DSM introduces AgainTM, commercial carpet designed for circularity
In Europe alone, 1.6 billion tons of carpet is trashed annually, 95% of which ends up in landfill and incineration. Again™ is an answer to this dire situation.
Again™ commercial carpet has been designed for circularity with Niaga® technology. It is produced with just two materials, polyamide 6 and polyester. This makes it free of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic flame retardants. What’s more, Again™ carpet’s face fibers and secondary backing are made of 100% recycled materials. Because of its modular design, its materials can be regained, recycled and reused, again and again. By scanning the Again™ carpet’s Niaga® tag, you gain access to an overview of the materials used to produce the carpet as well as recycling instructions.
And there is more. “Although the Again™ carpet collection is specifically designed for circularity, there are more reasons that make it special. I’m sure that facility managers will love to hear that the carpet comes with an acoustic soft backing. Also, it does not have the typical ‘new carpet smell’. What’s more, there are twenty-five beautiful colors to select from, so it will be easy to find a color that matches the office style,” emphasizes Chantal Jörissen, Product Marketing Director at DSM-Niaga.
The Again™ collection shows that it is possible to design a commercial carpet for circularity and still meet the market’s highest standards. “Together with our partners, we are demonstrating that closing the loop within the value chain is actually possible,” highlights Kelly Hall, Managing Director at DSM-Niaga. “We believe within the value chain we should radically change our mindset in order to design out waste and safeguard valuable materials. This is how we contribute to a better future for both people and planet.´
Niaga® is a purpose-driven DSM brand, redesigning products in partnerships to future-proof value chains and industries. Together with our partners we aim to design out waste and create healthy living and working environments. The designs of the future are simple, clean and reversible. Products that carry a Niaga® tag have been designed and produced based on the principles of simplicity, clean materials and reversible connections. Scanning the Niaga® tag provides insight in the materials used and how to actually recycle the product and close the loop. So far, we have redesigned carpet, mattresses and furniture panels. More redesigns are underway. More information can be found at www.dsm-niaga.com
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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.