09/08/2022 – Recycling of textiles — auf Deutsch lesen
Recyclable back coatings for carpets
Schmits Chemical Solutions has developed new back coatings that make carpets, rugs and mats recyclable.
Almost all carpets, rugs and mats are dumped or incinerated after life due to the use of different materials that are inseparable at the end of life. Schmits has developed new back coatings that make carpets, rugs and mats recyclable. In this way, Schmits hopes to contribute to a solution for the current environmental and raw materials problem.
The carpet backing (back coating) for polyester carpet is made entirely of polyester. If the carpet is made of one material (mono carpet), it can be reused more easily. If the backing has to be made from other materials, Schmits will check whether those materials can be separated easily. This means that the carpet is still easily recyclable at the end of its life.
With this technique, Schmits is able to supply a back coating for carpets, rugs and mats made of various materials that provides the desired properties for the carpet and also generates the required recyclability.