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Constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in sustainability, British manufacturer Newhey Carpets has recently introduced a revolutionary carpet secondary backing system, “evobac”, made using 100% recycled plastic bottles.

The company has combined its proficiency in high speed Colortec tufting technology with an environmentally friendly solvent free thermoplastic bonding agent. Using a unique hot melt laminating process to create an inseparable bond between the primary cloth and secondary backing, the finished carpet products have at least three times the bonding strength of a conventional latex-backed product.

Evobac presents a totally unique, low energy, sustainable secondary backing solution for specifiers and end users in hotel and leisure applications. The finished product consists of 80% wool, a renewable and sustainable fibre, 85% recycled primary backing material, 100% recycled evobac secondary backing and a high strength solvent free adhesive. Building on more than 40 years of technical excellence, the unique production process crucially helps guarantee against delamination. This provides a superior tuft bind and creates a more stable, durable product with increased underfoot comfort and insulation properties.

Conforming to all normal British and European standards for flammability and performance, the product also offers a wide range of benefits for installers: ease of handling is ensured through decreased risk of scuffing skirtings and paintwork, improved anti-fraying properties, reduced wear on blades when cutting and compatibility with all traditional installation methods. The product has already been used by a number of well known clients seeking the ultimate in sustainable, high performance carpets, including Costa Coffee and Park Inn by Radisson hotels. Evobac is available as standard on the brand new Colortec Palettes stock collections which are specifically designed for heavy traffic public areas in commercial buildings.

For more information visit www.newheycarpets.co.uk