At Euro Air we are continuously working on how we, as a global company, can make a difference in recycling and make the least possible impact on the environment. Our Cradlesox is our green product in fabric ducting that is Cradle to Cradle certified and is suitable for schools, offices and other comfort buildings where you need a healthy indoor climate and where sustainability is a parameter when choosing the right solution.
Our latest investment is two new braiding machines that can produce all ropes for suspension of our fabric ducts. The raw material is based on surplus stock of our yarns used in connection with the production of fabrics at the weaving mill. Until now, we have had a collaboration with an external supplier on the delivery of yarn, but instead of letting all residual yarn go to waste, Euro Air will in future have its own production where this yarn is recycled. In the start-up phase, at least 30% of the residual yarn will be used for rope production, but within a year the goal is to reach 100%.
“We have a clear goal that this investment after full implementation will enable us to reuse all residual batches of yarn corresponding to approx. 7 tons a year. We have a strong focus on minimising our waste and contribute to helping Euro Air reach the goal of 25% of all fabric ducts being made from recycled or residual materials without compromising product quality or affecting fire and shrinkage testing. Our initial experience has been so positive that we have ordered another braiding machine, so we have sufficient capacity to achieve the goal of reusing surplus yarns and at the same time be in a position to deliver to all orders, ”says Frank Hansen, director of the KE Group weaving mill.
Watch the video with the new braiding machine here.