carpet. This all leads to a significant reduction in a needlepunch carpet’s ecological footprint to the tune of a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions during the full production process.

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Beaulieu International Group

Representatives of FM Global Management and Beaulieu Fibres International at the Award ceremony on February 20, 2019. (c) Beaulieu International Group
Representatives of FM Global Management and Beaulieu Fibres International at the Award ceremony on February 20, 2019.
22.02.2019

Beaulieu Fibres awarded FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status

  • HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
  • The site Beaulieu Fibres International is the fourth in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
  • Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan

Beaulieu Fibres International, one of the leading polyolefin staple fibre producers, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its production site in Wielsbeke, a designation that means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.

HPR status was awarded by FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) industrial property and business interruption insurer for the past three years. The company offers B.I.G a unique concept that supports the Group in reducing its exposure to loss and increasing its business resilience. A dedicated worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of its assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection.

  • HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
  • The site Beaulieu Fibres International is the fourth in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
  • Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan

Beaulieu Fibres International, one of the leading polyolefin staple fibre producers, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its production site in Wielsbeke, a designation that means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.

HPR status was awarded by FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) industrial property and business interruption insurer for the past three years. The company offers B.I.G a unique concept that supports the Group in reducing its exposure to loss and increasing its business resilience. A dedicated worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of its assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection.

The Beaulieu Fibres International site produces high performance fibres for a large variety of applications and market segments. It scored exceptionally well in its FM Global assessment which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazards, mechanical breakdown of machinery, cyber risks and consequent business interruption.

Its overall risk mark of 83 ranks it within the top 25% of its industry for fire risk prevention and protection.

Commenting on the Award, Maria Teresa Tomaselli, Global Sales Director Fibres, said: “This HPR fibre production site reinforces strongly our supply chain security and demonstrates our engagement towards our customers and partners. Our contingency planning and risk management are essential, well-considered elements within our long-term business strategy to demanding sectors such as Automotive, Geotextiles, Flooring industries.”

 

UltraBond, the cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets (c) Beaulieu Fibres International
10.01.2019

Beaulieu Fibres International: Cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets

  • Latex-free: UltraBond allows 100% recyclable thermal bonded nonwovens
  • Sustainability & cost-efficiency: significant reductions in CO2 emissions and energy and water consumption for manufacturers of needlepunched exhibition & contract flooring
  • UltraBond debuts at Domotex 2019 Stand B56 Hall 11

Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI) unveils a unique opportunity for carpet manufacturers to create fully recyclable needlepunch carpets, and benefit from production and resource savings, without influencing performance.

Launched at Domotex 2019, new UltraBond is a patented polyolefin bonding staple fibre that eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to bind nonwovens. It opens up a new path for creating 100% polypropylene (PP) needlepunch carpets which meet the same performance requirements as traditional latex-bonded carpets while reducing the end-of-life environmental impact. Functional properties such as pilling resistance, resistance to wear and abrasion, and also UV resistance are guaranteed.

  • Latex-free: UltraBond allows 100% recyclable thermal bonded nonwovens
  • Sustainability & cost-efficiency: significant reductions in CO2 emissions and energy and water consumption for manufacturers of needlepunched exhibition & contract flooring
  • UltraBond debuts at Domotex 2019 Stand B56 Hall 11

Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI) unveils a unique opportunity for carpet manufacturers to create fully recyclable needlepunch carpets, and benefit from production and resource savings, without influencing performance.

Launched at Domotex 2019, new UltraBond is a patented polyolefin bonding staple fibre that eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to bind nonwovens. It opens up a new path for creating 100% polypropylene (PP) needlepunch carpets which meet the same performance requirements as traditional latex-bonded carpets while reducing the end-of-life environmental impact. Functional properties such as pilling resistance, resistance to wear and abrasion, and also UV resistance are guaranteed.

Using UltraBond manufacturers finally gain the potential to cost-efficiently produce 100% recyclable carpets. In addition to the general benefits of making recycled PP available for the plastics production chain and reduced waste generation, environmental advantages and financial savings arise from a total lack of water and less energy use. As a 100% dry process, thermal bonding uses no water and results in a total absence of waste water. There is also a reduction in the VOC level of the carpet. This all leads to a significant reduction in a needlepunch carpet’s ecological footprint.

