EqoCycle, recycled content yarns

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EqoCycle is a newly designed and innovative yarn with recycled content, as circular solution for a better future. We shifted towards the incorporation of recycled content into the production of yarns, providing our customers a valuable alternative recycled resource. EqoCycle encourages the process of decoupling from the need for only fossil feedstocks and moving forward towards a circular economy. We help to reduce the global warming impact by offering sustainable solutions that are climate-friendly. Manufacturing carpets with recycled content yarns helps to maximize environmental benefits and reduces the ecological footprint of the end product. EqoCycle is a registered trademark. Circular benefits, Environmental Impact • Reducing the use of virgin materials • Minimizing waste • Re-using materials • Saving energy • Reducing CO2 emissions • Remaining 100% recyclable Environmental Impact of EqoCycle with 75% recycled content The production of EqoCycle yarns improves our resource efficiency. The use of less virgin materials implicates a decrease of fossil fuels by 58% and a drop in energy consumption of 27%. On top, EqoCycle yarns allow a reduction of 37% of CO2 eq./kg compared to the fossil based yarns. For every 1.000 tons of EqoCycle yarn, 13.562 barrels of oil are saved and 2.700 tons of CO2 emissions are reduced, compared to PA6 traditionally made from fossil fuel. The environmental impacts of EqoCycle with 75% recycled content were calculated through an LCA analysis, which was verified according to ISO 14025 and EN 15804+A1 and published in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD registration number S-P-02415). Turning plastics into feedstock for new chemicals Polyamide 6 is well-known as fully recyclable material, that can be reused in completely closed cycles. PA6 is incorporated into an eternal cycle of use and re-use and can as such be used in various applications.