Bayer MaterialScience, bluesign Join Forces

Germany-based Bayer MaterialScience now is a certified partner in the bluesign® system, administered by bluesign technologies AG, Switzerland. The waterborne polyurethane dispersions in Bayer’s Impranil® line have been tested and now are certified under the bluesign system. The two companies report they will focus on sustainable coated textiles and safe production processes and working conditions along the textile value chain.

“We are very pleased to welcome a worldwide leading raw materials supplier like Bayer MaterialScience as a bluesign systems partner,” said Peter Waeber, bluesign initiator and CEO. “The company increases the range of certified substances that customers in the textile industry can use to achieve production operations that are compatible with both people and the environment. Bayer also supports our goal of further establishing the bluesign system as a global standard for a sustainable textile industry with the best possible consumer protection.”

November/December 2014