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Wellman Touts Green Honors

May 26, 2011

Company turns plastic bottles into fiber

Wellman won "The Waste to Business Resource Award" at the prestigious Green Awards 2011 ceremony in Dublin. Wellman, Europe´s largest recycler of PET, is using 1.6 billion plastic bottles annually for its fiber production. Applications range from home furnishings and personal care products to technical materials for automotive, insulation and filtration. A new fiber, Sensifil, is targeting asthma and allergy sensitive audiences. The fiber has been approved by the FDA and has a particular relevance for filtration applications. It is estimated that by 2015 50% of people will suffer from at least one allergy, making this a particularly important advance within the industry.

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