B.I.G. Yarns launches EqoCycle yarns
B.I.G. Yarns launches EqoCycle Yarns designed with circular economy benefits & high performance for the carpet industry.
B.I.G. Yarns, a division of Beaulieu
International Group, announces its latest development, EqoCycle, a fully
recyclable PA6 yarn with 75 per cent recycled content, offering the same
high-quality performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn mainly based
on post-industrial waste supports contract, automotive and residential carpet
manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological
footprint of their end products.
EqoCycle is made with recycled
granulates derived from pre-consumer recycled and regenerated PA6, certified by
Control Union for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certification. The use of less
virgin materials implicates a decrease of fossil fuels by 58 per cent and a 27
per cent decrease in energy consumption. On top, EqoCycle yarns allow a
reduction of 37 per cent of CO2 eq./kg compared to the fossil based yarns. The
environmental impacts of EqoCycle with 75 per cent recycled content were
calculated through an LCA analysis, verified according to ISO 14025 and EN
15804+A1 and published in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD
registration number S-P-02415).
Customers have the assurance that for
every 1.000 tonnes of EqoCycle yarn, 13,562 barrels of oil are saved and 2.700
tonnes of CO2 emission are reduced, compared to PA6 traditionally made from
Emmanuel Colchen, General Manager Yarns Division, commented: â€œEqoCycle is a perfect example of how higher resource
efficiency in our industry can promote greater circularity in our customersâ€™
industries. Minimising waste, re-using materials, and saving energy and carbon
emissions in production, it provides our customers and carpet brands with a new
sustainable alternative that wonâ€™t compromise their end-product performance but
will support their increasing focus on CO2 reduction and global warming potential.
All part of our wider commitment to encourage decoupling from the need for only
virgin feedstocks and moving towards a circular economy for yarns and soft
EqoCycle is the latest circular
solution in B.I.G. Yarnsâ€™ PA6 portfolio, joining EqoBalance PA6, based on
biomass balance renewable resources, which offers up to 75 per cent CO2
reduction. Both exemplify the companyâ€™s on-going investment in developing new
products that better serve customersâ€™ needs in a sustainable way. B.I.G. Yarns
fully pursues opportunities to support and solve the global environmental
challenges through innovation, investment and collaboration, as part of its
sincere belief in, and broader commitment to, Social Responsibility.
The innovation of EqoCycle and
EqoBalance PA6 aligns with the companyâ€™s active integration of the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its business activities, creating
value for customers and engaging employees and value chain partners.