TecSOM engaged in eco-responsible production

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Carpet has entered a virtuous circle of manufacturing and recycling. From design to end-of-life, some products can be 100% ecologically certified.

For example, some of our collections are manufactured with recycled and recyclable ECONYL® yarns. These fibers are made from specific nylon fiber wastes and can be an integral part of a closed cycle, through which used carpet fibers can be reconverted into new yarns.

ECONYL® yarns are manufactured by Aquafil, an italian company specialized in used nylon products collect, such as fishing nets or used carpets.

Waste recycling

TecSOM Green System, Linear Vision and Premium collections are woven with 100% recycled ECONYL yarns fitted on a 100% recycled vinyl "Backing System". That gives these products a high rate of natural and recycled materials, as much as 78.5% for TecSOM Green System collection.

At each stage of  the production process, leftovers are:
  • Reused
  • Directly recycled into the manufacturing process
  • Recycled by another company

Towards a dedicated recycling process

The UFTM (French Union of carpets) and the UPMF-FFB (Professional union of finishing trades) have set up "Optimum", a program to recover used carpets from renovation projects to make the most of the primary materials collected (surface and back). Optimum's strategy is to contribute to the reduction of our environmental impact by controlling the energy recovery processes of primary materials.

By using recycled and recyclable materials, TECSOM carpet tiles and broadloom participate globally in obtaining certifications such like HQE (High Environmental Quality), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM.

Our ECONYL® yarns made collections are designed for environmentally friendly projects. Without compromising on design and quality, these collections are manufactured while respecting the planet.

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