The Clean Water Act of 1972 established a control program for ensuring that communities have clean water by regulating municipal wastewater dischargers. The wastewater remediation process is key for ensuring healthy households across the country and supporting the agricultural base. Additionally, it is important to clean water so that it can be returned to the natural environment without damaging ecosystems. Thus, Sunstrand has developed fibers for usage in the wastewater treatment industry.
Our natural fibers are highly absorbent and offer filtration properties unique from those found in synthetic materials, in addition to their sustainability advantages. In particular, hemp, kenaf, and flax fibers are ideal for nonwoven mats for filtration.