Supply Chain Validation
Supply chain validation is an essential part of the nonwoven product development process. And at NIRI we provide a world-class service that involves verifying and documenting the quality and integrity of the materials, components, and suppliers that are used to create a nonwoven product. This helps to ensure that the final product meets both the required specifications and performance standards.
There are several key aspects to supply chain validation in the nonwoven industry. First, it is important to thoroughly assess and evaluate the materials that are used in the product, including fibres, resins, and additives. This involves testing the materials to ensure that they meet the required physical and chemical properties, and that they are compatible with the other components in the product.
“Supply chain validation is an essential part of any product development process, and helps to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality and meets the required performance standards”.
Steven Neill, Chief Innovation Officer
The production process
Second, it is essential to validate the suppliers and manufacturers that are involved in the production process. This involves conducting audits and inspections to ensure that they have the necessary expertise, equipment, and quality control systems in place to produce high-quality nonwoven products.
As a manufacturer, producer or supplier, there is often a legal and moral obligation to demonstrate where a product’s components have been sourced. NIRI make sure that you have all the necessary facts and evidence in place.
From start to finish
Finally, it is important to monitor and track the supply chain throughout the development process. This helps to identify and address any potential issues or challenges that may arise, and ensures that the final product meets the required specifications.
Overall, supply chain validation is an essential part of the nonwoven product development process, and helps to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality and meets the required performance standards. By conducting thorough evaluations and assessments, and by closely monitoring the supply chain, NIRI helps companies improve the quality and integrity of their products and increase customer satisfaction and retention.
NIRI’s Supply Chain Validation capabilities
|What can NIRI do?||How do we achieve this?||What are the outcomes?|
|Synthesise new monomers||Chemically modify and introduce functionality into monomers.||· Introduce new functionality into polymer|
· Control functionality, performance and processability of polymer.
|Synthesise new polymers||Synthesise custom materials.||· Introduce new functionality into polymer|
· Control functionality, performance and processability of polymer
· Ownership of IP of new materials.
|Synthesise new polymers||Synthesise latest generation materials reported in the literature.||· Evaluate performance of latest generation materials for client products.|
|Synthesis of biopolymers||Chemical synthesis and characterisation of biopolymers.||· Chemically synthesised biopolymers with controlled chemical and physical properties; Product specification for biosynthesis|