In line with the company’s strategic objectives to continuously reduce its carbon footprint and improve its environmental status, Van Dyck Floors is in the process of converting some of its wet dyed products into SDN (Solution Dyed Nylon). This transition process requires the matching of the company’s popular existing ranges and colours and the development of a bank of SDN colours that will suit the current flooring trends.
Solution dyed nylon is a pre-dyeing process, meaning that the nylon is dyed before the fibre is turned into carpets. This is a dry process compared to the wet process that we have been using till now and by doing so we will be saving on water and energy and reduce our effluent and waste water drastically. Carpet colours and designs are created by tufting coloured SDN fibres into a backing. This means that carpet colours can only be changed by changing the colours of the fibres. Eric Ward, National Sales Manager at Van Dyck Floors comments: “We are already well into the process of transitioning to the more environmentally sustainable SDN colours. It is for this reason that we have decided to discontinue some of our existing wet processed colours and carpet ranges.”
The ranges that will be affected by this transition are some of our cut-pile ranges like (like Diplomat, Stately Homes and Sorrento) and our Nylon Tufted Tile Ranges. Eric has asked that clients check stocks on these ranges before committing to orders.
“We are planning to complete this process over the next two months and will announce when the new SDN ranges become available,” concludes Eric.
For more information, contact Van Dyck Floors on +27 (31) 913 3800 or via www.vandyckfloors.co.za.
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