Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers.
The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and other products. These fibers are alternatives to fossil fuel-based fibers used in everyday household items, including diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products, and will help reduce the impact of single-use plastics on the environment.
“We are proud that our expanding product scope includes the pioneering use of plant-based materials for the production of nonwovens, fibers, packaging, bio-chemicals and bio-energy as sustainable substitutes for petroleum products,” said CNG president and CEO Andrew Wallach. “Our goal is to be a part of the solution to transition away from fossil fuels in pursuit of a more circular economy.”