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Presentation DESSO practice during the expert seminar in Leuven, July 12th 2010.

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  • Reach 50% use of post-customer products for new carpets Reach 100% purchased renewable energy for processing and manufacturing Reach the goal of factory effluent water - cleaner than the water it is discharged on Establish unique, tailored take back and recycling systems Implement Cradle to Cradle supply-chain management All DESSO carpets are Cradle to Cradle certified All materials and process inputs come from renewable or recycled sources All materials are capable of returning safely to either biological or technical cycles All stages in the product life cycle actively support the reuse or recycle of materials at the highest possible level of quality
  • Saving ivm klimaat en CO2 beter is capture oid
  • Supporting a C2C Community Innovation platform Formation of C2C business community
  • C2 cn practices_desso

    1. 1. Cradle to Cradle update at:
    2. 2. <ul><li>DESSO has a long and rich history with origins </li></ul><ul><li>In both the Netherlands and Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>1930 Started as a Belgian manufacturer producing woven carpets in Oss, the Netherlands, for residential and commercial applications. </li></ul><ul><li>1939 Ownership was transferred and the name of the company changed to </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Tapijtfabriek H.Desseaux'. </li></ul><ul><li>1950 Desso was introduced as a brand name </li></ul><ul><li>1960 Two other companies located in Dendermonde and Waasmunster also became part of DESSO. </li></ul><ul><li>1980 DESSO started to set up the artificial grass division </li></ul>History
    3. 3. <ul><li>1981 Purchase of Bergoss Brand </li></ul><ul><li>1992 DESSO and Esco merged into one company, retaining the name Desso. </li></ul><ul><li>Late DESSO was taken over by DLW and </li></ul><ul><li>1990's then Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>2007 DESSO is independent once again after the acquisition of a majority share holding in the company by NPM Capital, a Dutch investment firm. </li></ul><ul><li>Today DESSO can look back at almost 80 years of proven performance, having built a reputation as a reliable partner producing quality flooring for all types of applications. </li></ul>History
    4. 4. Innovation through <ul><li>Creativity: </li></ul><ul><li>Desso transformed itself into a superior floor design company through better external focus via the “ Circle of Architects ® ” program. </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality: </li></ul><ul><li>Desso invented carpet tiles that significantly improve health by superior: </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor air quality : </li></ul><ul><li>- Less fine dust (8 times lower levels than hard floors) </li></ul><ul><li>- No off harmful gassing </li></ul><ul><li>Sound absorption in offices, healthcare and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle to Cradle </li></ul>Innovation through
    5. 5. DESSO Group Home Sports Systems Hospitality Contract (incl. Corp.Office, Education & Healthcare) Aero Marine
    6. 6. <ul><li>Employees: 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>Carpet tiles: 7.000.000 m2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tufted products 90% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre bonded products 10% </li></ul></ul>Broadloom: 5.000.000 m2 Artificial grass: 2.800.000 m2 Woven carpets: 750.000 m2 Desso Facts Showroom Sales offices Dealers Factories in Waalwijk, The Netherlands and Dendermonde, Belgium
    7. 7. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Statement from Michael Braungart Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart is very excited about the start of a long term relationship with DESSO. “ By committing themselves to the Cradle to Cradle production circle, DESSO will be supporting the good health of the planet and helping to improve product quality and environmental performance via eco-effectiveness”. Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart , Chemist and Founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA)
    8. 8. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Eco-efficiency <ul><li>Increased attention on sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient production </li></ul><ul><li>Waste reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Energy saving </li></ul><ul><li>Desso’s past achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Water preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>annually 50% in Belgium, goal 100% (= 410 million litres) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23% reduction in energy use and CO 2 emissions over the last </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Post industrial waste is recycled and used as fuel </li></ul>
    9. 9. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Eco-effectiveness <ul><li>Positive footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Improve quality of life and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Re-utilize all materials used in the product. Design criteria: easy disassembly </li></ul><ul><li>Use post-customer materials as raw material in the product </li></ul><ul><li>All raw materials should be 100% safe for humans and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Use renewable energy in all stages of the cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li> All about Eco Effectiveness </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Implications for DESSO <ul><li>Develop new products for improved indoor air quality </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in new Cradle to Cradle product line </li></ul><ul><li>Invite young designers and students to work on Cradle to Cradle products </li></ul><ul><li>Build national and international community around Cradle to Cradle quality </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger marketing for Cradle to Cradle on global market </li></ul><ul><li>Establish the carpet take back system and recycling system </li></ul>
    11. 11. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Stages for implementation of the vision 2 010-2020 <ul><li>50% use of post-customer products </li></ul><ul><li>100% purchased renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Factory effluent water </li></ul><ul><li>Take back and recycling systems </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle to Cradle supply-chain management </li></ul><ul><li>100% Cradle to Cradle product certification </li></ul><ul><li>100% Renewable or recycled sources </li></ul><ul><li>100% Safe return of materials </li></ul><ul><li>100% Reuse or recycle of materials </li></ul>
