At the 7th European Geosynthetics Conference (EuroGeo7) on September 4-7, 2022 in Warsaw/Poland, Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI) and Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) highlight support for high-performance geosynthetics through high tenacity fibers for lightweight, nonwoven geotextiles, and a range of high durability woven geotextile solutions with an environmentally beneficial impact.
Geotextiles provide highly versatile, durable and natural resource-saving alternatives in large infrastructure works and offer durable protection in erosion control and waste/water management projects. Beaulieu Fibres International, Wielsbeke/Belgium, is developing fibers and finished engineering textiles with proven sustainability-enhancing benefits to progress product development and customer sustainability goals on fossil carbon reduction, while taking concrete steps to reduce the own environmental footprint.
For manufacturers of nonwoven geotextiles, BFI’s high-tenacity HT8 staple fibers enable customers to achieve nonwovens with high mechanical performance at reduced fiber weight. The HT8 high tenacity fibers are designed in a way that customers can meet the industry durability standards for a longer service lifetime, supporting more sustainable design and resource reduction over time.
BTT’s woven geotextiles are amongst the most sustainable in the industry and provide a wide range of functions, including separation, filtration, reinforcement and erosion control.
Sustainability improvement is key to the long-term strategy of Beaulieu International Group, and it is committed supporting the geotextile industry by targeting and accelerating change and communicating the sustainable performance of its products. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are integrated into its business and are the foundations of the new Route 2030 Sustainability Roadmap.
BFI and BTT have conducted lifecycle assessments to calculate their activities' carbon footprint and solutions and have received external recognition for their ongoing sustainability efforts. For example, in 2022, BFI was awarded a Silver EcoVadis sustainability rating, and BFI and BTT are recipients of the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2022.