Fiber to Fiber. Backing to Backing.
At Interface Hospitality, we go beyond merely offering carpet tile products with recycled content to actually reclaiming used carpet in order to convert it into new. As we design our products, we carefully consider their ultimate destination, doing whatever we can—including partnering with other carpet reclamation companies—to ensure no reclaimed carpet ends up in the landfill.
We also work closely with our fiber suppliers to continually reduce the virgin content in the nylons we purchase. This has resulted in new and innovative technologies that significantly increase the recycled content of our products, including incorporation of reclaimed fishing nets in our 100% recycled content type 6 nylon.
For our ReEntry process, we separate face fiber and backing, sending the separated type 6 and 6,6 nylon to our fiber partners to be recycled into chip form, blended with other reclaimed materials and extruded into new post-consumer content fiber. The backing is broken down into pellets, which are then processed through our Cool Blue™ system to create GlasBac®RE backing.
Since 1995, we've reclaimed more than 309 million pounds of carpet, but it’s estimated that 6.5 billion pounds are sent to landfills in North America each year. Now that we’re efficiently recovering type 6 and 6,6 nylon fiber, we’ve taken a giant step forward in carpet recycling and in our ultimate mission to get off oil.