The sustainability benefits are quantified through lifecycle analysis (LCA) of an exhibition carpet application – among the primary applications for needlepunch carpets. Evaluations show that the absence of water consumption directly translates into a large energy saving of 93% when using UltraBond compared to a latex bonding solution, and also a potential annual water saving of over 20 million litres for 100 million m2 of exhibition applications in the EU. Without the addition of any other bonding agent, CO2 emissions are reduced by 35% over the full production process.

Karena Cancilleri, Vice President Beaulieu Engineered Products, Beaulieu International Group, commented, “Recyclability and achieving a greener, more cost-effective production process without compromising on current performance levels are significant unsolved topics within today’s carpet industry. By eliminating the need for latex and chemical binders through UltraBond, we offer needlepunch manufacturers a breakthrough they have been looking for that boosts environmental and economic sustainability. We see textile flooring as just the beginning. Together with our customers, we look forward to exploring the potential of this unique thermal bonding fibre in other applications such as laminated nonwovens or as an alternative to dry powders.”

Discover more about UltraBond from the Beaulieu Fibres International team at Stand B56 Hall 11, Domotex 2019 in Hannover, Germany from January 11-14, 2019.

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EMG

(c) Beaulieu International Group
19.11.2018

Beaulieu International Group announces global price increases for its Engineered Products

Beaulieu Engineered Products announces global price increases across its Fibres, Yarns and Technical Textiles divisions effective as of January 1st 2019, or as contract terms allow.
The move follows on-going significant increases in energy, raw material and delivery costs.

Sales representatives will contact customers individually over the coming weeks to discuss the impact of the price changes on their specific products.
Karena Cancilleri, Vice President of Beaulieu Engineered Products, comments: “Through the price increases, Beaulieu Engineered Products will be able to maintain the level of innovative and reliable support our customers expect. At the same time, our three divisions will continue to look at ways to improve their operations to limit the effect of any further internal cost increases on customers.”

 

Beaulieu Engineered Products announces global price increases across its Fibres, Yarns and Technical Textiles divisions effective as of January 1st 2019, or as contract terms allow.
The move follows on-going significant increases in energy, raw material and delivery costs.

Sales representatives will contact customers individually over the coming weeks to discuss the impact of the price changes on their specific products.
Karena Cancilleri, Vice President of Beaulieu Engineered Products, comments: “Through the price increases, Beaulieu Engineered Products will be able to maintain the level of innovative and reliable support our customers expect. At the same time, our three divisions will continue to look at ways to improve their operations to limit the effect of any further internal cost increases on customers.”

 

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Beaulieu International Group

20.07.2018

EqoBalance® von Beaulieu Yarns erhält Green Product Award 2018

  • Erste Biomassebilanz-Polyamidgarne für Teppiche
  • Teppichhersteller können damit zum reduzierten Einsatz fossiler Rohstoffe, zur Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen und so zu einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft beitragen
  • Geeignet für Teppichfliesen, -dielen und -böden im Objektmarkt sowie zur Automobil- und Raumausstattung

Beaulieu Yarns, weltweit aktiver Hersteller hochwertiger synthetischer Polyamid- und Polypropylengarne, ist für die Familie seiner EqoBalance® Biomassebilanz-Garne mit dem Green Product Award 2018 in der Kategorie Material ausgezeichnet worden.

EqoBalance, die ersten Biomassebilanz-Polyamidgarne für Teppiche, gehörten zu einer Vorauswahl von 400 Einreichungen aus 25 Ländern. Rund 100 Kandidaten wurden dann einer internationalen Jury vorgestellt, die sie nach fachlichem Design, Innovation und Nachhaltigkeit beurteilte. In 12 Kategorien wurden schließlich insgesamt 24 Preisträger gekürt. Eine Publikumswertung für den Audience Award findet vom 17. Juli bis zum 17. August statt.

