AN eco-engineered flooring underlay made in Bradford from recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics is now being used by one of India’s leading custom-made carpet manufacturers.

Carpet Crafts chose SpringBond, manufactured by Texfelt, due to its preference for eco friendly products.

Having recently introduced a carpet made from eco nylon made from recycled fishing nets, Carpet Crafts thought the SpringBond underlay would support its sustainability drive and focus on improving indoor air quality.

With more than 85% of the underlay made from recycled plastics, SpringBond helps to combat the eight million tonnes of plastic pollution that fills our oceans every year, making it the ideal option for those who want to make more environmentally conscious choices.

The underlay is fully recyclable at the end of its usable life – creating a closed-loop manufacturing cycle – and contains no harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), promoting better indoor air quality.

Carpet Crafts will be using it in both contract projects including hotels and hospitality outlets, prayer rooms and mosques, and for residential work too. The first shipment of SpringBond will be used in a 500m2 villa before the end of March.

James Taylor, Managing Director at Texfelt, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with a company as reputable as Carpet Crafts to broaden the reach of our eco-friendly underlay and help improve indoor air pollution across the globe.”

Atul Nagi, V. P. International Sales at Carpet Crafts, continued: “SpingBond works incredibly well as part of our portfolio of sustainable products. We’re excited about talking to customers about it and are confident about its reception in India and UAE, especially with Texfelt’s track record in contract applications.”

Texfelt's range of eco-engineered non-woven products are used in various applications from home furnishings and floorings to film sets. They feature many unique qualities including superior insulating, fire-retardant and sound-proofing properties that can be utilised in various products and industries.

Using its unique Kytech technology, our underlays are made from recycled products including single-use plastics and other natural fibres, releasing no harmful toxins in the home.

The deal is the latest for the firm which is based at the Cutler Heights Business Park.

Last month it announced that SpringBond was being used as a heat insulation product to support the growth of mushrooms. It provided one of the largest mushroom producers in the world with a specific blend of its flagship product to be used in polytunnels.