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09/02/2008

Zeftron Nylon Receives Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

 

DALTON, GA - Zeftron® nylon has been recognized by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), a third-party consultancy founded by the world renowned architect William McDonough and innovative chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, with the prestigious Cradle-to-Cradle™ Silver certification.

Zeftron nylon, a premium branded nylon 6 yarn system manufactured by Shaw Industries for external commercial carpet manufacturing customers, is a proven environmentally responsible yarn system that is 100 percent closed-loop recyclable at the end of its useful life. Backed by constant research and product innovation, all Zeftron nylon yarns come standard with a minimum 25 percent recycled content in every color.

"We are proud to announce that Zeftron nylon has achieved MBDC's Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certification, making it a commercial interiors product that demonstrates sustainability and continuous improvement," says Jay Bolus, vice president of technical operations for MBDC. "This certification lends further credibility to Zeftron nylon's environmentally-intelligent design."

MBDC's Cradle-to-Cradle certification process closely examines the use of environmentally safe and healthy materials, design for recycling, water and energy efficiency, and social responsibility strategies.

"We have always worked to make a product that leaves little or no environmental footprint," states Tim Blount, business leader for Zeftron nylon. "Every decision regarding manufacturing, product attributes, and complete life-cycle responsibility work toward this goal-from manufacturing only nylon 6 products to our simple-to-use commercial carpet recycling program, 6ix Again. We will continue to bring innovation to the marketplace as an industry leader in closed-loop manufacturing and recycling."

Zeftron nylon is committed to environmental stewardship and excels in the area of design for material reutilization. Products carrying the Cradle-to-Cradle certification are included within U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Green Building Rating System™ and can contribute to earning LEED points for Innovation in Design.

Zeftron nylon has a 40-year legacy of providing premium solution-dyed nylon to manufacturers specializing in carpet for the commercial interiors marketplace, with unsurpassed, style, performance and recyclability all from a single source.

About Zeftron® Nylon
Zeftron nylon is the brand name for a select offering of nylon 6 commercial carpet yarn systems that offers unsurpassed style, performance and recyclability all from a single source. These yarn systems have been supplied to carpet manufacturers specializing in carpet for the commercial interiors marketplace for more than 40 years. All carpet styles manufactured with Zeftron nylon are third-party performance certified and fully warranted for performance, colorfastness, stain release, colorfastness, and static control. Backed by constant research and product innovation, all Zeftron nylon yarns are closed-loop recyclable and come standard with a minimum 25 percent recycled content. Committed to environmental stewardship, Zeftron nylon makes recycling easy with its 6ix Again Recycling Program-a simple to use, all inclusive carpet recycling program. For more information, visit www.zeftronnylon.com.

 

 
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