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Goulston Technologies, Inc. achieved certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard. The certificate is issued by American Global Standards and awarded on October 29, 2015. American Global Standards is a registrar of Quality and Environmental Management Systems to ISO 9000/ISO 14000 Series requirements. AGS provides independent, third party assessments of management systems for all …

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By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

Europe’s manmade fiber industry leaders have called on their Chinese counterparts to base future investment decisions on rational economics and reduce senseless overcapacities, especially in polyester fibers.
Addressing the 54th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress held in Dornbirn, Austria, in September, Heinz Meierkord, president of CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, described how Chinese overcapacity represented 25% of global polyester fiber capacity in 2015.

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May 20, 2011 – Polymer Group, Inc. (NYSE: BX) today reported continued strong progress toward achieving its financial and sustainability goals in its first annual Stakeholders’ Report, which combines sustainability reporting based on the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3 reporting framework with annual report data. Also underscoring the company’s sustainability accomplishments, PGI announced three recent …

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May 17, 2011 – The world textile industry in 2010 has experienced the most potent growth in twenty-five years. Manufacturing volumes of natural and manmade fibers rocketed upwards by 8.6%, or 6.4 million tonnes, at 80.8 million tonnes. This corresponds to an average per capita consumption of 11.8 kg. Thus, an average annual fiber growth …

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