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20.06.2022

Beaulieu Fibres International at Techtextil 22

  • Bio circular Fibre - Shaping Sustainable Living

The European staple fibre producer Beaulieu Fibres International turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at Techtextil 22. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin fibres and bicomponent polyester/polyolefin fibres, to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

The new sustainability roadmap - Route 2030 outlines how the company is targeting the reduction of our environmental footprint to zero, taking care of people and doing business in a transparent, ethical way. Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications and to work towards a circular economy with the whole supply chain.

  • Bio circular Fibre - Shaping Sustainable Living

The European staple fibre producer Beaulieu Fibres International turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at Techtextil 22. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin fibres and bicomponent polyester/polyolefin fibres, to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

The new sustainability roadmap - Route 2030 outlines how the company is targeting the reduction of our environmental footprint to zero, taking care of people and doing business in a transparent, ethical way. Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications and to work towards a circular economy with the whole supply chain.

Beaulieu Fibres International will offer ISCC Plus (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus) certified bio circular MONO-PP and BICO PP/PE fibres in 1,3-8,9 dtex, available with all the main available finish classes. These drop-in solutions, with no loss in quality, will support customers reduce reliance on virgin fossil carbon in their nonwoven and engineered fibre applications, contributing to the transition towards a circular economy.

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Beaulieu Fibres International

03.06.2022

B.I.G. is ready for a sustainable future

With an annual report entitled 'Here.We.Go' and a sustainability report 'Shaping sustainable living, together', B.I.G. is also publishing a strong ambition for a sustainable future.

Offering sustainable flooring and material solutions will be the number one priority for the coming years.

The Group's first sustainability report is built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects B.I.G.'s vision in a sincere way.

Their vision for the B.I.G. change is to actively build a better future by their our carbon footprint to zero and doing business in a transparent, integer way. In this sense, it is the translation of the Group's purpose defined in 2021: shaping sustainable living, together.

With an annual report entitled 'Here.We.Go' and a sustainability report 'Shaping sustainable living, together', B.I.G. is also publishing a strong ambition for a sustainable future.

Offering sustainable flooring and material solutions will be the number one priority for the coming years.

The Group's first sustainability report is built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects B.I.G.'s vision in a sincere way.

Their vision for the B.I.G. change is to actively build a better future by their our carbon footprint to zero and doing business in a transparent, integer way. In this sense, it is the translation of the Group's purpose defined in 2021: shaping sustainable living, together.

Pol Deturck adds “By 2030, together with a broad group of suppliers, stakeholders and partners, we want to be the leader in sustainable flooring and material solutions. Specifically, our future value proposition is based on products and services that are environmentally & climate friendly, circular and offered by talented, innovative people with an emphasis on integrity and respect for values. This results more in a recurring value proposition for the future.”

Clear growth ambitions
As a 100% family-owned international Group with a clear long-term vision, B.I.G. stayed true to their plans and kept on investing in all areas of their business.
“The ambition for 2021 was to invest over 100 mio euro. But we were held back by external, unforeseen factors: from delays on quotes and execution to the lack of availability and resources due to the pandemic. If all goes as planned, we’ll make up for it in 2022 with an investment budget well over 100 million euro. The main areas of interest will be sustainability, innovation and Industry 4.0.” says Pieter-Jan Sonck, CFO of B.I.G.

Adding to the gradual top-line growth of recent years, the Group can look back on an unprecedented financial boom. The driving forces: favorable market conditions, a revitalized growth strategy and a team of nearly 5.000 first-class employees.

B.I.G. reported a turnover of EUR 2,5 billion, an increase of 45 % compared to 2020. The Group ebitda amounted to EUR 451 million, an increase of 120 % compared to 2020 and a net result of EUR 274 million, a growth of 215% compared to 2020.

Fruitful year for all Business Units
It was a fruitful year for all 3 business units, but the Group's business unit Polymers stood out. Exceptionally strong demand in Europe and North America, combined with raw material shortages and unplanned shutdowns of competitors, pushed prices and margins up to highs. The Polymers facilities ran at full capacity to meet the customers’ needs and hit all-time profit records during several months.

The Group's business unit Flooring Solutions also fared well. Most divisions and regions outperformed amid surging energy prices, disrupted supply chains, cost volatility in transport and raw materials, and other challenges. Their sustained focus on innovation, design and product differentiation led to an improved operating result at the end of 2021.

