We are committed to continually moving towards more sustainable production and management practices.
Reducing the environmental impact of our production line is a constant goal. We are always evaluating and adopting new products and methods to reduce resource consumption and waste discharge, including:
We have offered polyester chips, yarns, and fabrics produced from recycled plastic bottles since 2008. Billions of PET bottles are discarded by consumers annually. By recycling them into textile products we can simultaneously reduce both waste and the consumption of crude oil, polyester's primary raw material source. Plastic bottles are processed at our chip and yarn facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and customers can then decide what percentage of recycled fibers they would like in the finished fabric depending on their cost or marketing requirements.
Here at Fu Hsun, we realize the importance of continuous improvement. Its how we've remained in business for over 50 years. That's why we take an active role in making sure we're ready for the future. In addition to internal research and development, we also work closely with other institutions:
For any organization, people are the most precious resources. As future generations begin to gravitate towards more modern fields, it will be increasingly difficult to recruit the best and brightest to careers in textiles. In order to reinvigorate interest in the textile industry, we've partnered with the textile engineering department of the Chinese Culture University to provide internship programs for their students, allowing them to experience the industry firsthand.
To keep up with the latest technological developments, we constantly have several ongoing projects with the Taiwan Textile Research Institute. Our most recent success was the development of a new wicking agent with lower cost and application time while preserving performance. Next up is the creation of an eco park at our Guanyin mill utilizing alternative energy sources and green construction. The eco park will feature its own windmill and pave the way for our future green construction plans.