Q-NOVA® is an environmentally-sustainable nylon 6.6 fibre obtained from regenerated raw materials and which meets given traceability requirements.
Q-NOVA® AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Concern for the environment, recycling, a green lifestyle with zero emissions are just some of the most recent themes which have rightly captured public attention and are also close to our heart.
This is why Fulgar has put together a highly ecological product which aims to reduce CO2 emissions, consume less water and use renewable energy.
THE MCS PROCESS
The MCS process is a mechanical regeneration system which does not involve using chemical materials which would detract from the sustainability of the end product.
Q-NOVA® is made for more than half by pre-consumption waste : these materials were unusable in any other way and would have been disposed of as external waste.
The discarded materials are recast using a mechanical regeneration process after which they return to Fulgar in the form of a polymer which is then integrated into further processing stages.
Q-NOVA® enables us to manufacture more lightweight fabrics with the same qualities as fabrics made from Cotton or Polyester.
Q-NOVA® boasts excellent moisture control meaning that the skin stays fresh and dry *UNI EN ISO 62.
Q-NOVA® has been designed to give the best possible dyeing quality. Fabrics and items of clothing made from Q-NOVA® are as robust as those made from virgin polyamide.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.
The GRS uses the ISO 14021 definition of Recycled Content, with interpretations based on the US Federal Trade Commission Green Guides; the intention is to comply with the most widely recognized and stringent definitions
EU ECOLABEL (EC Regulation n. 66/2010) is a trademark of the EuropeanXcertifying environmental quality and indicating the products with the best ecological performance.
This makes it easier for the consumer to choose a high-quality product while contributing to keeping the ecosystem intact. The green tag certifies that the product or service has a low impact on the environment throughout its entire lifespan.
Developed by the SAC - Sustainable Apparel Coalition - which includes many of the most illustrious names in the international garment industry, the idea behind the Higg index is to create a unique instrument available to all operators in the supply chain, enabling them to assess the environmental impact of a garment's entire life cycle. It is a significant step forward towards transparency in the textile sector, and a powerful support for all companies in the value chain as it provides them with a method of comparing different materials so they can make knowledgeable, more sustainable choices.