Honing Product Management
FENC has a diverse product structure that caters to leading international brands in the food, household goods, apparel and automobile industries. With worldwide market distribution, FENC must supply quality and competitive products that are tailored to customers’ high standards while complying with local regulations. FENC believes there is always room for improvement, never ceasing to optimize production and product quality and seeking to strengthen product management by integrating digital technology.
To comprehend the degree of potential environmental impacts caused by raw materials, FENC conducts life cycle assessments in accordance with the ISO 14040 and 14044 standards or Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), quantifying environmental impacts caused by raw materials, energy, resources and GHG emissions during the product life cycle with systematic approaches. Among FENC products covered in the life cycle assessment, the boundary for PTA, polyester filament, recycled polyester filament, bio PET filament, dope dyed filament and polyester tire cord fabric is cradle-to-gate, including processes such as raw material acquisition and production. The boundary for PET and rPET is extended to delivery. The assessment covers processes from raw material acquisition through the end of delivery. The result indicates lower environmental impacts from rPET and rPET filament, which are made of recycled PET bottles, in comparison with petroleum-based virgin PET.
In the future, the Company will gradually expand the product life cycle assessment process to more products and broaden the boundaries. A clear assessment of the scale and significance of potential environmental impacts from FENC products will help the Company tackle these impacts from product management, R&D and design.
Life Cycle Assessment
|PTA||Raw material acquisition, manufacturing|
|Solid state polymer: PET, rPET||Raw material acquisition, manufacturing, distribution|
|Fiber: polyester filament, recycled PET filament, bio PET filament, dope dyed filament||Raw material acquisition, manufacturing|
|Industrial fiber: polyester tire cord fabric||Raw material acquisition, manufacturing|
Product Quality and Safety Certification