  • Erste Biomassebilanz-Polyamidgarne für Teppiche
  • Teppichhersteller können damit zum reduzierten Einsatz fossiler Rohstoffe, zur Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen und so zu einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft beitragen
  • Geeignet für Teppichfliesen, -dielen und -böden im Objektmarkt sowie zur Automobil- und Raumausstattung

Beaulieu Yarns, weltweit aktiver Hersteller hochwertiger synthetischer Polyamid- und Polypropylengarne, ist für die Familie seiner EqoBalance® Biomassebilanz-Garne mit dem Green Product Award 2018 in der Kategorie Material ausgezeichnet worden.

EqoBalance, die ersten Biomassebilanz-Polyamidgarne für Teppiche, gehörten zu einer Vorauswahl von 400 Einreichungen aus 25 Ländern. Rund 100 Kandidaten wurden dann einer internationalen Jury vorgestellt, die sie nach fachlichem Design, Innovation und Nachhaltigkeit beurteilte. In 12 Kategorien wurden schließlich insgesamt 24 Preisträger gekürt. Eine Publikumswertung für den Audience Award findet vom 17. Juli bis zum 17. August statt.

EqoBalance PA6-Garne folgen dem Biomassebilanz-Prinzip, das auf der allerersten Stufe der Wertschöpfungskette in der Produktion von Polymeren zur Garnherstellung die Substitution fossiler Ressourcen durch erneuerbare natürliche Rohmaterialien sicherstellt. Die nachhaltigen Garne entsprechen dem TÜV SÜD Standard CMS 71 zur Zertifizierung des Einsatzes erneuerbarer Rohstoffe. Die Zertifizierung bestätigt die Einsparungen an fossilen Ressourcen. Das Potenzial zur Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen als Folge der Substitution fossiler Stoffe wird im Rahmen einer Lebenszyklusbewertung (Life Cycle Analysis, LCA) errechnet. Demnach ermöglichen EqoBalance-Garne gegenüber Beaulieu-Garnprodukten auf fossiler Basis eine um bis zu 75 Prozent reduzierte Kohlendioxidäquivalenz (CO2eq/kg).
Emmanuel Colchen, Global Sales Director, Beaulieu Yarns, kommentiert: „Wir freuen uns sehr, diesen Green Product Award für unsere ® Familie zu erhalten. Diese PA6-Garne erschließen Teppichherstellern eine direkte, in Qualität und Leistung gleichwertige Alternative zu fossil basierten Produkten. Mit EqoBalance können sie zum reduzierten Einsatz fossiler Rohstoffe, zur Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen und so zu einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft beitragen.“

Beaulieu Yarns bietet ein breites Portfolio an PA6-Garnen zur Fertigung von Teppichfliesen, -dielen und -böden für den Einsatz in geschäftlichen Büroräumen, Gastgewerbe-, Bildungs- und Gesundheitspflege-Einrichtungen, Kraftfahrzeugen und Wohnbereichen.

Der Green Product Award ist ein jährlicher internationaler Wettbewerb für innovative, nachhaltige Produkte und Dienstleistungen in den Kategorien Architektur, Arbeitswelt, Energie, Elektronik, Mode, Forschung, Freestyle, Kinder, Kommunikation, Konsumgüter, Mobilität, Möbel und Wohnaccessoires. Der Preis richtet sich an etablierte Firmen und Start-ups.

Ziel des Preises ist, eine Sammlung „grüner“ Lösungen für Verbraucher und Einkäufer zu erstellen, die bestehende Produkte nachhaltig substituieren. Seit 2013 hat der Wettbewerb Einreichungen aus über 40 Ländern erhalten. Seitdem wurden die Exponate auf internationalen Fachmessen und Designfestivals mehr als 500.000 Besuchern präsentiert.

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EMG for Beaulieu International Group

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Nachhaltiger Containerumschlag am River Terminal Wielsbeke, die globale Binnenverkehrsdrehscheibe von B.I.G. zum Rest der Welt.
21.06.2018

Beaulieu International Group reduziert CO2-Emissionen um 300 Tonnen mit nachhaltigem Containertransportprogramm

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) hat heute die Bilanz ihrer globalen multimodalen Logistikplattform bekanntgegeben, die unter Nutzung der Binnenschifffahrt ihre Abhängigkeit von Lkw-Transporten reduziert. Das erfolgreiche Programm hat die im Containerverkehr verursachten CO2-Emissionen des Unternehmens im Jahr 2017 um 36% gesenkt und peilt eine weitere Reduzierung von 55% in den kommenden Jahren an.

