SUSTAINABILITY

Sandler is charting a path to green product solutions. Nonwovens made from natural or recycled raw materials are the basis for sustainable consumer products.
Our contribution to a better tomorrow.

Each innovation and initiative is a piece of our #sandlerpuzzle, always amended as technologies and products progress. Find out about the sustainable raw materials we use and the nonwovens we use them to produce.

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Pineapple  - for hygiene applications

After the pineapple harvest, the plant’s leaves remain in the fields and rot. By using fibres from the pineapple leaves as raw materials, waste products of nature become the basis for the production of nonwoven fabrics.

 

Corn - for hygiene applications

So-called PLA fibres can also be used for the production of nonwoven fabrics. These fibres are based on corn starch. The fibre properties are comparable to those of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres, but the use of crude oil can be completely dispensed with here.

 

Flax - for hygiene applications

When flax is cultivated to produce linseed, linseed oil, the stalks of the plant accumulate as a natural waste product. These stems can then be used to produce fibres for the production of nonwoven fabrics.

 

Corn - for filtration applications

So-called PLA fibres can also be used for the production of nonwoven filter media. These fibres are based on corn starch. The fibre properties are comparable to those of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres, but the use of crude oil can be completely dispensed with here.

 

Hemp - for hygiene applications

The cultivation of hemp for medical purposes is becoming increasingly important. As a by-product, the stalks of the plant are a natural waste product. From these stems, fibres can then be obtained for the production of nonwoven fabrics.

 

Bamboo - for hygiene applications

For the production of nonwovens, the fast growing raw material bamboo can also be used. The PEFC & FSC® certifications ensure traceability.

 

Cotton - for hygiene applications

The cotton fibres are obtained from the capsules of the cotton plant. By using untreated cotton, the use of chemicals and bleaching agents is deliberately avoided.

 

Recycling polyester - for automotive applications

The use of polyester - especially in the packaging industry - is more prevalent today than ever before. Recycled polyester fibres are obtained from collected and recycled polyester materials. The polyester materials are sorted and cleaned in a recycling plant. The material is then shredded into small so-called "polyester flakes". From plastic bottles to nonwovens.

 

Recycling cotton - for hygiene applications

The use of recycled cotton involves cotton fibres on a "post-industrial-waste" basis. This means that waste products from the manufacture of clothing are reprocessed down to the individual fibre and further processed. In addition, the resulting fibres are completely degradable!

 

Recycling polyester - for hygiene applications

The use of polyester - especially in the packaging industry - is more prevalent today than ever before. Recycled polyester fibres are obtained from collected and recycled polyester materials. The polyester materials are sorted and cleaned in a recycling plant. The material is then shredded into small so-called "polyester flakes". From plastic bottles to nonwovens.

 

Recycling polyester - for interior acoustics applications

Recycled polyester is also used in the production of our acoustic panels. The fibres are obtained from collected and recycled polyester materials. The items are sorted and cleaned in a recycling plant. The material is then shredded into small so-called "polyester flakes".