Fruit of the Loom commits to waste-to-product program
Leftover production fabric recycling program will re-fiberize waste fabric for use in other products.
Fruit of the Loom has announced plans to extend its on-goingwaste recycling initiative with a commitment that its textile fabric wastestreams be recycled into useable products. Working with waste recycling firmMartex Fiber Southern Corp. of Spartanburg,S.C., Fruit of the Loom'sdomestic and Central American manufacturing plants will send Martex theirfabric waste.
Martex Fiber re-fiberizes fabric waste to make raw fiber,which is then used in fill products, non-woven or spinning applications. Thesewaste-based fibers products are used to insulate cars, fill mattresses, andeven go back into making new apparel fabrics. Martex Fiber also convertsrecycled cotton fiber into yarn through the company's Jimtex Yarns operation inLincolnton, GA.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey