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Eco-engineered underlay for Indian customer carpet maker

The eco-engineered flooring underlay is made using recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics

24th March 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bradford, UK


An eco-engineered flooring underlay, which is made using recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics, is now being used by one of India’s leading custom-made carpet manufacturers.

Carpet Crafts chose SpringBond, manufactured by Bradford-based Texfelt, due to its preference for eco-friendly products. Having recently introduced a carpet made from eco nylon made from recycled fishing nets, Carpet Crafts thought the SpringBond underlay would support its sustainability drive and focus on improving indoor air quality.

With more than 85% of the underlay made from recycled plastics, SpringBond says it helps to combat the eight million tonnes of plastic pollution that fill our oceans every year, making it the ideal option for those who want to make more environmentally conscious choices.

According to Texfelt, the underlay is fully recyclable at the end of its usable life, creating a closed-loop manufacturing cycle, and contains no harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), promoting better indoor air quality.

Carpet Crafts will be using it in both contract projects including hotels and hospitality outlets, prayer rooms and mosques, and for residential work too. The first shipment of SpringBond will be used in a 500 square metre before the end of March.

James Taylor, Managing Director at Texfelt, commented: “It’s fantastic to be working with a company as reputable as Carpet Crafts to broaden the reach of our eco-friendly underlay and help improve indoor air pollution across the globe.”

Atul Nagi, V. P. International Sales at Carpet Crafts, added: “SpingBond works incredibly well as part of our portfolio of sustainable products. We’re excited about talking to customers about it and are confident about its reception in India and UAE, especially with Texfelt’s track record in contract applications.”

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