The achievements by Engineered Solutions echo those of the other two business units, from volume increases to budget increases. B.I.G. took big leaps forward in all its key markets, including the automotive sector, geotextiles and filtration.

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Beaulieu International Group / EMG

(c) Beaulieu International Group
05.05.2022

B.I.G. Yarns at Clerkenwell Design Week with carpet tile collections

B.I.G. Yarns has secured its debut spot at the return of Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May 2022) and will showcase its sustainable contract flooring to carpet makers, architects and designers.

B.I.G. Yarns’ polyamide-based collections are high-performing with a strong emphasis on elevating design through remarkable colour contrasts and patterns: from bulk continuous filament (BCF) to twisted and heat-set yarns, one-colour to multi-colour, between 650 and 15000 dTex.

Designers can tap into the Class 33 resilience and various comfort levels of its one-step 3Ply Resilya, Softitude, and new two-step ColorMind solutions to meet application requirements, as well as access monthly inspiration care of #CatchtheColor. ColorMind offers yarn diversity to support a new level of design sophistication in high-end carpet segments. The ColorMind colour bank features predefined colours, always in stock, meaning short lead times. Manufacturers can also benefit from customized lot sizes and bobbin length, creating even more flexibility and design freedom.

B.I.G. Yarns has secured its debut spot at the return of Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May 2022) and will showcase its sustainable contract flooring to carpet makers, architects and designers.

B.I.G. Yarns’ polyamide-based collections are high-performing with a strong emphasis on elevating design through remarkable colour contrasts and patterns: from bulk continuous filament (BCF) to twisted and heat-set yarns, one-colour to multi-colour, between 650 and 15000 dTex.

Designers can tap into the Class 33 resilience and various comfort levels of its one-step 3Ply Resilya, Softitude, and new two-step ColorMind solutions to meet application requirements, as well as access monthly inspiration care of #CatchtheColor. ColorMind offers yarn diversity to support a new level of design sophistication in high-end carpet segments. The ColorMind colour bank features predefined colours, always in stock, meaning short lead times. Manufacturers can also benefit from customized lot sizes and bobbin length, creating even more flexibility and design freedom.

B.I.G. Yarns continues to extend its ranges to reduce fossil-carbon in the industry and encourage greater product circularity. Its EqoCycle PA6 yarns incorporate recycled content originating from recycled and regenerated PA6 and are fully recyclable, improving resource efficiency and other environmental benefits throughout the value chain. Carpet tufters can also contribute to a sustainable future through less use of fossil resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions with EqoBalance yarns. Both ranges offer the same high-quality performance as virgin-based yarns.

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Beaulieu International Group / EMG

Beaulieu International Group
24.03.2022

Beaulieu Fibres International at IDEA®22

  • Complete fibre portfolio for geotextiles, hygiene & wipes, floor coverings, automotive, upholstery, filtration, RTM and construction
  • Increasing nonwoven & engineered fabric performance with new fibres that reduce carbon footprint & support design for recycling
  • Exploring new possibilities for collaboration using BFI’s expertise, pilot line and equipment

 Beaulieu Fibres International, the largest and most differentiated European staple fibre producer, turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at IDEA®22, 28-31 March. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin and BICO fibres to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications.

  • Complete fibre portfolio for geotextiles, hygiene & wipes, floor coverings, automotive, upholstery, filtration, RTM and construction
  • Increasing nonwoven & engineered fabric performance with new fibres that reduce carbon footprint & support design for recycling
  • Exploring new possibilities for collaboration using BFI’s expertise, pilot line and equipment

 Beaulieu Fibres International, the largest and most differentiated European staple fibre producer, turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at IDEA®22, 28-31 March. A key priority is innovation in polyolefin and BICO fibres to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications.

Bio-based fibres
From June 2022, Beaulieu Fibres International will offer ISCC+ certification on mono-PP and BICO PP/PE fibres. The fibres will be offered in 1,3-8,9 dtex and will be available with all the main available finish classes (ie. hydrophilic, hydrophobic, etc.) suitable for the main carding and consolidation technologies. These drop-in solutions with no loss in quality will support customers looking to reduce reliance on virgin fossil carbon in their nonwoven and engineered fibre applications. The bio-based fibres enable customers to contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.