    12. 12. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle company Strategic plans <ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>2020 100% durable energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar energy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start in Waalwijk JV with Host/ENECO </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Increase biodiversity in industrial </li></ul><ul><li>environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First “green roof” done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on certain species </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Biological cycle
    14. 15. DESSO is doing research on prototype carpet and carpet tiles with materials in the biological cycle. Here some examples of carpets with yarns made out of paper, bamboo and jute. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle company Biological cycle
    15. 16. Prototype with paper yarn
    16. 17. Prototype with bamboo yarn
    17. 18. Prototype From jute
    18. 19. Prototype from jute with a jute backing
    19. 20. DESSO is targeting at a prototype in the biological cycle by the end of 2010 with more or less the same features as modern contract carpet. At the moment durability is still a problem but the bamboo yarn looks promising. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle company Biological cycle
    20. 21. Technical cycle
    21. 22. <ul><li>Create ‘Passive Positive List’ for existing products </li></ul><ul><li>Use only positively defined materials </li></ul><ul><li>Phase out non-acceptable raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>No need to be perfect from day 1 </li></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle company Analysis of all Raw Materials with Prof. Michael Braungart (EPEA) PROGRESS OF QUALITY FROM CRADLE TO CRADLE WITH TIME Clients and suppliers are regarded as partners to reach quality. ECO-EFFECTIVENESS OPTIMAL OPTIMIZING TOLERABLE IDENTIFY THE BEST: ABC-X CATEGORIZATION NOT ACCEPTABLE NOT CHARACTERIZED
    22. 24. Desso is progressing fast with Cradle to cradle products in the technical cycle. An alternative for the traditional, bitumen based backing had to be found. Bitumen as a product is safe and gives the tiles fantastic features but the content can vary and is therefore not suitable for a cradle to cradle carpet tile backing. . DESSO: a Cradle to Cradle company Technical cycle
    23. 25. Traditional carpet tile
    24. 26. Traditional carpet tile
    25. 27. Together with EPEA an alternative for bitumen tile backing is found in the material Polyolefine. This material is a 100% safe and endlessly recycable. DESSO: a Cradle to Cradle company Technical cycle
    26. 28. Handmade carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    27. 29. Handmade carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    28. 30. Production trial carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    29. 31. Production trial carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    30. 32. Desso Cradle to cradle carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    31. 33. Desso Cradle to cradle carpet tile with Polyolefine backing
    32. 34. Ministry of agriculture
    33. 37. Because of the great knowledge and know how in the field of carpet tile production within the Desso organization we are able to offer, as the first European carpet manufacturer, a Cradle to Cradle tile backing as of June 2010. DESSO: a Cradle to Cradle company Technical cycle
    34. 40. EcoBase installation
    35. 41. EcoBase installation
    36. 42. C2C PC Quality check <ul><li>Carpet tiles produced with Polyolefin </li></ul><ul><li>Normal in house test procedure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dimensional stability test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay flat performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wear tests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lay flat performance under extreme circumstances (external) </li></ul><ul><li>Installations in test areas (at Desso and at customer sites) </li></ul><ul><li>Installer feedback </li></ul>
    37. 43. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system at DESSO
    38. 44. <ul><li>Recycling our products in the cement industry : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as high caloric fuel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stabilizer (chalk) is used as raw material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introducing a ‘take back’ system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect used carpets from our clients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing an innovative separation technique : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate the yarn from the backing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backing can be reused as backing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yarn can be remelted as colored yarn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depolymerize to obtain raw material for yarn to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>produce white yarns </li></ul></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system at DESSO
    39. 45. To separated carpet tile
    40. 46. Shredded material
    41. 47. First separation
    42. 48. Reusable yarn
    43. 49. Reusable EcoBase
    44. 52. C2C YR Technique Quality check <ul><li>Output material from yarn recovery process </li></ul><ul><li>Output 1  Yarn fibre Necessary purity for next step Aquafil >90% pure Car parts >95% Other >80% pure Quality of latest trials 90% PA6/6.6 (pile) 7% PA/PET (primary) 2% PP (covering fleece) 1% Dust (several) </li></ul>
    45. 53. C2C YR Technique Quality check <ul><li>Output material from yarn recovery process </li></ul><ul><li>Output 2  Heavy backing mixture The mixture consists of bitumen stabilizer (CaCO 3 ) latex glass (reinforcement) small pile-fibre parts Material will be tested for suitable re-use in road works application, feedback expected end of November </li></ul>
    46. 54. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system at DESSO
    47. 56. <ul><li>DESSO will contribute to </li></ul><ul><li>C2C business community worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Help stimulate the formation of necessary </li></ul><ul><li>C2C infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage all stakeholders (suppliers, design </li></ul><ul><li>community, waste management partners, </li></ul><ul><li>customers) to consider new products and C2C </li></ul><ul><li>design paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Jointly develop know-how and new </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company C2C Community
    48. 57. For more information, please contact us or visit our website www.desso.com DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company