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Nilit switches to cogeneration power plant

Game-changing move increases energy efficiency and cuts CO2 and other toxic gas emissions

19th February 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Migdal HaEmek, Israel

Hosiery/​Socks, Sports/​Activewear

© Nilit.

Nilit, a leading producer of premium Nylon 6.6, is pleased to announce that it has completed its conversion to cleaner energy from a new, on-site cogeneration power plant using natural gas at its main manufacturing facility.

The move, which will reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 40%, and emissions of toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide to zero, is the latest in a series of ongoing sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives announced in 2019 that will have a significant positive influence on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measurements of Nilit products.

“Throughout its fifty-one-year history, Nilit has undertaken efforts in water conservation, energy usage and materials and waste management,” said Ilan Melamed, Nilit General Manager. “The move to more sustainable, greener energy at the heart of our manufacturing infrastructure accelerates this effort in a game-changing way.”

“The new on-site cogeneration plant, which also serves other businesses in the area, required a significant investment, the size of which makes it the largest and most cost-effective conversion in the industry,” Nilit said.

The move is another milestone in the Nilit Total Product Sustainability (TPS) program designed to provide the apparel market more eco-friendly products.  Other Nilit environmental initiatives recently announced include an increase in capacity of its Sensil EcoCare recycled Nylon product line, exciting new product collaborations with leading sustainable apparel brands and R&D programs to develop high-quality, premium, sustainable performance and fashion fibres to meet the needs of today’s environmentally conscious consumer.

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