Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / HYPOD Polyolefin takes carpet sustainability to the next level
HYPOD Polyolefin takes carpet sustainability to the next level
18
Mar '09
Barriers to truly sustainable solutions abound. So when a technology comes along that breaks those barriers, manufacturers pay attention. And now, one of the limitations to producing recyclable carpet has been addressed with HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions from The Dow Chemical Company.

Many advances to make carpet recyclable have been achieved over the years, but providing a recyclable backing material has been a significant challenge. HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions take carpet sustainability to the next level in multiple applications including modular carpet, broadloom, thermo-moldable products and artificial turf allowing carpet manufacturers to apply a thermoplastic backing, rather than a thermoset backing, while still using conventional coating equipment.

Unlike many traditional carpet backing technologies, HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions are thermoplastic which tends to be more compatible with carpet fibers and can facilitate easier recycling at the end of the carpet's life.

"With more than seven billion pounds (about 3 metric tonnes) of carpet disposed of in North America and Europe together each year, enhancing the recyclability of carpet can have a huge environmental and economic impact," said Mike Levinson, commercial director, Dow Ventures & Business Development. "Improved technology partnered with sustainability advantages make HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions a winning choice for carpet manufacturers."

Foamtex A.S., an Ikast, Denmark-based commission finisher for several carpet manufacturers, employs HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions to achieve some very specific carpet bonding properties with their unique carpet backing process. "The polyolefin base of HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions is in line with our move towards recyclable and sustainable products," said Bruno Gade Nielsen, managing director, Foamtex A.S. "Plus, HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions have very low odor and excellent wet strength."

Thermoplastic backings also use less material, which may help preserve resources and energy and result in a lighter weight carpeting. A lighter weight product typically requires less cost and fuel for shipping and allows for easier installation.

"In many commercial broadloom applications, HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions require about 20 percent less material per unit of carpeting, facilitates easier recycling, has excellent physical properties and provides differentiation in the marketplace," said Todd Crook, global marketing manager, Dow Flooring.

"Introducing olefinic performance benefits into a traditional latex application not only enhances the performance of the carpet backing, but also gives our customers additional design flexibility as they develop new carpet systems."

Dow Chemical Company


Must ReadView All

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

The global economic upswing that began around mid-2016 has become...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

ITMA 2019 expanding space due to overwhelming response

Due to overwhelming response, the exhibition space has been increased ...

BIDA’s Europe trip to showcase a different Bangladesh

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Apr 2018

BIDA’s Europe trip to showcase a different Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is taking a...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search