Achieving material savings
For customers in industrial segments like geotextiles, high-tenacity HT8 staple fibres enable customers to achieve nonwovens for construction projects with high mechanical performance but with 15% less weight. The durability of the fibres means that customers can use less raw material for a longer service lifetime, supporting more sustainable design in addition to resource reduction.
For hygiene nonwovens, the Meralux fibres provide significant sustainable design advantages. Meralux fibres deliver substantial sustainability benefits including around 55% savings in raw materials, with equivalent carbon emission savings. These emission savings are thanks to weight reduction in nonwovens with the same coverage level and also the higher recyclability of PP/PE compared to BICO materials.

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Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu Fibres International präsentiert auf der Filtech 2022 wirtschaftliche Lösungen für die Fitrationsindustrie © Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu Fibres International präsentiert auf der Filtech 2022 wirtschaftliche Lösungen für die Fitrationsindustrie.
08.03.2022

Beaulieu Fibres International präsentiert auf der Filtech 2022 wirtschaftliche Lösungen für die Filtrationsindustrie

  • Besuchen Sie Stand R12 in Halle 7 für innovative Polypropylen-Mono- und -Bikomponenten-Fasern
  • Gemeinschaftsentwicklungen zur kostengünstigen Effizienzsteigerung im Rampenlicht
  • Entdecken Sie unsere Pilotanlage in Terni, Italien, für kürzere Entwicklungszyklen und schnellere Markteinführung neuer Produkte

Auf dem Weg zur Filtech zeigt sich Beaulieu Fibres International entschlossen, die im Rahmen der Unternehmensführung immer wichtigeren Prioritäten für saubere Luft und Energie durch die Förderung gemeinschaftlicher Produktentwicklungen aufzugreifen. Der führende europäische Polyolefin- und Biko-Faseranbieter stellt erstmals auf der Messe für Filter- und Trenntechnik aus (Halle 7, Stand R12).

  • Besuchen Sie Stand R12 in Halle 7 für innovative Polypropylen-Mono- und -Bikomponenten-Fasern
  • Gemeinschaftsentwicklungen zur kostengünstigen Effizienzsteigerung im Rampenlicht
  • Entdecken Sie unsere Pilotanlage in Terni, Italien, für kürzere Entwicklungszyklen und schnellere Markteinführung neuer Produkte

Auf dem Weg zur Filtech zeigt sich Beaulieu Fibres International entschlossen, die im Rahmen der Unternehmensführung immer wichtigeren Prioritäten für saubere Luft und Energie durch die Förderung gemeinschaftlicher Produktentwicklungen aufzugreifen. Der führende europäische Polyolefin- und Biko-Faseranbieter stellt erstmals auf der Messe für Filter- und Trenntechnik aus (Halle 7, Stand R12).

„Der Markt sucht ständig nach neuen Lösungen, die auf energieeffiziente Weise zur Verbesserung der Luftqualität und zur Steigerung der Qualität von Lebensmitteln und Industrieflüssigkeiten beitragen. Das Optimieren der Filtrierleistung bei niedrigem Druckverlust ist eine zentrale Herausforderung in diesem kontinuierlichen Prozess, der laufend neue Maßstäbe setzt, und wir freuen uns sehr über das Potenzial unserer Polypropylenfasern für Innovationen in diesem Bereich“, sagt Jefrem Jennard, Sales Director Industrial Fibres, Beaulieu Fibres International.

„Enge Zusammenarbeit und Gemeinschaftsentwicklungen sind heute elementar für eine rasche und wirksame Ausrichtung auf neu entstehende Bedürfnisse. Die Filtech bietet eine ausgezeichnete Plattform, um ins Gespräch mit Besuchern zu kommen und Möglichkeiten zum Nutzen vielfältigster Anwendungen auszuloten.“

Beaulieu Fibres International bietet eine breite Palette von Mono- und Bikomponentenfasern aus Polypropylen (PP) für die Filtration von Luft und Flüssigkeiten. Das Unternehmen arbeitet aktiv daran, den Filtrationsmarkt für Anwendungen mit Lebensmittelkontakt kontinuierlich weiterzuentwickeln und auszubauen, und ist entschlossen, die Einsatzmöglichkeiten seiner Fasern zur Verbesserung der Filtrationsleistung in Marktsegmenten der Luftfiltration zu erweitern.

