From fishing nets to carpet tiles

As part of our sustainable mission to reduce the Life Cycle Impact of each product, modulyss decided to join Healthy Seas as an associate partner member. Healthy Seas was set up to protect our seas by diving for abandoned fishing nets that remain in the sea for centuries continuing to catch or injure marine life such as fish, dolphins, turtles and marine birds.

A sustainable partnership

Healthy Seas not only recovers fishing nets but makes sure that they get recycled and regenerated into ECONYL® yarn by Aquafil, Europe’s premier manufacturer of PA6 carpet fibre.

Joining Healthy Seas as an associate partner member was a natural decision for modulyss. Through this partnership, we work on raising public awareness and support initiatives to clean the oceans and seas of marine litter. With every new product we produce, we reduce the waste in our seas.

A continuous loop

The ECONYL® Regeneration System is the world’s most efficient industrial system for the production of nylon 6 from 100% regenerated waste materials. Conceptualised and designed entirely by the Aquafil Group, this innovative system reduces the amount of global waste by collecting it from building sites and oceans and feeding it back into production cycles.

Thanks to this groundbreaking process, end-of-life yarn, carpets and fishing nets recovered by Healthy Seas can be regenerated into first grade nylon. The regenerated nylon yarn is called ECONYL® and has the same qualities as virgin nylon from fossil raw material. The yarn is used for the production of our sustainable carpet tiles.

 

ECONYL® reduces the
environmental impact
of a carpet tile by
20%

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