modulyss launches ecoBack, a carpet tile backing designed for recycling
Brief description of services
The Belgian carpet tile manufacturer modulyss has designed ecoBack, a backing solution that is especially made to be taken apart and recycled.
Why is the product or service circular?
We strive for a maximum contribution to the circular economy by keeping our materials in use for as long as possible and by eliminating the concept of waste.
Which circular strategies are applied?
Reduce total amount of materials: minimal use of materials in design
Reduce amount of virgin inputs: increasing amount of recycled content
Maximise the reusability or recyclability of materials: Design for recycling
What are the benefits for purchasers?
EcoBack consists of a polyolefin layer, which consists of at least 75% recycled material.
The backing is 100% PVC and bitumen free.
EcoBack is 25% lighter than other backings, but offers the same acoustic values and even better dimensional stability. The lower weight of the backing results in (up to 16%) less CO2 emissions and fuel consumption during the transport of the carpet tiles.
Thanks to its unique composition, flexibility and lower weight, it is easier for installers to cut and install carpet tiles finished with ecoBack.
After use, ecoBack can be recycled into a new backing solution.