Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

176 Natura, Ulster Carpets The sustainability of Natura carpet is not unique to this collection, but its name underlines the emphasis that Ulster Carpets places on continually improving the environmental performance of its products. Natura is 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent nylon, making it suitable for heavy-wear applications including public areas, corridors, cabins and suites. Ulster Carpets is ISO 14001 certified, ensuring high environmental standards. Manufacturing efficiencies are key to sustainability advances which include a new Dye House and Energy Centre, which has reduced water (40 per cent), heat (25 per cent) and chemical (5-10 per cent) use per kilogram of yard produced. In addition, 100 per cent of post-production waste is diverted from landfill and the company participates in the UK government’s Climate Change Agreement to reduce energy consumption. Setesdal, Sirdal and Suldal, Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik The Setesdal, Sirdal and Suldal trio was created in 2014 with a wish to reintroduce Norwegian wool in upholstery fabric. Inspired by Norwegian nature, hand knitting and traditional fences (skigard), the fabric is meant to evoke authenticity paired with chic and modern comfort. This fabric travels uniquely short distances in every part of the process, being 100 per cent pure Norwegian wool manufactured in Norway. All three have the EU flower certification. The life expectancy depends on where it is to be used and what wear and tear it is exposed to. For normal commercial use, a 10-year warranty is applied, which requires a standard maintenance programme, although the product often lasts much longer – GU is known for designing and producing long-lasting fabrics. All processes are under one roof and the natural raw material is biodegradable and has great technical properties without the use of chemicals. Spared, Volume Creative This is not a single product but a service that creates different products from waste. Born from a desire to support brands in reusing their own waste in their own environments, Spared offers a service to reuse waste in innovate ways. It has also developed a composite material, a modern ‘waste’ terrazzo. Molelk is made from seafood waste and Plarix from plastic waste. Customers can also send the company their own waste and receive bespoke products in return. Spared material takes direct action to reduce waste going to landfill. Made with chipped waste and an eco-, water-based, zeroVOC composite, it is highly durable and can last decades if maintained properly. Depending on its use/application, if it is in high-traffic areas, resealing is recommended every 12-24 months. Streamo Sailer, Gerflor Gerflor is fully engaged in circular economy principles and is investing in eco-design for all products and processes through providing high product durability and reducing the environmental footprint of installation (cut-at-size flooring solution, no installation waste and a second-life programme). Streamo Sailer, a homogeneous flooring which contains recycled content, is REACH-compliant, has a surface treatment optimising maintenance costs (reduced water consumption and detergent use), is light (2850 gr/m²), is 100 per cent recyclable, improves indoor air quality (VOC < 10µg/m3) and is FloorScore- and IMO-certified. Its recommended after-life is to be collected, recycled and reused. PRODUCTS AND MATER I ALS