Mohawk has developed technology which allows the use of post-consumer recycled content in its EverStrand BCF fiber styles. The company has been offering 100% post-consumer recycled in its EverStrand staple polyester fiber.
Effective immediately, all of Mohawk EverStrand BCF and Mohawk EverStrand BCF XtraSoft fibers will include post-consumer recycled content from plastic bottles. Additionally, Mohawk will provide On Demand Certification Letters to document recycled content for all EverStrand carpet styles.
David Duncan, Mohawk’s Vice-President of Marketing, said new EverStrand filament styles are being introduced that will contain the new fiber.
“We’re expanding the EverStrand BCF collection, particularly with new products in our EverStrand BCF XtraSoft fiber,” he said.
EverStrand BCF XtraSoft fiber brings a superior level of aesthetics, performance, and feel to the polyester category. Introduced last year in Mohawk’s “Sensationally Soft” line, the fiber offers “quality, durability and softness that reaches new heights for polyester,” Duncan said. It also offers a lifetime stain resistance warranty.
Duncan and Cross noted that Mohawk has a heritage in recycling plastic bottles into carpet, and plans to further develop its EverStrand BCF technology to include more post consumer recycled content in the future.
Mohawk has recycled more than 24 billion soft drink bottles for use in carpet fiber, and continues recycling more than 3 billion bottles each year. One out of every four bottles recycled in North America becomes Mohawk carpet. Mohawk’s EverStrand fiber is a staple polyester that has long been produced entirely from recycled soft drink bottles.
Because the US Food & Drug Administration requires top quality PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for beverage bottles, the recycled product offers superior performance characteristics over many fibers used in making other brands of carpet yarns. On average, 30 plastic bottles are recycled to make one square yard of Mohawk EverStrand carpet. To learn more, visit www.mohawkgreenworks.com.