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Beaulieu Fibres UltraBond nominated for Innovation Award

Apr '19
Pic: Beaulieu Fibres
Pic: Beaulieu Fibres
Beaulieu Fibres, Europe’s largest producer of polyolefin fibres, was nominated for essenscia Innovation Award 2019 for its recently introduced UltraBond fibre. UltraBond is a cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets that leads to significant reductions in ecological footprint and cost for carpet manufacturers.

UltraBond helps manufacturers make a significant contribution to the circular economy through the production of 100 per cent recyclable carpets. In addition to making recycled polypropylene (PP) available for the plastics production chain and reduced waste generation, their total lack of water use and reduced energy use result in significant environmental advantages and financial savings. There is also a reduction in the volatile organic compounds (VOC) level of the carpet. This all leads to a significant reduction in a needlepunch carpet’s ecological footprint to the tune of a 35 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions during the full production process, said Beaulieu Fibres in a media statement.

Essenscia Innovation Award is the most prestigious prize held biannually for industrial innovation in Belgium. Created by essenscia, the Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries, it aims to promote innovations in the Belgian industry and encourages companies to invest even more in innovative and sustainable products and applications. During the evaluation of the nominated innovation projects, the jury assesses their link with chemistry, life sciences and materials, their contribution to sustainable development, their intellectual property management strategy as well as their added value for the economy.

“We are extremely proud to be nominated for this award, and I would like to thank essenscia for formally recognising our efforts to introduce this significant change for our industry. Innovation is a key focus for our business to differentiate and to remain competitive on a global scale. This is also why we have invested €10 million in new production capacity and employment opportunities in Belgium,” said Karena Cancilleri, vice president engineered products for Beaulieu International Group.

“Today’s carpet industry is looking for a greener, more cost-effective production process, without reducing performance levels. We see textile flooring as just the beginning. Together with our customers, we look forward to exploring the potential of this unique thermal bonding fibre in other applications such as laminated nonwovens or as an alternative to dry powders,” added Cancilleri. (PC)

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