Our Solution: Closing the Loop

THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IS THE WORLD’S SECOND DIRTIEST INDUSTRY

The global repercussions of the resource-intensive textile industry are scarcity of resources, global warming, water shortage and a polluted environment. The Sympatex Sustainability Management focuses on these four core issues with the following strategies and solutions:

Recycling
Recycling

50% of collected clothing is exported to third countries and ends up at landfills or open fires.
Our solution: Durability, recycling and closing the textile loop.

CO2 reduction
CO2 reduction

The textile industry causes 8% of global CO2 emissions – a figure which could double by 2030 and increase to 25% by 2050.
Our solution: CO2 reduction, climate-neutral membrane and laminates.

Water savings
Water savings

Masses of water are consumed for washing, dyeing and finishing textiles. The Indian textile industry, for example, consumes 1.6 bn litres of water per day.
Our solution: Recycling and innovative, water-saving technologies.

Reduction in the use of chemicals
Reduction in the use of chemicals

17-20% of the world’s industrial water pollution is caused by textile dyeing and processing steps.
Our solution: PFC-free and PTFE-free membrane and fluorocarbon-free treatments.