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Masland Contract taps into Econyl regenerated nylon

Masland Contract has launched its latest line 'Crafted', which was executed with Econyl regenerated nylon by Aquafil.

26th November 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cartersville, GA

Interiors, Sustainable

The collection celebrates skilful artistry and innovative materials. © Aquafil

Masland Contract has launched its latest line Crafted, which was executed with Econyl regenerated nylon by Aquafil. The collection celebrates skilful artistry and innovative materials with an intentional focus on creating products that work together in a holistic approach.

The company brought the line to life with the high-performing properties of Econyl nylon, harmonising the abstract patterns, versatile colours, and captivating textures that make this contemporary carpet tile collection so unique. The line “redefines the interior experience”, according to the company.” With a one-of-a-kind sustainable application and the circular components of Econyl yarn, it is a carpet tile that designers can feel good about specifying.”

“Crafted launch is very exciting for the entire Masland Contract team,” said Suzanne Zurfluh, Marketing Director at Atlas, Masland Contract. “This launch marks another step in our continued efforts to lead a sustainable business. With this collection, we proved it’s possible to create beautiful, high-performing carpet, without depleting the earth’s resources.”

The collection captures a strong sustainable story. © Aquafil

The collection captures a strong sustainable story. © Aquafil

Econyl is made from waste that would otherwise pollute the world’s landfills and oceans — including fishnets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic. Using Econyl regenerated nylon reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with material generated from oil, the manufacturer states.

The sustainable yarn is said to maintain the same purity and strength characteristics of nylon coming from fossil material. For every square yard of Crafted carpet made with Econyl fibre, you save roughly 8.3 pounds of CO2eq emissions which is equal to driving 20 miles in a car.

Combined with the Sustaina backing system, Crafted is said to have the highest total recycled content of any product in the industry, at 82% with 26% post-consumer and 56% pre-consumer. In addition, there are no red-listed components used in the manufacturing of the products.

“It was an honour to collaborate with the Masland Contract team on this project. This collection captures a strong sustainable story and plays with colour and texture to embody the artisan spirit. It was wonderful to see how they tactfully used Econyl to bring Crafted to life,” said Giulio Bonazzi, Aquafil Chairman.

www.econyl.com

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