Seit dem Start im Jahr 2015 hat das Programm erheblich an Fahrt gewonnen, sodass inzwischen 60% der Containerleistung von B.I.G. ab dem River Terminal Wielsbeke (RTW) mit Frachtkähnen abgewickelt wird. Der RTW dient B.I.G. als globale Binnenverkehrsdrehscheibe und verbindet das Unternehmen mit den großen Schifffahrtsrouten und Versandzielen weltweit über den Hafen von Antwerpen. Organisiert wurde der Containertransport in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem RTW-Betreiber Delcatrans, der den Frachtkahnservice bereitstellt, und mit Manuport Logistics als 4PL- (Fourth Party Logistics) Partner von B.I.G.

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) hat heute die Bilanz ihrer globalen multimodalen Logistikplattform bekanntgegeben, die unter Nutzung der Binnenschifffahrt ihre Abhängigkeit von Lkw-Transporten reduziert. Das erfolgreiche Programm hat die im Containerverkehr verursachten CO2-Emissionen des Unternehmens im Jahr 2017 um 36% gesenkt und peilt eine weitere Reduzierung von 55% in den kommenden Jahren an.

Seit dem Start im Jahr 2015 hat das Programm erheblich an Fahrt gewonnen, sodass inzwischen 60% der Containerleistung von B.I.G. ab dem River Terminal Wielsbeke (RTW) mit Frachtkähnen abgewickelt wird. Der RTW dient B.I.G. als globale Binnenverkehrsdrehscheibe und verbindet das Unternehmen mit den großen Schifffahrtsrouten und Versandzielen weltweit über den Hafen von Antwerpen. Organisiert wurde der Containertransport in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem RTW-Betreiber Delcatrans, der den Frachtkahnservice bereitstellt, und mit Manuport Logistics als 4PL- (Fourth Party Logistics) Partner von B.I.G.

Bisher wurden alle Frachtcontainer per Lkw zum Hafen von Antwerpen transportiert – eine Strecke von 90 km. Mit der Verlagerung auf den Wasserweg sind die Transportzeiten zuverlässiger geworden, da mit keinen Verkehrsstaus mehr gerechnet werden muss. Es sind weniger Lkw auf der Straße, was die Verkehrsdichte dort für andere Teilnehmer reduziert. Und die CO2-Emissionen des Unternehmens sind zurückgegangen. Im Jahr 2017 hat B.I.G. im kombinierten Lkw- und Frachtkahntransport 3.000 Container versandt und dabei die CO2-Emissionen im Vergleich zum reinen Lkw-Transport um 300 Tonnen gesenkt.

„B.I.G. ist entschlossen, ebenso wirtschaftliche wie nachhaltige Transportlösungen zu realisieren“, erläutert Isabelle Vandamme, Group Supply Chain & Procurement Director, B.I.G. „Daher ist der Transport per Frachtkahn von RTW zum Antwerper Hafen so wichtig für B.I.G. und wird dies auch in den kommenden Jahren bleiben. In der Tat haben wir uns zum Ziel gesetzt, die Frachtkahnnutzung in diesem Jahr um 10% zu steigern, und die Frachtkahnkapazität ist geplant im Laufe der nächsten Jahre von 60 auf 90 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) erhöht zu werden.“

Die Vorteile des Frachkahnverkehrs in Fakten und Zahlen:

  • Durchschnittliche CO2-Emissionen pro Tonne/km im Vergleich: Beim Lkw-Transport auf der Straße werden 62 g CO2 pro Tonne/km freigesetzt, beim intermodalen Lkw/Frachtkahn-Transport sind es nur 34 g CO2 pro Tonne/km.
  • Beaulieu International Group hat über den RTW im Jahr 2017 3.000 Container umgeschlagen. Das entspricht 60% aller Container aus den 12 belgischen Anlagen der Gruppe.
  • RTW hat im Jahr 2017 15.000 TEU per Frachtkahn umgeschlagen, davon 5.100 von B.I.G. – mehr als ein Drittel des RTW-Volumens.
  • Mit über 72 Millionen Tonnen erreichte der Güterverkehr auf den flämischen Wasserstraßen ein neues Rekordvolumen und nahm im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 6,5% zu. Ausgedrückt in Containern waren es 832.000 TEU – 11,5% mehr als in 2016.

