On October 23, Desso received the Highly Commended Award from the prestigious Australian BPN 2014 Sustainability Awards for its innovative DESSO AirMaster® carpet engineered to capture eight times more fine dust indoors than regular carpets.
Desso calculated that we spend 90% of our time indoors so having a product that consist of healthy materials and can capture dust particles can really have a positive effect on human health and the planet. The carpet is in fact made of two innovative ingredients. The backing is EcoBase™ , a non-toxic and PVC-free material that has achieved Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certification and is 100% recyclable in Desso’s production system. The other innovative ingredient is ECONYL® regenerated yarn coming from pre- and post-consumer waste material and that can be regenerated again and again after its use. Part of the waste that is regenerated in the ECONYL® Regeneration System comes also from Desso’s recycling process and from the collaboration with the Healthy Seas initiative to recover ghost nets from the bottom of the seas. Desso is also partner in this initiative.