ECONYL

Here at danfloor we take our responsibility to the environment seriously. We are committed to providing environmentally conscious products, such as ECONYL®, by continually analysing every aspect of our business and its impact on the environment around us.

In addition to the rigorous testing and assessments undertaken to offer assurance that our products, manufacturing processes and management achieve the highest environmental credentials possible, we are now looking to our supply chain to source the most sustainable and environmentally responsible products, which are incorporating ever-increasing amounts of recycled content.

A number of our nylon ranges including Evolution and Economix, have been developed using Aquafil’s regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn, which performs exactly the same as virgin nylon but has a very different story behind it. View our ECONYL® video which illustrates the recovery of nylon waste, such as fishing nets from the oceans, and turning it into virgin quality nylon. ECONYL® regenerated nylon gives endless possibilities and can be recycled infinitely.

REGENERATED
SYSTEM

An intelligent and sustainable way to create products from waste in a continuous loop.

The ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon yarn produced through this process has exactly the same high quality and technical performance as those made from virgin raw materials, the big difference is that it is much more sustainable.

HELPING THE
MARINE ENVIRONMENT

The problem…. Ghost Fishing, a mounting environmental concern that is harming and killing many of the world’s marine mammals. Ghost fishing occurs as a result of
lost or discarded fishing equipment that is left to drift the oceans.

Abandoned fishing nets continue to trap fish and marine mammals long after they have served their purpose, resulting in devastating consequences. These discarded nets eventually sink from the weight of the catch. The entrapped organisms then begin to degrade, allowing the net to float back to the surface to repeat the cycle again.

According to a report made by World Animal Protection its estimated that 700,000 tonnes of fishing equipment are left in our oceans each year.

Discarded fishing nets are estimated to account for one tenth of waste in the oceans.

WORKING TOWARDS
A SOLUTION

Helping to tackle environmental issues.

The ECONYL® nylon yarn used to manufacture our ECONOMIX and EVOLUTION ranges has many environmental benefits and is one step towards improving the health of our marine environment.

Made from pre and post consumer waste including items such as abandoned nets that cause such devastating effects, the ECONOMIX range aims to help reduce marine litter and limit its environmental impact.

Further to significantly reducing marine waste, the use of ECONYL® yarn can greatly assist in a sustainable environment.

Compared to traditional polymers, ECONYL® yarn has the following environmental benefits.

For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material:

– 70,000 Barrels of crude oil are saved
– 57,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions are avoided

CARPET WITH
A CONSCIENCE

WHAT WASTE IS USED FOR PRODUCING ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON?

OLD CARPETS DESTINED FOR LANDFILLS

Aquafil has two carpet recycling facilities — in Phoenix and Woodland, CA — that can each process up to 36 million pounds of carpet annually and break old carpets down into three main components: polypropylene (PP), Nylon 6 and calcium carbonate.

FISHING NETS FROM AQUACULTUR AND THE FISH INDUSTRY

Fishing nets are an important source of ingredients for the Econyl yarn. There are two different types of fishing nets they deal with: nets from the oceans rescued by volunteer divers and nets coming from aquaculture and fish industries.

SPECIAL TAKE BACK PROJECTS

There is an international network structured around recovering materials at end of use, based on partnerships with institutions, organisations, private and public associations and companies. This system allows Aquafil to collect quantities of waste for regeneration into ECONYL® yarn. Examples of this effort are represented by special take back projects in collaboration with different brands such as Napapijri, Speedo and Gucci.

PRE-CONSUMER WASTE

Pre-consumer waste is waste coming from industrial processes such as plastic components, industrial waste and fabric scraps.

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ECONYL® CARPETS

ECONOMIX

Made from Aquafil's ECONYL® yarn, ECONOMIX is a solution dyed, cut pile nylon range that offers the ultimate in performance and is certified as class 33 heavy-commercial use.

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WATERCOLOUR

A subtle and natural pattern that creates a tranquil design

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CHEVRON

This modern and inspiring design will transform your interior design scheme

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SCAPE

The subtle linear effect of Scape will add texture and depth to your carpet. It’s subtle design adds consistency to the natural pattern and creates a simple yet elegant range.

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FOREST

Make a statement with EVOLUTION’s Forest Range. The large-scale fern design inspired by shapes and patterns found in the countryside will bring a beautiful, fresh and unique finish to your interior design scheme.

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ORIGIN

The tradition and character of the plaid design brings warmth and charm to a room and with Origin a contemporary look and feel can also be achieved.

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MANHATTAN

Inspired by the aerial landscape of Manhattan this new range brings a large scale structural pattern into a contemporary and sophisticated design which will create modern and fresh settings from the floor up.

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GLAZE

Inspired by the natural landscape and geometric angular shapes Glaze allows you to utilise pattern in a stylish and minimalistic way.

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ETON BASIC

Eton Basic is a loop pile tufted commercial carpet suitable for all interiors.

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ECO WEAVE

Eco Weave is a durable and functional range that offers a natural Scandinavian design concept and a sustainable carpet range.

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