Mit einer Vielzahl von verschiedenen Fasertitern, Festigkeiten und Texturen für Volumen-, Oberflächen- und Tiefenfiltration schaffen die Fasern die Fasern herausragende Möglichkeiten zur Steigerung der Filtrierleistung, ohne Druckverluste in Kauf zu nehmen. Das führt zu Filtermedien, die in Heizungs-, Lüftungs- und Klimatisierungsanlagen oder in Fahrzeuginnenraumfiltern die Luftqualität verbessern und in der Lebensmittelverarbeitung für eine erhöhte Partikelrückhaltung sorgen.

PP gilt als besonders relevant für die verstärkte Fokussierung auf saubere Luft, da es chemisch inert und beständig gegen Mikrobenbefall ist. Es nimmt keine Feuchtigkeit auf und ist statisch aufladbar. Mit der neuesten Ultrabond-Faser von Beaulieu Fibres International können vollständig recycelbare Einzelpolymer-Filtermedien mit erhöhter Haftfähigkeit und Steifigkeit realisiert werden.

23.02.2022

Beaulieu International Group führt für Bodenbeläge weitere Preiserhöhungen durch

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) kündigt weitere Preissteigerungen für ihre Marken im Bereich Bodenbeläge an, die im 2. Quartal 2022 bzw. entsprechend Vertragsbedingungen in Kraft treten.

„Wir sind bestrebt, unseren Kunden in einem Umfeld, in dem die Kosten für Dienstleistungen weiterhin erheblich steigen, Mehrwert und guten Service zu bieten. Der anhaltende Preisdruck bei Polymeren, Weichmachern, Logistik und Energie zwingt uns zu einer weiteren Anpassung unserer Listenpreise“, so Wim Coppens, VP Flooring der Beaulieu International Group.

Die Vertriebsmitarbeiter stehen bereits mit ihren Kunden in Kontakt, um sie über die Preisanpassungen bezüglich ihrer spezifischen Aufträge zu informieren.

B.I.G. ist ein führender Hersteller elastischer und harter Bodenbeläge, getufteter Teppichböden und Bodenmatten, Nadelfilz und Kunstrasen, mit einer Reichweite, die Europa, Nordamerika, die Russische Föderation/GUS und Australien umfasst. Zu B.I.G. gehören folgende Bodenbelagsmarken und Unternehmen: BerryAlloc, Beauflor, Orotex, Real, Carus, Ideal, Turfgrass und Beaulieu Mats.

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) kündigt weitere Preissteigerungen für ihre Marken im Bereich Bodenbeläge an, die im 2. Quartal 2022 bzw. entsprechend Vertragsbedingungen in Kraft treten.

„Wir sind bestrebt, unseren Kunden in einem Umfeld, in dem die Kosten für Dienstleistungen weiterhin erheblich steigen, Mehrwert und guten Service zu bieten. Der anhaltende Preisdruck bei Polymeren, Weichmachern, Logistik und Energie zwingt uns zu einer weiteren Anpassung unserer Listenpreise“, so Wim Coppens, VP Flooring der Beaulieu International Group.

Die Vertriebsmitarbeiter stehen bereits mit ihren Kunden in Kontakt, um sie über die Preisanpassungen bezüglich ihrer spezifischen Aufträge zu informieren.

B.I.G. ist ein führender Hersteller elastischer und harter Bodenbeläge, getufteter Teppichböden und Bodenmatten, Nadelfilz und Kunstrasen, mit einer Reichweite, die Europa, Nordamerika, die Russische Föderation/GUS und Australien umfasst. Zu B.I.G. gehören folgende Bodenbelagsmarken und Unternehmen: BerryAlloc, Beauflor, Orotex, Real, Carus, Ideal, Turfgrass und Beaulieu Mats.

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Beaulieu International Group / EMG

© Beaulieu International Group
09.12.2021

B.I.G. Yarns: Major investments in new yarn technology

Building a strong future. B.I.G. Yarns reveals significant investment in its next-generation Polyamide (PA) technology to help global carpet tile manufacturers meet the demands of the contract market. In addition to this key investment, the company also announces its decision to become a new producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry.

The two announcements reinforce the business’ leadership in yarn innovation and commitment to being at the forefront of supporting changing end-market needs.

B.I.G Yarns is stepping up its focus on developing and producing one-step 3Ply PA yarns using next-generation technology to answer needs for flexibility and broader design options in the carpet tile segment. Total production capacity for one-step 3Ply yarns will increase by > 20% through new lines installed at the plant in France, creating higher output and greater supply security by serving customers from all three of its global plants.

