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03/01/2017 – Innovative fibres and yarns — auf Deutsch lesen

Fitted carpets with added value

True innovation for carpets is only possible if environmental needs are incorporated in the development phase. This can be seen at the Domotex 2017 in Hanover, from 14 to 17 January.

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carpet "Metallic Long Space" by Aquafil (Photo: Aquafil)

 

These days, fitted carpets need to be more than just cosy and modern in design. True innovation is only possible if environmental needs are incorporated in the development of new visually appealing designs and if the user is rewarded with added value. These goals can be achieved, among others, when old nylon fishing nets are completely recycled into "Econyl Yarn".

In its "Metal-X-Collection", Belgian manufacturer Tapibel uses the shimmering properties of this sustainable yarn to create a geometric design with sophisticated effects in gold, silver and bronze. The floor coverings and tiles are also characterised by their slightly irregular, seemingly three-dimensional texture.

Italian manufacturer Aquafil likewise employs Econyl for the silver and gold shimmer it lends to carpets. The “Metallic Long Space”, as it is known, has an elegant stripe design and coordinates well with a variety of interior styles.

Read more in our printed magazine! textile network 1-2 2017, published 27th January 2017.