RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
New product R&D
is an integral part of the continuous improvement programme of Interfil, based on the purpose to meet customer needs. We are continuously evolving in relation to development of alternative fibres and new manufacturing technologies. University laboratories and research bodies are helping us to carry on our ideas as well as those of our customers. We are able to plan and develop your ideas.
Interfil pursues modern management of food quality and safety; for this reason, it works pursuant to regulations for packaging material intended to come into contact with food and has obtained the following certification:
- BRC IOP “GLOBAL STANDARD FOR PACKAGING AND PACKAGING MATERIALS”
- Health Certificate
- Halal Certificate
In addition, our products are validated with the following documents:
- Analysis-Migration tests BY ACCREDITED LABORATORIES
- Confomity declaration
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Moreover, Interfil is present in world markets in a transparent and ethical way; since it is part of the SEDEX platform, it is able to
reach this goal.
- SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange).
SEDEX is a not profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvments in responsible and ethical business.
- SMETA (SEDEX MEMBERS ETHICAL TRADE AUDITS)
Interfil is constantly monitored on the responsibility of ethics and conduct through SMETA audits (Sedex Members Ethical Trade
Audits) and all suppliers, customers and business partners are directly involved.
Our departments and premises have been planned to manufacture yarns for filter bags in compliance with all the regulations on
the hygiene of products that came into contact with foodstuffs.
All our products are manufactured in an environment that follows all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) process requirements
and protection against the occurrence of food security risks.
From Quality Management System we can assure you:
- dedicated Personnel responsable for product safety;
- GMP procedures;
- HACCP system;
- corrective Action;
- shelf life system;
- FIFO system.
Interfil strives to reduce environmental impact by means of a system monitoring energy, water and waste loss and follows the European Directive EEC 94 / amended “Packaging and packaging waste” 62.These guidelines concern the inclusion of requirements related to the environment when designing and manufacturing packaging material. It protects the environment by supporting and proposing Organic Cotton 100% (where the use of synthetic pesticides is not allowed) and 100% PLA Ingeo (Bio-polymer made from sugar source and completely biodegradable).
100% cotton sourcing is BCI
certified (Better Cotton Initiative) and OEKO TEX certified. GOTS
certification for organic cotton. Further it is produced upon the following management certification:
ISO 9001 QUALITY SYSTEM
ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
ISO 5001 ENERGY MANAGEMENT
OHSAS 18001 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY SYSTEM
SA 8000 SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Ingeo PLA polymer is produced from dextrose (sugar) obtained from the processing of corn grown for other industrial applications. The quantity used is 0.0005% of total world corn production, and thus there is no impact on food prices or food availability. Ingeo PLA polymer production technology does not necessarily require the use of corn, it can be producted from any product containing sugar. Sugar beets, wheat or sugar cane can also be used during the entire manufacturing process from sourcing agricultural raw materials to polymerization – there is substantially less water usage compared to the production processes for other manmade fibres present in today’s global textile market, that make CornLeaf the ideal product to meet all environmental sustainability requirements in full compliance with relevant standards and regulations. The PLA biopolymer environmental footprint associated with CO2 emissions during PLA production is very small compared to the footprints of all the other synthetic fibres. Still another advantage is that PLA polymer production consumes less energy.
Certification from PLA yarn production as follow:
CornLeaf bacteriostatic functionality is obtained using HEIQ Materials
ISO 20743:2007-certified bacteriostatic properties
Biodegradable: 100%-compostable product
Oekotex Std 100 Class 1
Certiquality: ISO 9001:2015
All our cotton thread are completely biodegradable and compostable which means that as natural product cotton breaks down when put info a composting pile or bin (domestically). Cotton can also be recycled and used in the manufacture of useful materials such as insulation, carpet, upholstery stuing and other.
All our PLA thread are completely biodegradable and compostable. PLA degrades by hidrolysis at temperature above 65° C and humidity above 20%, so biodegradation times may vary considerably depending on the environmental conditions. Under Optimal composting condition of 65° C and 95% humidity such as those of normal industrial composting agents, PLA products degrade in 50 days. The times are extended to 120 days in a domestic compost at a temperature of 40° C.