Building a strong future. B.I.G. Yarns reveals significant investment in its next-generation Polyamide (PA) technology to help global carpet tile manufacturers meet the demands of the contract market. In addition to this key investment, the company also announces its decision to become a new producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry.

The two announcements reinforce the business’ leadership in yarn innovation and commitment to being at the forefront of supporting changing end-market needs.

B.I.G Yarns is stepping up its focus on developing and producing one-step 3Ply PA yarns using next-generation technology to answer needs for flexibility and broader design options in the carpet tile segment. Total production capacity for one-step 3Ply yarns will increase by > 20% through new lines installed at the plant in France, creating higher output and greater supply security by serving customers from all three of its global plants.

The new lines use B.I.G. Yarns’ cutting-edge PA yarn technology which expands design, contrast and colour freedoms for carpet tile manufacturers, and increases flexibility in lot sizes. These advances enable customers to respond quickly to developments in the contract market. In addition, the new technology features a higher level of automation which improves ergonomics for B.I.G. Yarns’ employees. Importantly, it also optimizes energy use which contributes in energy savings at the French site specifically. The new production lines will be deployed from mid-2022.

To enhance support for a future of more sustainable automotive interiors, B.I.G. Yarns will enter into PET yarn production for the first time and offer a portfolio of PET yarns by the third quarter of 2022. These will be available for automotive applications alongside its EqoCycle® recycled-based PA6 yarns.

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Beaulieu International Group

27.10.2021

Beaulieu International Group hebt Preise im gesamten Portfolio für Fußbodenlösungen an

  • Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) kündigt für das 4. Quartal 2021 und das 1. Quartal 2022 bzw. entsprechend geltenden Vertragsbedingungen weltweite Preissteigerungen für sämtliche Marken im Bereich Bodenbeläge an.

„Im Laufe des Jahres 2021 haben wir uns darum bemüht, die Folgen der allgemeinen Kosteninflation in den Bereichen Rohstoffe, Logistik und Energie für unsere Kunden in Grenzen zu halten. Allerdings sind diese Kosten in der zweiten Hälfte dieses Jahres weiter stark gestiegen, weshalb wir uns gezwungen sehen, im Laufe des letzten Quartals von 2021 und bis in das Jahr 2022 hinein weitere Preissteigerungen in Höhe von normalerweise 8 % je nach Region und Produktlinie umzusetzen“, so Wim Coppens, VP Flooring der Beaulieu International Group.

Die Vertriebsmitarbeiter stehen bereits mit ihren Kunden in Kontakt, um sie über die Preisanpassungen bezüglich ihrer spezifischen Aufträge zu informieren.

  • Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) kündigt für das 4. Quartal 2021 und das 1. Quartal 2022 bzw. entsprechend geltenden Vertragsbedingungen weltweite Preissteigerungen für sämtliche Marken im Bereich Bodenbeläge an.

„Im Laufe des Jahres 2021 haben wir uns darum bemüht, die Folgen der allgemeinen Kosteninflation in den Bereichen Rohstoffe, Logistik und Energie für unsere Kunden in Grenzen zu halten. Allerdings sind diese Kosten in der zweiten Hälfte dieses Jahres weiter stark gestiegen, weshalb wir uns gezwungen sehen, im Laufe des letzten Quartals von 2021 und bis in das Jahr 2022 hinein weitere Preissteigerungen in Höhe von normalerweise 8 % je nach Region und Produktlinie umzusetzen“, so Wim Coppens, VP Flooring der Beaulieu International Group.

Die Vertriebsmitarbeiter stehen bereits mit ihren Kunden in Kontakt, um sie über die Preisanpassungen bezüglich ihrer spezifischen Aufträge zu informieren.

B.I.G. ist ein führender Hersteller elastischer und harter Bodenbeläge, getufteter Teppichböden und Bodenmatten, Nadelfilz und Kunstrasen, mit einer Reichweite, die Europa, Nordamerika, Russland/GUS und Australien umfasst. Zu B.I.G. gehören folgende Bodenbelagsmarken und Unternehmen: BerryAlloc, Beauflor, Orotex, Real, Carus, Ideal, Turfgrass und Beaulieu Mats.

 

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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Beaulieu International Group / EMG

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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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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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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(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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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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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.