Texon International Group Ltd., Hong Kong/China, a leader in sustainable, structural material solutions for the footwear industry, has been awarded 2 industry accreditations for its nonwovens facility in Dongguan/China. The site, which produces millions of square meters of box toe, heel counter, insole and lining technologies each year, now has Satra Laboratory Accreditation Status and is certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
The accreditations from the Satra Technology Centre, Kettering/UK, follow in-depth assessments by independent auditors and reflect Texon’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, and to prioritizing the health and safety of its sites, employees and the environment. Texon employs 180 people at its Dongguan facility.
With Satra Laboratory status in place, the site can now issue test reports for customers that include the Satra logo – a sign of the validity of the physical tests conducted on its materials. GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that aims to increase the use of recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by production processes and social policies.
Dongguan is Texon’s second Satra accredited laboratory. The company’s facility in Mockmuhl/Germany is already accredited for its production of cellulose products.