Low & Bonar contributing to Cradle to Cradle carpets for Tarkett

January 12, 2018

Low & Bonar’s new product, Colback Gold, was developed in close technical partnership with global flooring leader Tarkett


Arnhem, 12 January 2018:

In its ambition to contribute to a more sustainable world, Low & Bonar has developed Colback Gold. The new commercial carpet tile delivers the same properties as Low & Bonar’s world-leading Colback Proflooring product,  allowing manufacturers to produce carpets satisfying the most stringent  Cradle-to-Cradle requirements.The newly launched product is the culmination of 2 years of technical cooperation between long-term partners Low & Bonar and Tarkett at the manufacturing and R&D facility in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Ludwig Cammaert,  Director Design & Technical Development for carpets at Tarkett comments: “Tarkett’s  challenge in this project was to improve the composition of the ingredients of the primary backing, which improves the material health of our carpet tiles. Our partnership with Low & Bonar meant that we were able to work quickly and efficiently from product development to production, safe in the knowledge that Colback Gold would meet Cradle-to-Cradle certification requirements. We can now help customers across our end-markets deliver more sustainable interiors, without compromising on quality.”

Gareth Kaminski-Cook, Interiors & Transportation Global Business Director, Low & Bonar said: “The development of Colback Gold demonstrates our capability to tailor specific product properties to meet individual customer or industry requirements, with critical local knowledge across global markets. This project also underlines the strength of our Colback technology to adapt to the changing requirements of our partners.”

Colback Gold delivers enhanced tuftability, unmatched stitch holding and unique process behavior.



About Low & Bonar:

Low & Bonar is a global leader in high performance materials selling in more than 60 countries worldwide and manufacturing in Europe, North America, the Middle East and China. We design and manufacture components which add value to, and improve the performance of, our customers’ products by engineering a wide range of polymers using our own manufacturing technologies to create yarn, fibres, industrial and coated fabrics, geosynthetics and composite materials. Our materials contribute to a more sustainable world and higher quality of life. They help to make construction sites safer, reduce carbon footprint, reduce total cost of ownership, safely manage environmental waste, promote cleaner air and water, support higher crop production and create beautiful working and leisure environments. lowandbonar.com

Low & Bonar is listed on the London Stock Exchange: LWB. 

About Tarkett:

With net sales of more than €2.7bn in 2016, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood and laminate flooring, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. With 12,500 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to sustainable development, the Group has implemented an eco‐innovation strategy and promotes a circular economy. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris. www.tarkett.com  





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