modulyss uses carpet tile waste generated during the tile-cutting process, incorporating it into the secondary backing of the products. In our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our carpet tiles, we are always looking for new and alternative raw materials.
The result? A high-quality, sustainable carpet-tile backing.
In 2007, we started processing our cutting waste into our Back2Back backing.
The Back2Back process
Carpet tile waste is transported via a conveyor.
"3rd choice" carpet tiles are added to the piles.
All carpet tile waste is shredded, and mixed with additives.
The primary raw material and the air are separated by a cyclone.
The primary raw material goes into a hopper (silo).
All raw materials go into the extruder = bitumen.
The bitumen is added to the carpet.
Back in 2007, we started processing our cutting waste generated during the tile cutting process into the secondary backing of the carpet tiles. This Back2Back bitumen backing contains up to 10% carpet tile waste, thanks to our unique backing process, and the filler is 100% post-industrial recycled chalk.
At modulyss, carpet tile waste generated during the cutting process is the primary material for the secondary backing. Cutting carpet tiles into 50x50cm results in 3% waste.