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Cradle-to-Cradle Manufacture: Flooring Producer Desso Lays Out New Approach

January 26, 2012 | Alex Scott

Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business model by adopting a production system based on Cradle to Cradle design principles. In this Cradle to Cradle approach the company has designed carpets and carpet tiles which exclude hazardous materials so that the used products can be collected and recycled in a form of closed loop production. Desso stresses that its approach involves much more than simply recycling old flooring and...

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