„Auch wenn dieses Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm primär in der Verantwortung unserer Transport- und Logistikabteilungen liegt, wäre sein Erfolg ohne Unterstützung durch das gesamte Unternehmen kaum möglich gewesen“, unterstreicht Luc Speecke, Chief Operating Officer. „Und wir übertragen diese Philosophie auf die anderen Nachhaltigkeitsprojekte, die wir aktuell untersuchen und testen. Falls auch sie so erfolgreich sind, wie wir es erwarten, werden wir sie in Kürze unternehmensweit einführen.“

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines (IFFC) receives Textile Industry Award © Beaulieu International Group
Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines (IFFC) receives Textile Industry Award
06.04.2018

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines (IFFC) receives Textile Industry Award

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines received the Textile Industry Award during the award ceremony of the “Trophées de l’Industrie des Hauts-de-France” (Trophies of the Industries of Hauts-de-France) which is hosted each year by the Société Industrielle du Nord. These trophies reward companies who are selected by trade and pooling associations based on their exemplary performance, innovations and achievements in an area of specialty which is different each year.

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines (IFFC), a subsidiary of the Belgian Beaulieu International Group of companies, announced today that it was awarded the Textile Industry Award, which is one of the Trophies of the Industries of Hauts-de-France. The award ceremony took place on the 29th of March of this year at the Cité des Échanges of Marcq en Baroeul, France. Michiel Leys, Manufacturing Manager for Europe and General Manager of the production site, and Loïc Derôme, Operations Manager at IFCC, attended the ceremony and received the prize in person.

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines received the Textile Industry Award during the award ceremony of the “Trophées de l’Industrie des Hauts-de-France” (Trophies of the Industries of Hauts-de-France) which is hosted each year by the Société Industrielle du Nord. These trophies reward companies who are selected by trade and pooling associations based on their exemplary performance, innovations and achievements in an area of specialty which is different each year.

Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines (IFFC), a subsidiary of the Belgian Beaulieu International Group of companies, announced today that it was awarded the Textile Industry Award, which is one of the Trophies of the Industries of Hauts-de-France. The award ceremony took place on the 29th of March of this year at the Cité des Échanges of Marcq en Baroeul, France. Michiel Leys, Manufacturing Manager for Europe and General Manager of the production site, and Loïc Derôme, Operations Manager at IFCC, attended the ceremony and received the prize in person.

As part of the Industry Week, the ceremony is each year a time of exchange, optimism and encouragement to flagship companies of the industrial trades.
Idéal Fibres & Fabrics Comines’ production site has been based in the North since 1993 and manufactures high quality polypropylene and polyamid based textured yarns for applications in the automotive, and commercial and residential building sectors. “We regularly invest in technology on the one hand, and in safety, security and working conditions on the other”, says Loïc Derôme, Operations Manager at IFCC. “For the past two years, we have invested around for million euros and, this year, we are in the on-going process of further developing our manufacturing resources to meet the technical needs of the market and to increase the safety of our site.”

“We have selected IFCC because of its significant surface, but also because it is a French company belonging to a Belgian group, who decided to build on France as a country”, adds Eric Mezin, Délégué Général UIT Nord. Such attributes as open-mindedness, strong focus on sustainable development and effective communication efforts in view of attracting new talents, including among older, more experienced people, are but a few of the multiple aspects that accounts for the election of IFFC as an award-winner.

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26.02.2018

Beaulieu Fibres International honoured with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors “Distinguished Supplier” award for second consecutive year

Wielsbeke, Belgium – February 26, 2018 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, is once again the proud recipient of a “Distinguished Supplier” European Supplier Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI). It is the second year in succession that the global leader in automotive interiors has recognised the significant expertise and support provided by Beaulieu Fibres International.

