- 100% Recycled Materials
- 15 bottles = 1 Yard
- All Laser Felt Eco Panels are going through Antimicrobial Treatment Technology
- All Laser Felt Eco Panels are going through FR ( Fire Retardant) Treatment
Laser Felt Eco is the cleanest, greenest, most versatile decorative textile available.
Laser Felt Eco is made from 100% post-consumer recycled water bottles.
We start with bottles collected from recycle centers and community bottle drives. Those bottles are ground into flakes and melted into liquid form. Then we add a little bit of silver, copper and all the pigments needed to create our gorgeous color palette. The metals act as an antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent that is cleared by the FDA. This is a feature that you cannot get in any other felt product on the market. Because the pigments are contained in every fiber, Laser Felt Eco is solution dyed, UV resistant and bleach cleanable.
Now this green formula is run through mechanical spinnerets to create our fibers. This is the same way a spider makes a web. After the fibers have cooled, they are blended together and proceed through a needle punch process which locks the fibers together creating a very durable, breathable textile that doesn’t absorb moisture and will not shrink.
In the last stage of production the material is calendared which means they glide over a hot roller and that fuses the fibers together.All of this makes Laser Felt Eco.
The cleanest and greenest decorative textile available on the market.
Laser Felt Eco has a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of .20. This means that 20% of the noise in a room utilizing Laser Felt Eco will be absorbed and the space will be quieter and more comfortable for the people in it.These properties change depending upon the number of laser cuts in each piece. Results will vary.
Laser Felt Eco can be used as a hanging panel system or drapery. Laser Felt Eco provides privacy, noise reduction, divides space, controls solar glare and looks great. When used with our Laser Track system these panels can be moved as needed to divide an area and add flexibility to offices public spaces and classrooms.
Laser Felt Eco is art. Laser Felt eco is available in multiple patterns and sizes that can be hung from our Laser Track system, and in some cases existing curtain hardware or it can be applied directly as wall art. Laser Felt Eco provides designers with endless possibilities for functional and artistic creativity. Any vector file can be used to create a stunning work of art that is unique to your project. Use Laser Felt Eco on your next project and enjoy the beauty and performance of the cleanest, greenest and most versatile decorative textile available.
Why to use Laser Felt Eco?
We have the capacity to keep billions of plastic PET bottles out of the world’s landfills each year by using post-consumer plastic bottles instead of virgin materials in the fiber manufacturing process. By doing this, we can lower harmful air emissions and save millions of barrels of oil from being used which, in turn, reduces the harmful effects of acid rain, global warming, and smog. Fabrics made from Laser Felt Eco fiber are chemically and functionally nearly identical to those made from non-recycled fiber. The difference is that Laser Felt Eco fiber is made without depleting the Earth’s natural resources. With properties such as strength, softness, shrinkage-resistance, and colorfastness, market applications for Laser Felt Eco are expanding every day.
Leading manufacturers have given their endorsement to Laser Felt Eco as the fiber of choice for delivering exceptional technical qualities to their products. Our supply of recycled PET is received with product certification and specification test data. This ensures the criteria for 100% recycled PET and the quality level of the material are met. Supplier certifications are available upon request.
- Two million plastic bottles are used in the U.S. every ten minutes and 51 billion plastic bottles go into landfills annually.
- The 51 billion plastic bottles in U.S. landfills end-to-end would wrap around the earth 5 times.
- It will take 700 years before plastic bottles in landfills start to decompose.
- Less than 30% of plastic bottles in the U.S. are actually recycled.
- Currently only 11 U.S. states have bottle deposit.
Lifecycle of Laser Felt Eco:
Plastic PET containers are picked up at curbside and community recycling centers, and then sorted by type and color. They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, and crushed, then chopped into flake. These tiny pieces are melted and extruded to create fiber. The fiber produced is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched into desired length for strength, then baled. The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile product end uses.
Our PET Eco Felt material is rated - E84 (ASTM E84).
If the required rating is 701, for free hanging drapery, we are offering FR treatment to the Eco Felt that adds $100 to the cost of each panel.