Solutia Welcomes LA Fibers to 'Partners for Renewal' Program

Jun 11, 2002, 01:00 ET from Solutia Inc.

    ST. LOUIS, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to bring
 innovative new technology, products, and programs to the contract carpet
 market, Solutia Inc. (NYSE:   SOI) is expanding its "Partners for Renewal"
 program to formally recognize and work with companies, like Los Angeles Fiber
 Company, who are leaders in the area of carpet sustainability.
     "The strategy of our program is to promote collaboration and the
 entrepreneurial spirit in order to accomplish two key objectives," stated Dr.
 Robert Peoples, Ph.D, director of carpet recycle and business development.
 "The first objective is to find ways to divert carpet from landfills and waste
 to energy via new process and product technology.  The second is to help
 facilitate the efforts of entrepreneurs committed to the first objective by
 lending the credibility and resources of Solutia, a well respected corporation
 known for our aggressive leadership in the environmental arena."
     L.A. Fibers has agreed to accept post consumer commercial carpet from
 Solutia's customers and recycle it into synthetic carpet cushion and other
 thermoplastic products.  "L.A. Fibers has been committed to creating
 innovative items from waste.  Post consumer carpet will not degrade in our
 landfills; therefore, there is an urgency to develop useable products from
 that waste.  It is the responsibility of companies like Solutia and L.A.
 Fibers to bring new products to the market that solve our landfill issues.
 However, we need the consumers to demand and purchase these recycled
 products," said Ronald J. Greitzer, president, Los Angeles Fiber Company.
 "These are exciting times for carpet and the environment," exclaimed Peoples.
     "Solutia is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a L.A. Fibers, a
 leader in post consumer carpet recycle.  Solutia's objective is to deliver
 real solutions to the challenge of carpet landfill diversion.  This is a major
 step forward in our ability to meet our commitment," says Kaye Gosline,
 director, contract fiber sales for Solutia.
 
     Corporate Profile
     Solutia ( http://www.Solutia.com ) uses world-class skills in applied
 chemistry to create value-added solutions for customers, whose products
 improve the lives of consumers every day.  Solutia is a world leader in
 performance films for laminated safety glass and after-market applications;
 resins and additives for high-value coatings; process development and scale-up
 services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals; specialties such as water
 treatment chemicals, heat transfer fluids and aviation hydraulic fluid and an
 integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and
 fibers.
     Solutia .... Solutions For A Better Life.
 
     Los Angeles Fiber Company ( http://www.lafiber.com ) was established in
 1983 by Stan and Ronald Greitzer and quickly became the largest recycler of
 carpet and textile materials on the West Coast.  If the Pasadena Rose Bowl was
 a landfill, L.A. Fibers diverts enough material to fill three Rose Bowls in
 one year.  Products that are made from the recycled fiber are carpet cushion
 padding, decorative pillows, plastic raw materials, and automotive insulation.
 
 

SOURCE Solutia Inc.
    ST. LOUIS, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to bring
 innovative new technology, products, and programs to the contract carpet
 market, Solutia Inc. (NYSE:   SOI) is expanding its "Partners for Renewal"
 program to formally recognize and work with companies, like Los Angeles Fiber
 Company, who are leaders in the area of carpet sustainability.
     "The strategy of our program is to promote collaboration and the
 entrepreneurial spirit in order to accomplish two key objectives," stated Dr.
 Robert Peoples, Ph.D, director of carpet recycle and business development.
 "The first objective is to find ways to divert carpet from landfills and waste
 to energy via new process and product technology.  The second is to help
 facilitate the efforts of entrepreneurs committed to the first objective by
 lending the credibility and resources of Solutia, a well respected corporation
 known for our aggressive leadership in the environmental arena."
     L.A. Fibers has agreed to accept post consumer commercial carpet from
 Solutia's customers and recycle it into synthetic carpet cushion and other
 thermoplastic products.  "L.A. Fibers has been committed to creating
 innovative items from waste.  Post consumer carpet will not degrade in our
 landfills; therefore, there is an urgency to develop useable products from
 that waste.  It is the responsibility of companies like Solutia and L.A.
 Fibers to bring new products to the market that solve our landfill issues.
 However, we need the consumers to demand and purchase these recycled
 products," said Ronald J. Greitzer, president, Los Angeles Fiber Company.
 "These are exciting times for carpet and the environment," exclaimed Peoples.
     "Solutia is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a L.A. Fibers, a
 leader in post consumer carpet recycle.  Solutia's objective is to deliver
 real solutions to the challenge of carpet landfill diversion.  This is a major
 step forward in our ability to meet our commitment," says Kaye Gosline,
 director, contract fiber sales for Solutia.
 
     Corporate Profile
     Solutia ( http://www.Solutia.com ) uses world-class skills in applied
 chemistry to create value-added solutions for customers, whose products
 improve the lives of consumers every day.  Solutia is a world leader in
 performance films for laminated safety glass and after-market applications;
 resins and additives for high-value coatings; process development and scale-up
 services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals; specialties such as water
 treatment chemicals, heat transfer fluids and aviation hydraulic fluid and an
 integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and
 fibers.
     Solutia .... Solutions For A Better Life.
 
     Los Angeles Fiber Company ( http://www.lafiber.com ) was established in
 1983 by Stan and Ronald Greitzer and quickly became the largest recycler of
 carpet and textile materials on the West Coast.  If the Pasadena Rose Bowl was
 a landfill, L.A. Fibers diverts enough material to fill three Rose Bowls in
 one year.  Products that are made from the recycled fiber are carpet cushion
 padding, decorative pillows, plastic raw materials, and automotive insulation.
 
 SOURCE  Solutia Inc.