The very close cooperation between the two companies in 2017 enabled YFAI to successfully develop its latest generation of lightweight door panels, helping to further reduce weight. The technical team at Beaulieu Fibres International worked closely with YFAI’s development team to achieve this important step forward for the automotive industry.

Beaulieu Fibres International was presented with the award at YFAI’s annual European Supplier Award ceremony held this year on February 7th at its European headquarters in Neuss, Germany.

Wielsbeke, Belgium – February 26, 2018 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, is once again the proud recipient of a “Distinguished Supplier” European Supplier Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI). It is the second year in succession that the global leader in automotive interiors has recognised the significant expertise and support provided by Beaulieu Fibres International.

The very close cooperation between the two companies in 2017 enabled YFAI to successfully develop its latest generation of lightweight door panels, helping to further reduce weight. The technical team at Beaulieu Fibres International worked closely with YFAI’s development team to achieve this important step forward for the automotive industry.

Beaulieu Fibres International was presented with the award at YFAI’s annual European Supplier Award ceremony held this year on February 7th at its European headquarters in Neuss, Germany.

A total of 15 suppliers providing plastics, resins, chemicals, foams, trim and metal components received the European Supplier Award in various categories in recognition of their outstanding performance in 2017. Suppliers are rated on the factors of quality, cost, customer satisfaction, development, technology and innovation, and service.

Beaulieu Yarns received the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) Award at a ceremony on November 7, 2017 attended by all staff, and representatives of B.I.G. Management, Beaulieu Yarns Management and FM Global Management. © Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu Yarns receives HPR Award
08.11.2017

Beaulieu Yarns awarded prestigious FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status for French production site

  • HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
  • The site Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines is the second in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
  • Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan

Wielsbeke, Belgium – Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its French production site, Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines. Awarded by FM Global, HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.

  • HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
  • The site Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines is the second in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
  • Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan

Wielsbeke, Belgium – Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its French production site, Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines. Awarded by FM Global, HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.

FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) industrial property and business interruption insurer for the past two years, offers a unique concept that supports the Group in reducing its exposure to loss and increases its business resilience. A dedicated worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of its assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection.

The Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines site produces high quality yarns for a large variety of application and market segments including the automotive industry. It scored exceptionally well in its FM Global assessment which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazard, mechanical breakdown of machinery and also cyber risks.

Its overall risk mark of 76 ranks it within the top 25% of its industry for fire risk prevention and protection.

Commenting on the Award, Emmanuel Colchen, Global Sales Director Yarns within BU Beaulieu Engineered Products, said: “This HPR yarn production site reinforces strongly our supply chain security and demonstrates our engagement towards our customers and partners. Our contingency planning and risk management are essential, well-considered elements within our long-term business strategy to demanding sectors such as Automotive and Commercial & Residential floor covering contracts.”

Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines is the second facility in the Group to attain HPR status, and the very first in Europe. Pinnacle Polymers LLC in the USA also achieved the HPR as a chemical plant, which is a rare achievement within the chemical business. Fire risk prevention is part of the Group’s broader risk management activities. B.I.G. is investing in increasing the level of protection at all B.I.G. plants in order to protect its business continuity.

The divisions of B.I.G. are also implementing a number of safety programmes to raise awareness of workplace safety and to maintain strong safety records.

Karena Cancilleri, Vice President BU Beaulieu Engineered Products, commented: “I am proud of Beaulieu Yarns for achieving the highly-regarded FM Global HPR Award and setting an example for the whole Beaulieu International Group. This positive step reflects the strong commitment of the Engineered Products division and the rest of the Group to improving safety and protecting our workplaces and our production facilities.”

Beaulieu Yarns received the HPR Award at a ceremony on November 7, 2017 attended by all staff, and representatives of B.I.G. Management, Beaulieu Yarns Management and FM Global Management.

