Footfall strives to align with suppliers that incorporate sustainability into their manufacturing processes. Our primary product Obex HD, is manufactured by Milliken, a company that has sustainability at the core of their values. Milliken uses Life Cycle Assessment methodologies to design products that minimise their environmental impact. Their product development process is focused on designing innovative products that are not only greener but also improve workplace productivity by making the workplace healthier and safer. They develop collections that not only minimise waste in usage but also maximise their useful life. Milliken now offers a market-leading range of over 500 design and colour options using Econyl® 100% regenerated nylon, featuring 50% post-industrial and 50% post-consumer recycled content.
PRODUCTS WITH MAXIMUM RECYCLED CONTENT
To reduce the environmental impact, wherever possible, Milliken develop products using locally sourced raw materials with recycled content. To achieve the greatest environmental benefit, they have used LCA methodologies to prioritise the use of recycled materials to substitute oil based components.
Recycled Yarns: Milliken now offers a market-leading range of over 500 design and colour options using Econyl® 100% regenerated nylon, featuring 50% post-industrial and 50% post-consumer recycled content.
Collections Featuring Econyl Include: Clerkenwell, Consequence 2.0, Dissident 2.0, Glazed Clay, Light Trails, Naturally Drawn, Out of the Shadows and Urban Collective.
Recycled Backing Materials: Comfort Plus®, Milliken’s innovative cushion backing, includes 90% recycled polyurethane, providing a light weight backing solution that is not only environmentally sound but also enhances performance in use.
PRODUCTS THAT MINIMISE WASTE
Omni®: Omni is a patented design concept that allows Milliken modular carpet patterns to be totally non directional and therefore installed completely randomly on the floor. This reduces installation waste as no pattern matching is required. A typical modular carpet installation averages 4% wastage and a typical broadloom installation averages 10% wastage. With Omni, wastage is estimated at less than 1%. Also, with no directional arrows to follow, Omni carpet is quicker and easier to install, saving installation time and cost.
TractionBack® Adhesive-Free Installation: TractionBack not only reduces the raw materials used during installation, it also reduces installation time and cost. Indoor Air Quality is also improved through the elimination of VOCs associated with adhesive.
Optimising Face-Weight For Performance: Milliken ensures that products are not wastefully over-engineered and are designed with the optimum face weight for their budgetary and performance requirement.