13346 Mon, 12/17/2007 - 3:29pm
BRISTOL, Va. -- Universal Fibers has again expanded its manufacturing capabilities for post-consumer nylon.
In June, the company announced technology that allows it to produce nylon 6,6 fiber from recycled carpeting, but that initial technology only allowed for the core color of black. The new technology allows the company to offer the product in multiple colors.
The company said environmental stewardship is a top priority. To that end, it has turned its focus toward using as much non-virgin material as possible in the creation of products, and has been developing methods for minimizing waste and reducing energy consumption for more than a decade.
"Environmental stewardship is something we take seriously and have focused on for many years," Bentley Park, president of Universal Fibers, said in a statement. "We understand that part of being a good corporate citizen involves protecting the environment and conserving our resources."
The new colors for post-consumer nylon include: Tuxedo, Phantom, Shadow Green, Double Fudge and Chestnut. Universal Fibers' solution-dyed synthetic yarns are used for commercial, residential and transportation carpeting.