KE Fibertec AS was accredited with the first Cradle to Cradle® certification of textile based ventilation ducting
The world’s leading manufacturer of textile ducting, KE Fibertec in Vejen, Denmark, introduces the CradleVent® product, certified according to the Cradle to Cradle standard. The accreditation was issued by the prestigious EPEA Institute in Hamburg, Germany, thus establishing the sustainability of the product and guaranteeing its entire life cycle, from cradle to cradle, i.e. from production to recycling.
Sustainable Ventilation Ducts
KE Fibertec has been focusing on the environment and on energy for a number of years. The company is certified according to ISO 14001, and all textile materials are approved according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. “With the Cradle to Cradle certification we have taken the next step towards a greener image,” says Production Manager Johnny Møller Knudsen. ”It was a time-consuming process, but it was necessary for us to take responsibility and to begin designing products that are useful rather than harmful. In the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, waste equals food for a new production line and that balances the cycle,” he concludes.
“More and more contractors demand sustainable buildings and at the same time environmental regulations intensify. Therefore, it was an obvious choice for KE Fibertec to focus on sustainable textile ducts,” says Managing Director Carsten Jespersen. ”It is important for us to be able to document sustainability for the safety of our customers, and that is exactly why we have chosen the C2C Model which is the customer’s guarantee that we keep our promises”.
He continues, ”Sustainability is increasingly becoming a competitive issue and I only encourage others to join in. Political will is strong and Cradle to Cradle has been named the overall principle in the new national waste management plan”.
New Architectural Possibilities and a Good Indoor Climate
With tailored textile ducts you achieve an effective indoor climate solution with a design and colours that fit the room and become an integral part of the architectural expression. Initially, CradleVent will be available in a white, fire-retardant Trevira CS quality, however, a wider choice of colours will follow.
About KE Fibertec
KE Fibertec AS develops, manufactures, and markets ”good indoor climate” or air distribution systems based on fibre technology. KE Fibertec’s textile ducts are used in schools, laboratories, sports centres, offices, and any place where good indoor climate and efficient air distribution are essential.
Read more at www.ke-fibertec.com/C2C