Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification process for its shoe components manufactured in Asia. GRS is an international and voluntary standard which sets the requirements for third-party certification of recycled materials and the chain of custody.
All Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb sites were certified by Control Union Certifications. The company is therefore an officially confirmed supplier of sustainable shoe components.
The GRS certification recognizes the share of recycled materials in Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb’s eyelet reinforcements and lightweight strobels. This attestation enables the supplier to support its customers in calculating the total amount of recycled material in their shoes and in creating sustainable solutions. Freudenberg´s GRS-certified materials are widely used by global sport brands, especially in running and lifestyle shoes, to support functional strength.
Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb has been using recycled raw materials in its products since it was established in 1987. The manufacturer is one of the very few technical textile suppliers in the market to recycle polyester waste from its own production processes as pre-consumer recycled polyester, thus ensuring correct recycling records and material quality. Today, all of its materials are made from post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled polyester.