Less Yarn Wastage

Innovation drives our sustainability mission and one such innovation is housed at out Plant 5 tufting facility in North Geelong – a machine that removes remnants of yarn from their cores and re-introduces them into the tufting process.

With similar versions used in the fabric making industry, a core stripping machine is designed specifically for the removal of yarn from its cylindrical cardboard core (also called a cone or tube).

As a fully automated system, it ensures our manufacturing process efficiently uses as much yarn as possible, preventing it from becoming waste and as such, diverting it from landfill.

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Less Yarn Wastage

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Electric forklifts
Electric forklifts

Electric forklifts now used in our warehouses

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Energy efficient compressors
Energy efficient compressors

Installation of more energy efficient compressors

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Energy efficient lighting
Energy efficient lighting

Installation of T5 energy efficient LED lights with motion sensors in our factories.

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Energy efficient boilers
Energy efficient boilers

We recently decommissioned some older generation boilers and installed more energy efficient versions.

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Recycling efforts
Recycling efforts

More recycling, reuse and diversion of waste from landfill helps reduce our environmental footprint.

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Less Yarn Wastage
Less Yarn Wastage

Re-using yarn wastage to avoid landfill

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