ReBond is a collaboration between Modulex, Dansk Wilton, and Elektro-Isola, aimed at recovering textile carpet waste to create architectural signage solutions. After over a year of development, this pilot project has successfully re-purposed carpet waste to create a new architectural signage material.
ReBond is made by using waste from the Danish carpet manufacturer Dansk Wilton’s Cradle to Cradle Certified carpet solution. The process starts by removing the carpets and recovering scraps from production waste from Dansk Wilton, which are shredded into fine fibres using innovative technology.
The shredded textile fibres are mixed with a melting binding fibre, giving it the consistency needed to create felt mats. To produce ReBond, each felt is pressed into 3mm sheets with a white surface layer, strengthening the material and enabling direct print on each panel.
While the surface and appearance of ReBond are brand new, the sides of the panels bear a faint hint of the colour of the original carpets, leaving a trail of its previous life.