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Hanes Invests in Eco-Friendly Textile Finishing Technology

Hanes invests in state-of-the-art application technology for textile finishing from BALDWIN Technology. 

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-Hanes invests in state-of-the-art application technology for textile finishing from BALDWIN Technology. The investment includes 19 of the company’s proprietary systems.

With the investment, BALDWIN says it offers the apparel company a path to substantial savings on water, energy, and chemical usage in the production of finished textiles and garment fabrics. The initiative falls in line with Hanes’ previously pledged goals toward environmental stewardship.

“BALDWIN fulfilled our requirements to provide a solution that optimizes our productivity while reducing our environmental impact,” says Mike Abbott, Hanes global director of research and innovation.

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A BALDWIN textile finishing system at a Hanes production facility (Image courtesy BALDWIN Technology)

Hanes evaluated the technology company’s systems for eight months in live production settings, and Abbot notes that the organization saw positive results.

“During the evaluation period of the system, we have had outstanding results in productivity increase and we can clearly see that this technology will make a great contribution to our future efficiency and sustainability savings,” Abbott adds.

“We are honored to partner with one of the world’s strongest apparel brands to help them achieve not only their business goals but also their corporate responsibility goals,” states Peter Hultberg, chief commercial officer at BALDWIN Technology.  “The trust they placed in BALDWIN and our innovative application technology marks an important milestone for BALDWIN and our quest to redefine the standards of sustainable textile finishing.”

The agreement between BALDWIN and Hanes includes the option to purchase 15 additional systems.

For more information, visit www.Hanes.com/corporate.

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