FINLAND: Ahlstrom to launch eco-friendly embroidery backings
Ahlstrom is responding to growing market demand by launching a new line of environmentally friendly nonwoven fabrics for use as embroidery backings.
The products will be available in the first quarter of 2009, the company says.
A nonwoven backing is used on the back of fabrics to stabilise the sewing process when a logo or emblem is embroidered on a garment.
The new backings will meet international requirements concerning formaldehyde, and will be APE-free (alkyl phenol ethoxylate free).
They will also incorporate post consumer recycled fibres.
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