Minnesota Carpet Expo Presentation By Mohawk Industries Tuesday August 29, 2000
Evolution of Mohawk Technology & Awards 1825 - Erastus Bigelow Invented Woven Carpet 1878 - The Shuttleworth brothers brought 14 looms from England to New York and established the first manufacturing plant. 1920 - Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc. formed by merging the existing Shuttleworth business with a New York carpet manufacturer. 1951 - Mohawk invented woven interlock technology. 1956 - Merger with Alexander Smith Carpet. 1992 - Mohawk Industries, Inc. completed public offering. 1993 - Mohawk acquired American Rug Craftsman. -Mohawk acquired Karastan Bigelow Carpets. -Mohawk acquired Aladdin Carpeting. 1995 -Mohawk acquired Galaxy Carpet Mills. *Design Award-Gold Best of Neocon (3styles). *Design Award-ASID Gold Award
Evolution of MohawkTechnology & Awards 1997 - Mohawk acquires Diamond Rug & Carpet Mills. *Design Award-Silver Best of Neocon *Design Award-IIDA Acclaim Award (3 styles). *Interplan Bronze Award 1998 - Mohawk acquires World,Sunrise & Merit Carpet. - Mohawk acquires Image Industries. *Design Award-Silver Best of Neocon *IIDEX/Neocon Canada Bronze Award *Interplan Silver Award for Innovation & Excellence. 1999 - Mohawk acquires Durkan Carpet - Development of Ultra Performance System (UPS). * Design Award-Silver Best of Neocon - Carpet Tile. * Design Award-Silver Design Journal Best (3 styles). * Mohawk secures 2nd Largest Carpet Mfgr. In World
The New Mohawk Corporation • Strong growth through acquisitions of quality brands. • $3.2 billion in annual sales. • Substantial global commitment of products and services (60 manufacturing & warehousing facilities). • ISO 9002 certified – Landrum facility. • 212 sales professionals to service customers.
Mohawk Vision Statement A Growth Company Recognized for Quality, Service and Leading Edge Products Where Our Customers Have the Highest Priority.
What Makes Mohawk Different? • Our people…our culture. • Commitment to quality products. • Customer focused service programs. • Company commitment to safety & the environment. • A large company with a family attitude. • Long term partnership approach with customers and suppliers.
Mohawk’s Environmental Commitment • In business practices and operating procedures • Encouraging recycling, waste management, and energy conservation • Partnerships in carpet recovery and recycling efforts • In product offerings • Cutting edge design and development of environmentally conscious products
Business Practices & Operating Procedures • Paper, cardboard, and plastic recycling • Recycling low level chemical solvents • Drums are recycled or reused • Use of “BigPak” reusable yarn containers • Water treatment on-site to meet EPA standards • Energy conservation
CollectionLocation of Suppliers The Infinity™ nylon renewal process begins with the collection of used nylon 6 carpet, made possible through ENR’s network of partner companies, including many carpet retailers, in 40 cities throughout the US. Carpet retailers can save a significant amount of money in monthly carpet disposal fees, which makes being a part of ENR’s partner program not only cost effective, but profitable. Recycling Methods Collection Tour of ENR The Finished Product — Infinity™ Nylon Benefits of Infinity™ Suppliers [Home] Sorting Baling
Tour of ENRInside the Plant - Overview Recycling Methods Collection Tour of ENR The Finished Product — Infinity™ Nylon Benefits of Infinity™ Upon its arrival to the ENR plant, the baled carpet is shredded into a smaller pieces and then sent to an extruder. Bale Handling Residue Processing Lactam Concentration [Home] Depolymerization
Partnerships in Recovery & Recycling • DuPont • DuPont Carpet Reclamation Program • 1.5 Million pounds of post consumer carpet per month kept out of landfills • Auto parts, sod reinforcements, some Nylon 6,6 • 80 collection facilities • BASF • 6ix Again Program • Zeftron Nylon 6ix based carpets only • Nylon 6ix fiber repolymerized into nylon 6ix yarns • Honeywell / Mohawk Commercial • Evergreen Nylon Recycling Program • Fully sustainable, commercially viable program • Infinity Forever Renewable Nylon in products now • Over 200 Million pounds of post consumer carpet per year kept out of landfills
Product Design and Development • Woven products with longer life cycles • Woven Velvet Products – 20 years • Woven Interlock – 20 years • UPS high performance tufting system • Extends life cycle of tufted products substantially – 20 year warranties • Colorstrand Infinity Forever Renewable Nylon Yarn System
Evergreen Recycling / Infinity Nylon • Unlimited reuse of raw material • Carpet made with Nylon 6 never ends up in the landfill • Recycled Nylon 6 retains its superior level of performance and appearance • Carpets have high design appeal and performance • Process is SUSTAINABLE – can be repeated forever
Closed-loop Recycling • Most sophisticated & authentic recycling • Makes Infinity Forever Renewable Nylon Possible • Nylon 6 from recovered carpet is depolymerized back into new Caprolactam • New Caprolactam converted into virgin quality Nylon 6 for use in high quality carpets • Backing materials are used in the cement industry as a strengthening agent
Nylon 6 Recycling Benefits • Reduced energy consumption and waste • Conserves natural resources • Over 200M lbs./year of post consumer carpet kept out of landfills • Savings of over 700,000 barrels of oil annually • 4.4 Trillion BTUs/yr energy savings • Recycling vs. equivalent virgin product • Enough to heat 100,000 homes • 67% reduction of greenhouse gasses
Mohawk carpets featuring Infinity Forever Renewable Nylon offer all the quality and durability demanded in a commercial carpet, The Difference Is Clear. plus the added bonus of a revolutionary environmentally friendly design. www.infinitynylon.com
Mohawk Colorstrand Infinity Nylon • Result of partnership with Honeywell and Evergreen Recycling • Nylon fiber that is 50% post industrial content (25% post consumer waste) • High quality nylon; quality not degraded through recycling process • High design and performance products
Why Partner with Mohawk? • Environmentally responsible Corporation • Long history of quality products • Leader in technology • Extensive recycling capabilities • Recycled content nylon products