Sustainable flooring system for railways


German carpet manufacturer Vorwerk Teppichwerke is a supplier of polyamide (PA) 6.6 tufted carpets for European railways for both the contract and domestic markets.

To improve the environmental profile of carpet installation the company has developed the Ecofix system, which is a hook-and-loop base installation fitted to the floor without any adhesive and the tufted carpet backing is fixed to the Ecofix floor base.

This allows quick carpet replacement, avoiding the use of toxic solvents from adhesives and waiting time for the adhesives to evaporate.

As the carpet cuttings are supplied exactly pre-cut to the various required dimensions, this avoids dust production during installation, said head of supply chain Harald Taufall at the Design & Technology Conference during November’s Railway & Mass Transit Interiors Expo in Cologne, Germany.

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