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Environmental Sustainability

Corporate & Environmental Sustainability

At Baltex we take our corporate responsibility seriously. That means following all government regulations on the environment and waste, and adapting our products and development practices when regulations change. We believe that financial success does not need to come at the expense of the environment.

Sustainable production methods

The process of creating fabrics that cause less environmental harm, and meet our high performance standards, is a constantly evolving one. Our technicians stay up to date on all new and emerging options to reduce the environmental impact of our products and our business. We believe that it is in the interests of society as a whole if corporations remain vigilant and up to date concerning this aspect of production.

As part of our Baltex 2020 programme we have invested in energy saving equipment to reduce the use of chemicals with the use of a water treatment plant and recycling of water through the dyeing process. 

We are now embarking on implementation of ISO 14001 and this should be completed by December 2022. 

Recycled materials

Evidence of our commitment to producing the best in performance technical fabrics with the lowest environmental impact can be found in many areas of our business. For instance, in design and product development, we use a computer based 3D design system that allows us to visualise, modify, and simulate knitting structures before actually producing anything physical. This eliminates trials and the associated raw material waste, power, and resource costs. This keeps our costs down, while also reducing our waste output.

We have always championed the use of recycled materials in our products. We have developed a 3D spacer fabric using recycled polyester, which retains the performance characteristics of similar products that use virgin yarn. We save money while reducing the environmental impact of our products.

We have Oekotex 100 approval for our XD Spacer fabrics range. As part of our Baltex 2020 programme we will be extending the range of materials using recycled Polyester yarns during 2022 with new natural fibre addtions to our range of 3D fabrics. 

In-house production

We also keep our production in-house to ensure that all environmental sustainability practices are adhered to. Dyeing and finishing through our own dyehouse in Nottingham means we can control the raw materials, chemicals, and waste products from post-knitting processing.

These are just some examples of how Baltex is committed to utilising methods like these to move us closer to our goal of manufacturing sustainable, closed-loop products. Corporations on the cutting edge, like Baltex, are examples for the rest of the industry to follow. This makes it even more crucial that we work as hard as we can to promote sustainable development and make our products as environmentally friendly as possible - for future generations.

Download our Oekotex 100 Certificate here.

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