Now Offering Products Made with Bio-sourced Fiber
Apr 20, 2021
Samson, the strongest name in rope, is pleased to announce that we are now offering several of our products, including AmSteel®-Blue, AmSteel®-X, Saturn-12™, EverSteel®-X, and Turbo-RC™, with the option of sustainable, bio-sourced fiber. This innovation utilizes the mass balance approach to sourcing and further reduces reliance on fossil-based resources. Made from climate-neutral feedstock through sustainable forestry, using Samson products with bio-sourced fiber will enable customers to reduce their carbon footprint without compromising performance. Samson customers can continue to enjoy the tested and proven performance advantages of these products with the additional benefit of a lower carbon footprint.
Samson and DSM® are taking significant steps in the sustainability journey by introducing the first-ever bio-sourced ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber and further reducing reliance on fossil fuel-based resources. Ethylene, the primary raw material used to manufacture HPME, is the feedstock that will transition from a conventional to a renewable source via the mass balance approach. All bio-sourced Samson products have the same characteristics, performance, and product certifications that customers demand in diverse industries and applications.
Mass balance accounting is a well-known approach designed to trace the flow of materials through a complex value chain. The mass balance approach provides a set of rules for allocating bio-based content to different products to claim and market the content as ‘bio’-based. All bio-based raw materials are coming from sustainable-certified sources. Bio-based Dyneema® includes certification by ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification). For further information on our partners, please visit www.dsm.com, www.upmbiofuels.com, and www.sabic.com
At Samson, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and sustainability is an integral part of our culture. Our corporate-level initiatives to minimize waste, introduce ecologically friendly products, more sustainable solutions, and focus on recycling and re-use of post-service products are essential to our operations and our customers. For more information about Samson Sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.samsonrope.com/about/sustainability
Contact your Samson representative to order bio-sourced ropes today.
For 141 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. For more about Samson, visit www.samsonrope.com. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings® portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings®, visit www.windriverholdings.com.
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