Period: 2014 - 2017
Desso, a leading European manufacturer of high quality, durable carpet, is working on a project called “Closed Loop Carpet”.
Used carpet as resource
The objective of the project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a separation line based on innovative shredding and cryogenic separation technology. This new line is capable of separating discarded carpet material into its primary resources, which can directly be used in the production of new carpets. Since closed-loop carpet recycling is not possible without this process, this can be considered a breakthrough technology.
From start to finish
During the project, Partners for Innovation conducts LCA impact analysis to analyse the environmental impact of the renewed carpet separation process. Partners for Innovation also assisted Desso with the application of the LIFE subsidy proposal.