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09.05.2017

Beaulieu Technical Textiles turns spotlight on extrusion coating & laminating capabilities at Techtextil 2017

 Technical textile producers are invited to discover the diverse finishing and innovative customisation opportunities possible with BTT’s advanced, fully automated line for Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) and Polyester (PES) woven fabrics and nonwovens.
BTT’s extrusion coating process can apply a wide range of polymers as a liquid layer – one-sided, two-sided or multi-layer – to make a fabric printable and/or achieve specific protective and functional performance, including waterproofing, flame resistance and antistatic properties. Optional UV stabilisation is also offered. Transparent and white transparent, standard white and black, and coloured coating options are available. Coatings range from minimum 25-30 g/m² up to 450 g/m². As well as standard widths, BTT offers extensive possibilities to customise lengths and widths, with supplementary cutting provided on a separate line with up to 6 cutters in width.

 Technical textile producers are invited to discover the diverse finishing and innovative customisation opportunities possible with BTT’s advanced, fully automated line for Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) and Polyester (PES) woven fabrics and nonwovens.
BTT’s extrusion coating process can apply a wide range of polymers as a liquid layer – one-sided, two-sided or multi-layer – to make a fabric printable and/or achieve specific protective and functional performance, including waterproofing, flame resistance and antistatic properties. Optional UV stabilisation is also offered. Transparent and white transparent, standard white and black, and coloured coating options are available. Coatings range from minimum 25-30 g/m² up to 450 g/m². As well as standard widths, BTT offers extensive possibilities to customise lengths and widths, with supplementary cutting provided on a separate line with up to 6 cutters in width.


In addition to extrusion coating, BTT is also equipped for extrusion laminating to support the production of composite structures.
Franky Viaene, Global Sales Manager Beaulieu Technical Textiles, comments: “As an established leader and driving force in technical textiles, Beaulieu Technical Textiles supports a wide range of customers in varied markets, and our expertise extends right through to the finishing process. Our in-house extrusion capabilities are available to external customers and we offer close technical collaboration to ensure the optimal treatment for the desired result for their application. We’re looking forward to discussing new possibilities for the industry to benefit from our support, starting at Techtextil.”

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08.05.2017

Beaulieu Fibres International highlights Technology Innovator commitment and investment news at Techtextil 2017

 Hall 4.1 Booth F13, 9-12 May, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany Wielsbeke, Belgium – May 8, 2017 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, demonstrates its strengths as a “Technology Innovator” at Techtextil 2017, promising more fibre innovations to address market demand in segments such as automotive, flooring and geotextiles.
Beaulieu Fibres International’s recent Supplier Excellence for Technological Innovation Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, is just one example of its commitment to developing innovative new products in close cooperation with customers to enable them to bring more environmentally-friendly, lighter and better performing products to market.
To support this, Techtextil visitors will hear first-hand of Beaulieu Fibres International’s investment in new fibre technology on an industrial scale in Belgium. The EUR 15 million investment will be commissioned in November 2017. It is part of an ongoing programme to extend fibre production to meet future challenges and customer needs.

 Hall 4.1 Booth F13, 9-12 May, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany Wielsbeke, Belgium – May 8, 2017 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, demonstrates its strengths as a “Technology Innovator” at Techtextil 2017, promising more fibre innovations to address market demand in segments such as automotive, flooring and geotextiles.
Beaulieu Fibres International’s recent Supplier Excellence for Technological Innovation Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, is just one example of its commitment to developing innovative new products in close cooperation with customers to enable them to bring more environmentally-friendly, lighter and better performing products to market.
To support this, Techtextil visitors will hear first-hand of Beaulieu Fibres International’s investment in new fibre technology on an industrial scale in Belgium. The EUR 15 million investment will be commissioned in November 2017. It is part of an ongoing programme to extend fibre production to meet future challenges and customer needs.


At Hall 4.1 Booth F13, Techtextil visitors can get insights on upcoming products and explore Beaulieu Fibres International’s extensive and diversified portfolio of Mono, Round and Trilobal fibres, plus BICO-fibres. Donald De Deygere, Sales and Marketing Manager Fibres Industrial, Beaulieu Fibres International, comments: “Being the European leader for polyolefin staple fibres, it is also our commitment to stay ahead as Technology Innovator. Our innovation strategy is the cornerstone of our activities and various awards have proven this success. We are proud to announce new industrial investments in both Belgium and Italy amounting to more than EUR 80 million over 2016-2018.”

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