Beaulieu Yarns introduces sustainable new technology at Domotex
Beaulieu Yarns, a division of Beaulieu Engineered Products, reinforces its strong support for best performance and CO₂ emission reduction for tufted carpets with its new and extended innovative product ranges at Domotex 2019. Launched at Domotex, the new Resilya yarn family answers the need for a new level of durability, quality and originality in design from the contract market.
The Resilya yarns combine the industry’s highest resilience with unique colour and design capabilities for all kinds of contract carpet constructions. The extra level of resilience supports the attainment of highest classification for particularly durable, and therefore longer-life, trend setting contract carpet for the heaviest applications. These include commercial offices, hospitality and leisure, and education and healthcare premises.
Beaulieu Yarns also unveils a new broader range of the uniquely soft and durable Softitude Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) yarns for residential and hospitality broadloom carpets. The extended portfolio enables carpet manufacturers to achieve comfort, luxury and an inviting warm touch, without compromising on long-term wear and tear resistance. The range offers extensive unique colour possibilities through uni- or multi-colour yarns and various luster-levels from bright to semi-bright to dull.
Also launched at Domotex 2019, Beaulieu’s new UltraBond is a patented polyolefin bonding staple fibre that eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to bind nonwovens. It opens up a new path for creating 100% polypropylene (PP) needlepunch carpets which meet the same performance requirements as traditional latex-bonded carpets while reducing the end-of-life environmental impact. Functional properties such as pilling resistance, resistance to wear and abrasion, and also UV resistance are guaranteed.
Karena Cancilleri, Vice President Beaulieu Engineered Products, Beaulieu International Group, commented, “Recyclability and achieving a greener, more cost-effective production process without compromising on current performance levels are significant unsolved topics within today’s carpet industry. By eliminating the need for latex and chemical binders through UltraBond, we offer needlepunch manufacturers a breakthrough they have been looking for that boosts environmental and economic sustainability. 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.”
The Domotex 2019 trade show takes place in Hannover, Germany from January 11-14.