JIANGSU - All of the five viscose mills of Sateri in China are now fully compliant with the emission limits set out in the European Union EU-BAT BREF (best available techniques reference document) on polymers, following recent verification of Sateri Jiangsu and Sateri China mills.
Verified by independent consultant Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS), a division of BluWin in the UK, the parameters assessed included resource utility efficiency, wastewater discharge and air emissions.
“Sateri Jiangsu was established in 2019 following an acquisition, while Sateri China was built in the same year,” said company president Allen Zhang. “We had aimed to have both mills meet EU-BAT’s recommended emission levels by 2023. To achieve this two years ahead of schedule underscores our continuous efforts in process improvement and the control of pollutant emissions, along with resource utilisation efficiency. We will continue to pursue manufacturing excellence and invest in best-in-class technologies for all our mills – existing, acquired, and newly constructed ones – as part of our commitment towards closed-loop and cleaner production.”
“China’s regenerated cellulose fibre industry has been progressing steadily in recent years,” added Chen Xinwei, chairman of the China Chemical Fiber Industry Association. “As a major viscose manufacturer, Sateri has demonstrated leadership in benchmarking itself against advanced domestic and international standards, focusing on low-carbon development, energy-saving and emission-reduction technology, and cleaner production to advance sustainable development, as well as enhance the company’s competitiveness. All other players in the industry should be encouraged to follow suit.”
Dr Siva Pariti, senior technical marketing officer of STS called the verifications a commendable feat.
“Especially in the quick environmental sustainability turnaround of its mill in Jiangsu, which was an old mill acquired only two years ago,” he said.
Sateri is a member of the RGE group of companies. Its other three mills – Sateri Fujian, Sateri Jiujiang and Sateri China (Jiangxi) – had attained EU-BAT compliance in 2020.