Foss Manufacturing leads in 'green' direction
August 1, 2007,
Foss Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of non-woven fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers, has introduced Ecospun, a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% certified recycled plastic PET bottles. Ecospun can also be blended with the company's patented Fosshield antimicrobial fiber technology to create durable and natural antimicrobial fabrics.
With the creation of Ecospun, Hampton, N.H.-based Foss Manufacturing continues to lead the way to "green" manufacturing in the textile industry. Because roughly 10 bottles comprise one pound of fiber, the production of Ecospun can keep nearly 3 billion plastic PET bottles out of world landfills each year, saving over half a million barrels of oil and eliminating 400,000 tons of harmful air emissions.
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