16 Apr 2020
Tessutica produces furniture upholstery from recycled marine waste with Greencare
Waregem, Belgium – April 16, 2020 – Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)’s Tessutica business is proud to announce a new product line in upholstery. Greencare fabrics are created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste. The fabrics themselves can then be 100% recycled into pellets again.
“Greencare is our new collection with 100% recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics,” says Karl Henderson, General Manager of Tessutica, “It is certified under the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. We have engineered these fabrics with recycled yarns from regular post-consumer PET bottles from the oceans, landfills and upcycled cotton from garments.”
For this, Tessutica partnered with the Seaqual project, which brings plastic waste back into the manufacturing chain. “We are delighted to be part of the few Seaqual-licensed mills in the world today,” says Henderson. “One of the major benefits of using recycled polyester yarns is that the production does not require the usage of new petroleum, which significantly reduces our carbon footprint. It also creates 75% less CO₂ emission compared to the use of virgin polyester.”
With growing demands for sustainability within the business world as well as from end-consumers, Tessutica felt it was the right choice to offer a product line that comes with a full guarantee of environmental consciousness.
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Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) is a global specialist in raw chemical materials (polymers), semi-finished engineered products (yarns, fibres, technical textiles and technical sheets) and is a leader in a broad range of floor coverings for the residential and commercial markets (vinyl rolls, vinyl planks, laminate, parquet, carpet, needle felt, artificial grass and mats) as well as upholstery fabrics.
Headquartered in Belgium, B.I.G. employs nearly 5,000 people across 29 plants, 20 sales and distribution offices, with a major presence in 17 countries all over Eurasia, the Americas and Oceania. The company achieved a 2019 turnover of €2 billion and is serving customers in 140 countries. True to its roots as a family business, B.I.G. puts sustainability, innovation and care for its employees central.