B.I.G. Yarns, a division of Beaulieu International Group, announces EqoCycle, a fully recyclable PA6 yarn with 75% recycled content, offering the same performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn, mainly based on post-industrial waste, supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers to reduce the ecological footprint of their end products.
EqoCycle is made with recycled granulates derived from pre-consumer recycled and regenerated PA6, certified by Control Union for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certification. The use of less virgin materials implicates a decrease of fossil fuels by 58% and a 27% decrease in energy consumption. Customers have the assurance that for every 1.000 tons of EqoCycle yarn, 13,562 barrels of oil are saved and 2.700 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission are reduced, compared to PA6 traditionally made from virgin materials.
“EqoCycle is a perfect example of how higher resource efficiency in our industry can promote greater circularity in our customers’ industries," said Emmanuel Colchen, general manager, Yarns Division. "Minimizing waste, re-using materials, and saving energy and carbon emissions in production, it provides our customers and carpet brands with a new sustainable alternative that won’t compromise their end-product performance but will support their increasing focus on CO₂ reduction and global warming potential. All part of our wider commitment to encourage decoupling from the need for only virgin feedstocks and moving towards a circular economy for yarns and soft flooring industries.”
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