Modulex Creates Architectural Signage From Carpet Waste
Billund, Denmark, June 21, 2023-Modulex Group, a maker of signage and visual communication solutions, has announced that after a successful pilot project, the launch of ReBond, re-purposed carpet waste to create a new architectural signage material.
ReBond is a collaboration between Modulex; Dansk Wilton, a Danish carpet manufacturer serving the cruise ship and hospitality industry; and Elektro-Isola, a material developer and manufacturer based in Denmark.
ReBond is created using waste from Dansk Wilton's Cradle to Cradle Certified carpet solution. The process starts by removing the carpets and recovering scraps from production waste from Dansk Wilton, which are shredded into fine fibers using Elektro-Isola's innovative technology. The shredded textile fibers are mixed with a melting binding fiber, giving it the consistency needed to create felt mats. While the surface and appearance of ReBond are brand new, the sides of the panels bear a faint hint of the color of the original carpets, leaving a trail of its previous life.
Formerly in a ship or hotel, carpet waste is given a second life, upcycled as architectural signage, and used in another built environment.